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Weekly insight into the cricket world brought to you by The Cricketer Magazine with Simon Hughes, The Analyst and Simon Mann, featuring opinion, comment, analysis, interviews with international players and celebrity guests.

The Analyst Inside Cricket The Cricketer

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    • 4.8, 26 Ratings

Weekly insight into the cricket world brought to you by The Cricketer Magazine with Simon Hughes, The Analyst and Simon Mann, featuring opinion, comment, analysis, interviews with international players and celebrity guests.

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4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Ochtapas ,

Awesome podcast, small suggestion

This is one of my favorite cricket podcasts. Very insightful and good humored. One small suggestion is that you could devote a couple of minutes each podcast or perhaps every other podcast providing some explanations for us that are new-ish to the game. Cricket is a game that has such a steep learning curve, and beautifully odd terminology, that I think this would help to grow the fan base for the game, particularly here in the US. Specially useful would be information on the state of the pitch, and why it matters, as well as bowling lengths and lines. For instance, a mini-lesson on the state of the pitch could have been sneaked in during the discussion of whether Australia should have batted first on the first day of the fifth test at the Oval. Obviously you don’t want to spend too much time and bore the knowledgeable listeners, but just a couple of minutes would do.

Not niche or tragic ,

Mr

The detail and analysis is really in depth and complete. You strike an excellent balance between presenting the facts and not taking yourselves too seriously.

You both have excellent contacts in the game so I think it would be good if you told us how you really feel once in a while.
For example: Willis gave Paine a jolly good thrashing. Flintoff told Vaughn it was time to move past 2005. He also praised Smith for being the fall guy for the sandpaper affair when clearly the bowlers would have known what was going on.

Simon there is a nearly 40 year old story originating from Pretoria: Pollock was in imperious form as Northern Transvaal played Transvaal. The captain told you to prepare for another spell at the great man. You absolutely refused to bowl to him. True story?

Brokenanklemiles ,

Five Star

Best cricket analysis out. Studied, well argued, highly knowledgeable.

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