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Sharp analysis and opinion from the cricket world with Simon Hughes, The Analyst and the BBC's Simon Mann, featuring comment, analysis, interviews with international players and celebrity guests.

Find us on the Sport Social website: https://podcast.sport-social.co.uk/podcast/the-analyst-inside-cricket/

The Analyst Inside Cricket Simon Hughes

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    • 4.8 • 33 Ratings

Sharp analysis and opinion from the cricket world with Simon Hughes, The Analyst and the BBC's Simon Mann, featuring comment, analysis, interviews with international players and celebrity guests.

Find us on the Sport Social website: https://podcast.sport-social.co.uk/podcast/the-analyst-inside-cricket/

    Shooting in the dark - Ashes predictions

    Shooting in the dark - Ashes predictions

    Simon Hughes and Simon Mann try to decipher the signs ahead of the Ashes with help from Nasser Hussain, Jack Leach and Dean Headley

    • 41 min
    Could bat could bowl could field!

    Could bat could bowl could field!

    Looking back at the 1986/7 Ashes series with the TV presenter Mark Pougatch who was watching it from the bleachers

    • 1 hr 5 min
    We must do better

    We must do better

    A reflection on Azeem Rafiq's harrowing story with special guest Dean Headley

    • 22 min
    A Trans-Tasman final, and the No Balls girls speak out

    A Trans-Tasman final, and the No Balls girls speak out

    Simon Hughes and Simon Mann examine where England (and Pakistan) went wrong in the T20 World Cup and hear from Alex Hartley and Kate Cross on how the women's game is progressing

    • 39 min
    Crisis in the corridors - the Azeem Rafiq story

    Crisis in the corridors - the Azeem Rafiq story

    Simon Hughes talks to the investigative journalist George Dobell and Huw Turbervill about the scandal engulfing Yorkshire cricket and the problems at the ECB

    • 58 min
    Buttler and England reigning supreme

    Buttler and England reigning supreme

    A look at England (and Jos Buttler's two stunning performances over Australia and Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Alex Kibrick ,

One of the best cricket podcasts out there

Excellent insight on the most important cricket stories in the world. You’ll learn and take something from this show that you can’t get from any publications or articles. Highly recommend this show to any cricket fan.

Ornry Brit ,

Love you guys

I am English American, living in Texas for my sins. I get limited test match cricket here either television or radio. I love Test Match Special (T.M.S.) it’s awesome and I love this program too, infact usually for reports I will turn you on before T.M.S. Obviously Simon Hughes I know did not play test cricket but your self deprecating approach puts that very much into perspective and as such I very much appreciate the absence of ego and bravado. Simon Mann you are lover of the game as I am and that clearly shows, you to are great.

Keep your partnership and keep doing what you are doing.

For my opinion cricket will never take off in the States, there is little history and modern Americans know nothing of it. We just do not need another sport there is no gap in the sporting market which means it would have to be carved out, that will take an enormous amount of money. The only form of the game that spending money on would be 20 over salami cricket (extending Vic Richards analogy that limited overs cricket is hamburger compared to test match stake) and that is a spectacle that would appeal to the American mind but capturing a slice of that mind is I would suggest almost impossible and enormously expensive.

I love your podcast please keep it up you too are great and my cricket withdrawals would be even worse without you.

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.

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