The Unplayable Podcast delivers cricket analysis, insight and exclusive interviews with the biggest names in Australian cricket.
Usman Khawaja wraps up the remarkable 2020-21 season
Sheffield Shield-winning Queensland captain Usman Khawaja joins cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris on the series finale of The Unplayable Podcast to discuss the Bulls' triumph over the Blues in the Marsh Sheffield Shield final (0:55), turning into Captain Grumpy this season (09:30), Queensland's Shield victory celebrations (14:17), dealing with the challenges this summer (17:30), the bonus-points system and new Kookaburra balls (20:23), possible innovations (33:36), his future in Aussie colours (39:44) and his thoughts on The Test and teammate Marnus Labuschagne (42:55).
Mitch Starc, Alyssa Healy, Streaking and the Shield final
In the penultimate Unplayable Podcast episode of the season, cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris is joined by hard-hitting wicketkeeper-batter Alyssa Healy to talk about the Australian Women's Cricket Team's incredible ODI winning streak (01:04) and pace ace Mitch Starc to discuss the upcoming Marsh Sheffield Shield final between the Blues and the Bulls (28:14).
Enormous IPL 2021 preview with Pat Cummins
Australia vice-captain and Kolkata Knight Riders quick Pat Cummins joins cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris to preview the upcoming Indian Premier League season by going through each club in alphabetical order and naming a danger man and player to watch (4:15) before finishing off with a look ahead to the upcoming finals in the Marsh One-Day Cup and Marsh Sheffield Shield (29:00).
I've got two eyes on the Ashes: Nathan Lyon
Cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris is joined by Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon on this week's episode of The Unplayable Podcast to discuss playing his first full Marsh Sheffield season with NSW (1:12), getting overlooked in all the captaincy talk (9:15), reflecting on the Test series against India (16:15), who he is backing in the ICC World Test Championship final (25:24) and how he has two eyes on the Ashes already (27:41).
Way-too-soon look at the Ashes with Michael Di Venuto
Former Australia opener, Tasmania legend and successful coach Michael Di Venuto chats to cricket.com.au reporter Sam Ferris about his coaching/lurking role with Tasmania (01:55), coaching England powerhouse County Surrey and the state of first-class cricket in England and Australia (4:51), the impressive talent in Australia (16:03), working with Steve Smith (19:11), England's chances in the Ashes and their bowling rotation policy (21:33) and Diva's coaching aspirations (26:47).
Riley Meredith on bowling rapid, IPL riches and saving the season
This week cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris has an in-depth chat with Australia, Tasmania and Hurricanes fast bowler Riley Meredith, starting with his junior days (01:00), early days with Tasmania (05:41), professional debuts (09:00), his first taste of the KFC BBL (17:00), his glorious moustache and compliments from Shane Warne (22:50), his international debut in NZ (27:35), WWED (34:50) and saving the domestic season (38:20)
Guests audio isn’t great
Content is good but the audio of guests is pretty poor
Terrific guests and analysis. Marred by consistently poor audio, particularly with Ponting. Doesn’t anyone have access to a landline?
Sam Ferris is the perfect interviewer. So, when he is interviewing a player he is respectful and interested but he doesn’t grovel. He also doesn’t try & be too friendly with the players which other commentators are guilty of. One thing he is an absolute master of: he asks a question & then listens. He does not insert his opinions into the conversation. Really good place to get up to date on Australian cricket.