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Join Mark Butcher, Yas Rana and the rest of the Wisden Cricket Weekly Podcast team for a weekly digest of the biggest stories from both English cricket and the wider world game.

Wisden Cricket Weekly Wisden Cricket Weekly

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    • 4.5 • 37 Ratings

Join Mark Butcher, Yas Rana and the rest of the Wisden Cricket Weekly Podcast team for a weekly digest of the biggest stories from both English cricket and the wider world game.

    Women's Cricket Weekly: How the new women's domestic structure will change cricket in England

    Women's Cricket Weekly: How the new women's domestic structure will change cricket in England

    Yas Rana, Ben Gardner and Lauren Winfield-Hill discuss the most recent restructuring of English women's domestic cricket.
    They look at why the change is necessary, implications for the counties not chosen – Yorkshire, in Lauren's case – and what impact it will have on the sport.
    There's also chat about England's ongoing T20I series against Pakistan, with Heather Knight's side recovering from 11-4 to win the first match at Edgbaston by 53 runs.

    0:00 Intro / 1:43 Lauren Winfield-Hill on Yorkshire missing out on Tier 1 / 23:21 Domestic restructuring / 35:58 England vs Pakistan / 45:04 Outro

    The Metro Bank Girls in Cricket Fund in collaboration with the ECB aims to triple the number of girls’ cricket teams by breaking down barriers and creating supportive and inclusive spaces. Help transform the game, head to metrobankonline.co.uk/cricket to champion the future of girls’ cricket.

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    • 50 min
    James Anderson retires from Test cricket: is the timing right, and what's next?

    James Anderson retires from Test cricket: is the timing right, and what's next?

    Yas Rana, Phil Walker and Ben Gardner react to the news that James Anderson's glittering Test career will come to an end at Lord's this summer.
    They reflect on Anderson's legacy, the circumstances surrounding the decision and look at potential candidates to replace him.
    Elsewhere in the show there's a County Championship round-up, a debate about England's future Test wicket-keepers and Pakistan's T20I series in Ireland.
    Mark Butcher also dials in to discuss Anderson's impending Test retirement.

    0:00 Intro / 0:48 Mark Butcher on James Anderson / 13:08 James Anderson’s retirement / 28:59 Potential replacements / 43:03 County Championship & wicket-keepers / 56:51 England women / 58:13 Ireland vs Pakistan / 1:03:15 Trivia / 1:04:26 Outro

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Women's Cricket Weekly: Heather Knight on her eight years as England captain & ENGvPAK squads announced

    Women's Cricket Weekly: Heather Knight on her eight years as England captain & ENGvPAK squads announced

    On the first ever episode of the Wisden Women's Cricket Weekly podcast, Yas Rana and Lauren Winfield-Hill are joined by England captain Heather Knight.
    They discuss leadership, Knight's experiences in the job, how it's changed over the years, competing against Australia and much more.
    Later in the episode, Katya Witney joins Yas to reflect on the latest round of Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy fixtures and England's squads for the series against Pakistan.

    0:00 Intro / 1:55 Heather Knight interview / 37:43 Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy / 41:00 England squads / 51:30 Pakistan / 53:20 Outro

    The Metro Bank Girls in Cricket Fund in collaboration with the ECB aims to triple the number of girls’ cricket teams by breaking down barriers and creating supportive and inclusive spaces. Help transform the game, head to metrobankonline.co.uk/cricket to champion the future of girls’ cricket.

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    The newest issue of Wisden Cricket Monthly is available to order at https://wisden.com/shop/wisden-cricket-monthly-issue-77
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    • 57 min
    Players voice safety concerns over schedule – will it finally change?

    Players voice safety concerns over schedule – will it finally change?

    The English game was rocked this week after the sudden passing of Worcestershire left-arm spinner Josh Baker. Baker, though just 20, had already made 47 senior appearances for the county, and last season scored the run that sealed Worcestershire’s promotion back to the top flight. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and everyone associated with the club.

    After a study undertaken by the PCA revealed that two-thirds of county players believe the current domestic schedule is unfit for purpose, Yas Rana, Ben Gardner, Katya Witney and Jim Wallace address the challenges and discuss what needs to change.
    Elsewhere in the show there’s a County Championship round-up, reflection on England women’s latest T20I squad, Scotland qualifying for the World Cup and much more.

    0:00 Intro / 1:47 County schedule / 18:23 County Championship / 32:18 England women / 39:36 Women's podcast / 41:22 RHF Trophy & Scotland at the World Cup / 47:54 T20 World Cup & IPL / 52:07 Jim's Substack / 56:08 Trivia / 58:28 Outro

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ollie Pope joins us for a batting masterclass; Archer returns for the T20 World Cup

    Ollie Pope joins us for a batting masterclass; Archer returns for the T20 World Cup

    Ollie Pope joins this week’s show for his most forensic interview yet, delving into the evolution of his batting over the course of his international career.
    Elsewhere in the show, Mark Butcher, Ben Gardner and Yas Rana react to the announcement of England’s T20 World Cup squad, one that saw Jofra Archer return to the fold and Chris Jordan pip Chris Woakes and Gus Atkinson to a spot in the 15-man group.
    There’s also discussion on Dan Worrall, Bismah Maroof, India and South Africa's T20 World Cup squads and more.

    0:00 Intro / 1:14 England's T20 World Cup squad / 22:54 Ollie Pope interview & batting masterclass / 48:17 County Championship / 51:49 Live show / 52:34 IPL / 56:38 India & South Africa's T20 World Cup squads / 1:01:49 Pakistan / 1:04:38 Wisden Cricket Monthly / 1:14:07 Outro

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    The purpose of county cricket: What does the future hold for second tier counties?

    The purpose of county cricket: What does the future hold for second tier counties?

    Yas Rana, Phil Walker, Katya Witney and Ben Gardner talk all things county cricket, including the Kookaburra vs Dukes debate and the allocation of the eight Tier One women's counties.
    There's also discussion on the latest round of the County Championship, reflection on the previous week's IPL action and an incredible innings from Sri Lanka's Chamari Athapaththu.
    Yas speaks to Simon Cook, Kent's Director of Cricket, about player recruitment and Kent missing out on Tier One status, while Mark Butcher also joins the show to discuss the state of the county game.

    0:00 Intro / 1:20 Mark Butcher / 8:36 Live show / 9:02 Rob Key & Kookaburra vs Dukes / 25:16 Women's counties / 44:26 Simon Cook, Kent Director of Cricket / 57:26 County Championship / 1:07:03 IPL / 1:15:11 Chamari Athapaththu / 1:20:35 Rocky Flintoff / 1:22:48 Testmatch / 1:32:35 Outro


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    • 1 hr 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

AngryPatsFan ,

Good, but...

Excellent content from intelligent hosts and contributors. Only drawback are some truly, horrible production values - sounds like they record remote comnentary off the speaker on their mobiles.

zeeshan m. ,

Why aren't you already listening to this?

If you love cricket, then yeah you should. The best cricket podcast there is. There's a few good ones but this one has just the right mix of wit, intelligence and alertness to the game. I've been listening since the first episode.

Would be nice if they spent a bit more time with cricket that isn't England and IPL. We understand that it's Wisden but we're all cricket lovers, and the fraternity extends past national sides.

You don't have to be English to enjoy this, So if you're a genuine cricket lover (I am one) you're very likely to appreciate the conversations.

And I certainly hope that this has more listeners than say, Tailenders. Another good podcast but not for the minimal cricket chat.

Another idiot abroad ,

Amazing

My go-to pod for cricket chat. Intelligent, funny, and entertaining, these guys know what they’re on about. Oh, and I used to teach Yas - legend!!

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