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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.

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    • 4.5 • 38 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.

    West Indies fight hard but England win the series at Trent Bridge

    West Indies fight hard but England win the series at Trent Bridge

    Yas Rana, Ben Gardner, Jim Wallace and Mark Butcher review England's series-clinching 241-run victory in the second Test at Trent Bridge.
    There's discussion on an improved West Indies performance, England's three centurions, Shoaib Bashir's fourth innings spell and England's struggles bowling at the tail.
    Elsewhere in the show the panel assess the state of The Hundred ahead of its fourth season, India have a new head coach and Harry Tector joins us as Ireland prepare to take on Zimbabwe in a one-off Test this week.

    0:00 Intro / 1:26 Mark Butcher on ENGvWI / 23:42 Win England vs Sri Lanka Test tickets / 24:02 England vs West Indies / 29:26 Charles Tyrwhitt / 30:07 Kavem Hodge / 33:50 Joe Root / 41:00 England bowling at the tail / 46:00 Shoaib Bashir / 53:12 The Hundred / 1:03:43 Gautam Gambhir – India's new coach / 1:06:57 Ireland / 1:09:13 Harry Tector interview / 1:20:55 Live show / 1:21:23 Outro

    We're doing another live show, this time in Birmingham! Details here: https://bit.ly/WCWPLiveShow0924

    We're delighted to be working with Kia UK once again!
    Win tickets to England vs Sri Lanka at The Kia Oval: http://www.kia.com/uk/about/sport-sponsorship/kia-oval-test-tickets_wisden.html
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    The newest issue of Wisden Cricket Monthly is out this week and available to purchase at https://wisden.com/shop/wisden-cricket-monthly-issue-79
    The digital version of the magazine is also available for just £2 a month at https://pocketmags.com/wisden-cricket-monthly-magazine#5c1cd17fa0b05

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Women’s Cricket Weekly: England’s unbeaten summer & The Hundred starts, with Alice Capsey

    Women’s Cricket Weekly: England’s unbeaten summer & The Hundred starts, with Alice Capsey

    Lauren Winfield-Hill and Yas Rana look ahead to the start of the 2024 women’s Hundred and reflect on England’s unbeaten summer against Pakistan and New Zealand.
    England batter Alice Capsey joins the show to discuss the summer, wanting to be a genuine all-rounder, her Test cricket ambitions and more.

    0:00 Intro / 1:20 The Hundred / 11:06 England vs New Zealand / 17:50 Alice Capsey / 21:18 Alice Capsey interview / 38:02 Domestic restructure update / 41:55 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-79
    The digital version of the magazine is also available for just £2 a month at https://pocketmags.com/wisden-cricket-monthly-magazine#5c1cd17fa0b05

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    • 47 min
    Should we be worried about the state of Test cricket?

    Should we be worried about the state of Test cricket?

    Yas Rana, Ben Gardner and Katya Witney cover all the latest news from the world of cricket this week.

    There's more reflection on James Anderson's final Test, discussion about who should replace him at Trent Bridge and a conversation about how the ECB could help Cricket Ireland.

    Elsewhere in the show there's T20 Blast action, a review of India's 4-1 win in Zimbabwe and an exciting potential debutant for Australia's tour of the UK.

    Mark Butcher joins Yas to discuss Gus Atkinson and Jamie Smith's debuts, as well as the state of Test cricket after West Indies' thrashing at Lord's.


    0:00 Intro
    1:28 Mark Butcher on ENGvWI
    15:19 Win England vs Sri Lanka Test tickets
    15:40 Charles Tyrwhitt
    16:23 James Anderson
    18:21 Who replaces Anderson?
    23:51 Ireland
    26:39 T20 Blast
    40:15 Live show
    40:54 Gullivers Sports Travel
    41:37 Zimbabwe vs India
    46:32 Australia
    51:21 Outro


    We're doing another live show, this time in Birmingham! Details here: https://bit.ly/WCWPLiveShow0924


    We're delighted to be working with Kia UK once again!

    Win tickets to England vs Sri Lanka at The Kia Oval: http://www.kia.com/uk/about/sport-sponsorship/kia-oval-test-tickets_wisden.html

    Enter Kia's Young Cricketer competition – http://www.kia.com/uk/about/sport-sponsorship/oval-surrey-cricket/kia-oval-competitions/kia-grassroots-cricket.html


    Enjoy 20% off at Charles Tyrwhitt by using the code WISDEN20: https://bit.ly/Wisden20CT


    You can follow Wisden Cricket on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok:
    https://www.facebook.com/WisdenCric
    https://www.instagram.com/wisden_cricket/
    https://twitter.com/WisdenCricket
    https://www.tiktok.com/@wisdencricket

    The newest issue of Wisden Cricket Monthly is out this week and available to purchase at https://wisden.com/shop/wisden-cricket-monthly-issue-78

    The digital version of the magazine is also available for just £2 a month at https://pocketmags.com/wisden-cricket-monthly-magazine#5c1cd17fa0b05

    #Cricket #EnglandCricket #ENGvWI
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    • 55 min
    Anderson's finale, Atkinson takes 12 wickets on debut & England thrash West Indies at Lord's

    Anderson's finale, Atkinson takes 12 wickets on debut & England thrash West Indies at Lord's

    Yas Rana and Phil Walker reflect on the first Test of the English summer, which saw James Anderson's illustrious career come to an end as England thrashed West Indies by an innings and 114 runs.

    Off the field, there's discussion about the Test as a spectacle, the huge disparity between the two teams financially, what more can be done to help West Indies and whether Lord's is a good Test venue.

    Back on the field, there's chat about Gus Atkinson's remarkable debut and a promising start to life in the Test arena for Jamie Smith.

    We'll have more reaction on next week's regular Wisden Cricket Weekly Podcast.


    0:00 Intro / 0:39 James Anderson / 4:23 This Test as a spectacle / 11:06 West Indies / 17:20 Gus Atkinson / 22:09 Wisden Cricket Monthly special offer / 23:40 Is Lord's good? / 27:50 Chris Woakes / 30:44 Ben Stokes / 32:04 West Indies' bowlers / 33:53 Jamie Smith / 39:33 Outro


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    https://www.tiktok.com/@wisdencricket

    The newest issue of Wisden Cricket Monthly is out this week and available to purchase at https://wisden.com/shop/wisden-cricket-monthly-issue-79

    The digital version of the magazine is also available for just £2 a month at https://pocketmags.com/wisden-cricket-monthly-magazine#5c1cd17fa0b05

    #Cricket #EnglandCricket #ENGvWI
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    • 42 min
    Women's Cricket Weekly: What should the future of women’s Test cricket look like?

    Women's Cricket Weekly: What should the future of women’s Test cricket look like?

    Lauren Winfield-Hill and Yas Rana look back at the first three T20Is of England’s series against New Zealand that have served up a few clues for how England will attack this year’s T20 World Cup.
    They also discuss the future of Test cricket and whether it should be held up on a pedestal in the same way that it is in men’s cricket.

    0:00 Intro / 1:13 England vs New Zealand / 9:19 The future of women's Tests / 18:06 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.

    You can follow Wisden Cricket on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok:
    https://www.facebook.com/WisdenCric
    https://www.instagram.com/wisden_cricket/
    https://twitter.com/WisdenCricket
    https://www.tiktok.com/@wisdencricket

    The newest issue of Wisden Cricket Monthly is available to order at https://wisden.com/shop/wisden-cricket-monthly-issue-79
    The digital version of the magazine is also available for just £2 a month at https://pocketmags.com/wisden-cricket-monthly-magazine#5c1cd17fa0b05

    #Cricket #EnglandCricket #INDvSA
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    • 20 min
    James Anderson's final Test and previewing England vs West Indies

    James Anderson's final Test and previewing England vs West Indies

    Yas Rana, Ben Gardner and Jo Harman look ahead to James Anderson's 188th and final Test match for England, as his astonishing career comes to an end this week at Lord's.
    There's also a preview of the series against West Indies, an interview with England's new keeper Jamie Smith and chat about a remarkable round of County Championship action.
    Mark Butcher joins Yas to reflect on the early years of Anderson and some of his career highlights.
    *This episode was recorded a couple of hours before England's XI was announced*

    0:00 Intro / 1:06 James Anderson / 13:32 Mark Butcher on Anderson / 27:06 Rado / 27:31 England vs West Indies preview / 36:03 Win T20 Blast tickets / 36:28 England vs West Indies preview pt.2 / 42:55 Jamie Smith / 48:23 Broadcast revenue sharing / 52:51 County Championship / 1:01:29 Wisden Cricket Monthly / 1:07:21 Outro

    We're delighted to be working with Kia UK once again!
    Win tickets to Surrey vs Hampshire in the T20 Blast: https://www.kia.com/uk/about/sport-sponsorship/kia-oval-t20.html
    Enter Kia's Young Cricketer competition – http://www.kia.com/uk/about/sport-sponsorship/oval-surrey-cricket/kia-oval-competitions/kia-grassroots-cricket.html

    Enjoy 20% off at Charles Tyrwhitt by using the code WISDEN20: https://bit.ly/Wisden20CT

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    The newest issue of Wisden Cricket Monthly is out this week and available to purchase at https://wisden.com/shop/wisden-cricket-monthly-issue-78
    The digital version of the magazine is also available for just £2 a month at https://pocketmags.com/wisden-cricket-monthly-magazine#5c1cd17fa0b05

    #Cricket #EnglandCricket #ENGvWI
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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 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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