Who is the toughest player in men's cricket?
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by BBC World Service
13h ago
Charu Sharma, Jim Maxwell and Nikesh Rughani are joined by Richard Sydenham who has written a book exploring what makes a cricketer tough and the physical and psychological aspects of it. He shares the stories from former players and what helped inform his 22 player list. Plus the Stumped team devise their own list. 21 year old Mayank Yadav won the player of the match award on his IPL debut for Lucknow Super Giants. Charu and Nikesh debate if he should be picked in the India T20 World Cup squad and the pressures surrounding the young player. Photo: Australian cricketer Steve Waugh during the 4 ..read more
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David Wiese: Franchise cricket is nearing saturation point
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by BBC World Service
1w ago
Alison Mitchell, Jim Maxwell and Charu Sharma are joined by globetrotter and franchise cricket extraordinaire David Wiese. He has played in no fewer than ten different franchise cricket tournaments around the world and tells us how the different leagues compare. He also shares his thoughts on the future of leagues around the world and what it is really like playing in the Indian Premier League. Plus Wiese speaks about playing cricket in America which prompts the team to lookahead to the T20 World Cup being hosted in the country and debate whether it will catapult the sport to new heights. And ..read more
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Marais Erasmus: My life as an international umpire
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by BBC World Service
2w ago
Alison Mitchell, Jim Maxwell and Charu Sharma debate the new rule in the Indian Premier League which allows two bouncers to be bowled in an over. They look at whether this rule is too bowler friendly and how this will impact tactics in the game. Plus we are joined by South Africa umpire Marais Erasmus who has officiated in 82 international Test matches. In his first radio interview since retiring from international cricket he shares his story of how he got involved in umpiring after playing the game, if he has any regrets and if umpires should be mic'd up. Erasmus also goes into detail about t ..read more
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IPL: Scouting India's next star
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by BBC World Service
3w ago
Royal Challengers Bangalore claimed their first Women’s Premier League title after beating Delhi Capitals in the final. We speak to former England captain Charlotte Edwards who won the tournament last year with Mumbai Indians. Alison Mitchell, Charu Sharma and Geoff Lemon all discuss Australia’s decision to withdraw from their men's T20 series against Afghanistan later this year. And, with the Indian Premier League returning this week, we find out what it takes to spot the next IPL star? We speak to the Head of Talent for Kolkata Knight Riders, Abhishek Nayar. Photo: Kolkata Knight Riders Head ..read more
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Jimmy Anderson: The David Bowie of cricket
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by BBC World Service
1M ago
Alison Mitchell, Jim Maxwell and Sunil Gupta celebrate England fast bowler Jimmy Anderson. Anderson has become the first fast bowler to take 700 Test wickets and reached the milestone in 187 Tests. He is only the third bowler in all of Test cricket to reach this milestone, with only spinners Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne ahead of him in the all-time list. We are joined by Maccabees and 86TVs guitarist Felix White, who also co-hosts the Tailenders podcast with Anderson. He shares what it is like to share a stage at the London Palladium with the bowler and what makes him so special. Plus ..read more
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Does cricket need a two-tier World Test Championship?
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by BBC World Service
1M ago
Alison Mitchell, Jim Maxwell and Charu Sharma discuss the retirement of New Zealand's Neil Wagner after his former teammate Ross Taylor said his retirement was 'forced'. Plus the team try and decipher why Australia and New Zealand play so few Test matches against each other. In the 78 years of Test match cricket between the two nations, Australia has played New Zealand just 60 times. We are joined by former Ireland player Andrew White who earned 232 caps for his country and now men's national selector. He tells us about their first ever Test match victory, his hopes that this could ensure more ..read more
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Japanese Cricket Icon: Shizuka Miyaji
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by BBC World Service
1M ago
Charu Sharma, Brett Sprigg and Nikesh Rughani all reflect on the Test series which has seen India continue their fine unbeaten home run and we ask if Shoaib Bashir has a bright future as he shines for England. We also speak to Japan’s most capped player Shizuka Miyaji on retirement and how she now aims to inspire the next generation. Plus, we take you on a tour of a cricket museum in Dubai with Shyam Bhatia. Get in touch with your WhatsApp voice notes on +44 800 032 0470. Tell us your name and where you are listening from in the world. Photo: Shizuka Miyaji (Credit - Japan Cricket Association ..read more
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Australia's Mitchell Marsh on the power of talking
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by BBC World Service
2M ago
Mitchell Marsh has had an extraordinary couple of years from being recalled to the Australia Test team, winning the 50 over World Cup and being named T20 captain. Marsh has been telling Alison Mitchell how he got involved with a small charity that focuses on men’s mental health and how he supported a teenager whilst playing in the Ashes. We also discuss the significance of the historic Test between Australia's women and South Africa plus Australia became world champions at Under 19 level for the fourth time after beating India in the final. Image: Mitchell Marsh of Australia celebrates reachin ..read more
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Jaiswal: India's next 'legend'?
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by BBC World Service
2M ago
Yashasvi Jaiswal became the third youngest player from India to score a Test double century at the age of 22. With the series against England finely poised at 1-1, we hear from Jaiswal’s childhood coach Jwala Singh. Alison Mitchell, Jim Maxwell and Charu Sharma also speak to Angus Brown, who represents England Men’s Physical Disability cricket team after their five-match tour to India this week ended in a 3-2 defeat. Image: India batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal celebrates his double century during day two of the 2nd Test Match between India and England at ACA-VDCA Stadium on February 03, 2024 in Visa ..read more
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Kevin Sinclair on backflips and West Indies historic win
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by BBC World Service
2M ago
West Indies all-rounder Kevin Sinclair tells Alison Mitchell that Test cricket will live for "a very long time. We have an in depth interview with Kevin on the programme after West Indies won a Test in Australia for the first time since 1997. Alison Mitchell, Jim Maxwell and Charu Sharma all discuss how India will respond to losing the opening Test against England and we also find out more about England's hero Tom Hartley after his match winning performance in Hyderabad. Image: Kevin Sinclair of the West Indies celebrates taking the wicket of Usman Khawaja of Australia during day two of the Se ..read more
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