Sky Sports Cricket Podcast

Sky Sports Cricket Podcast

By Sky Sports

Sky's pundits analyse and debate the big stories emerging from international and domestic cricket. Join in the debate on Twitter @SkyCricket.


Daggers and Lyds | The Hundred draft analysis with Tammy Beaumont

Tammy Beaumont joins Daggers and Lyds to run through the big moves and surprises from The Hundred draft and how her role as Welsh Fire captain played into their strategy on the day.
24/03/23·44m 16s

Daggers and Lyds | Heather Knight talks Ashes, WPL and Mankads

We have a new strand for the Sky Sports Cricket Podcast! Daggers and Lyds - aka Charles Dagnall and Lydia Greenway - will be talking all things Women's Cricket throughout the season.They say 'start the series how you mean to go on' so who better than Heather Knight to guest on the opening episode! She discusses how strange it was to play a match while the WPL draft was going on, we get her opinion on Mankading and we ask the all important question of what it's like rooming with Lyds.
17/03/23·39m 27s

Finances, opportunities, equality - how women's cricket is growing

England batter Tammy Beaumont joins Ian Ward and Steven Finn to look at the growth of women's cricket, which is continuing through the inaugural Women's Premier League in India. Beaumont also reflects on the recent T20 World Cup, where Australia claimed their sixth title and third in a row, and the depth in the English game.
06/03/23·8m 37s

What next for England central contracts as franchise cricket booms?

Michael Atherton and Nasser Hussain look at the difficulties England face picking squads with so many of their players involved in franchise white-ball competitions. Should central contracts become more incentive-based?
02/02/23·9m 50s

'Administrators were asleep at the wheel' - how franchise cricket is impacting international game

Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain and Ian Ward discuss the rise of franchise cricket and the impact it is having on the international game. Is Test cricket under threat - and what issues could arise for players who skip from tournament to tournament?
28/01/23·10m 21s

Historic win in Pakistan: The rapid transformation of England's 'no fear' team

Captain Ben Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum, plus Stuart Broad, Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton and Mark Butcher explore how England's 'no fear' mentality clinched a historic series sweep in Pakistan.
20/12/22·39m 52s

Karachi 2000 | The famous win in the dark

Athers and Nasser recall England's famous win in the dark against Pakistan back in 2000, the only time they have ever won at the ground.
18/12/22·21m 27s

James Anderson joins Nasser Hussain | Ben Stokes' leadership, Bazball in the Ashes and the secret to his longevity

James Anderson joins Nasser Hussain for a quick chat about the attacking mindset that Ben Stokes' Test side have instilled, whether Bazball can work in an Ashes series, and how the winning series in Pakistan compares to other away successes.
17/12/22·8m 34s

Ramiz Raja joins Athers for a chat about the state of Pakistan cricket

PCB chief Ramiz Raja talks to Michael Atherton about England's tour of Pakistan, the security surrounding the Tests, the pitches we've seen so far and why England are a good challenge for Pakistan.
10/12/22·15m 56s

Stuart Broad discusses England's Test transformation and how ‘enjoyment’ is their idea of victory

Stuart Broad sits down with Ian Ward, Mark Butcher, Nasser Hussain and Mark Atherton to discuss England’s transformation under Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes and how eradicating fear of failure has changed the Test side.
09/12/22·35m 44s

A sit-down with ECB chairman Richard Thompson

County cricket, the ECB setup, the future of The Hundred, franchises and the future of Test cricket are all discussed as ECB chairman Richard Thompson joins Michael Atherton for a chat during the third day of the first Test between Pakistan and England.
03/12/22·19m 25s

Jos Buttler Special: England captain reflects on T20 World Cup glory

England white-ball captain Jos Buttler joins Sky Sports' Ian Ward and Kumar Sangakkara to discuss his side’s T20 World Cup success in Australia in November, including the thumping victory over India in the semi-finals, the Ben Stokes-inspired win over Pakistan in the final and Player of the Tournament, Sam Curran.
01/12/22·15m 41s

England in Pakistan preview: Will Bazball work? Rehan Ahmed's selection and winning in the dark in Karachi

Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain and The Daily Telegraph's Nick Hoult look ahead to England's Test series in Pakistan.They talk about how things have changed since England's last tours of the country in 2000 and 2005, the selection of 18-year-old leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed and ponder whether 'Bazball' will work in Pakistan.
30/11/22·23m 56s

Brendon McCullum on returning to Pakistan, playing entertaining cricket and picking Rehan Ahmed

Michael Atherton sits down to talk with England head coach, Brendon McCullum as his side prepare to return to play their first Test series in Pakistan for 17 years.McCullum speaks about what he sees as an 'obligation' to play entertaining cricket, the reasons behind the selection of 18 year old spinner, Rehan Ahmed and describes what type of coach he thinks he is.
29/11/22·14m 49s

Jos Buttler Special: England skipper on T20 World Cup final, playing Pakistan at the MCG and leadership

Ahead of the T20 World Cup final against Pakistan, England skipper Jos Buttler sits down with Michael Atherton and Eoin Morgan to reflect on his captaincy journey so far, the side's white-ball success since the 2015 World Cup, and why they must enjoy Sunday's match at the MCG.
12/11/22·19m 21s

T20 World Cup final preview: England's batting vs Pakistan's bowling - and what about a Super Over?!

Nasser Hussain and Eoin Morgan join Ian Ward to preview Sunday's T20 World Cup final between England and Pakistan at the MCG. The pundits reflect on Jos Buttler's side's thumping win over India in the semi-finals before talking England's batting, Pakistan's bowling, captaincy, rain and if plans will already be in place in case a Super Over is required.
11/11/22·33m 25s

England vs India preview: Suryakumar Yadav's stunning form - and will Jos Buttler select an extra bowler?

Ian Ward, Michael Atherton and Nasser Hussain look ahead to the T20 World Cup semi-final between England and India, discussing the 'incredible' Suryakumar Yadav and the reasons for his success, Jos Buttler and Alex Hales' opening partnership and whether England will consider picking an extra bowler at Adelaide Oval.
08/11/22·25m 23s

England vs Sri Lanka Preview: How will the pitch challenge England?

Ian Ward and Nasser Hussain look ahead to England’s T20 World Cup clash against Sri Lanka, following a brilliant victory over New Zealand. The pair also discuss all the big talking points from the tournament so far, including their thoughts on the captaincy of Jos Buttler.
03/11/22·16m 38s

England vs New Zealand Preview: Do England need to make changes?

Ian Ward, Simon Doull and Michael Atherton look ahead to England’s crunch clash against New Zealand, and all the big talking points from the T20 World Cup so far.
31/10/22·18m 48s

'England are the most in-form team at T20 World Cup'

Eoin Morgan and Ian Ward look ahead to England's T20 World Cup opener against Afghanistan on Saturday, discussing Reece Topley's tournament-ending injury, Alex Hales' reintegration and the strength of the side's death bowling. Former England skipper Morgan also explains how current captain Jos Buttler will be feeling on the eve of his team's first fixture.
21/10/22·15m 47s

T20 World Cup preview: Ben Stokes' role and who are tournament favourites?

Sky Sports Cricket's Ian Ward, Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton, plus CricViz's Freddie Wilde, preview the T20 World Cup, discussing England's selection dilemmas, Ben Stokes' role, if South Africa are dark horses and more.
10/10/22·45m 44s

England's 'pipeline of talent' | Michael Atherton chats to the ECB about the pathway for the next generation

Michael Atherton chats to Mo Bobat, the ECB's Performance Director for men's cricket, and David Court, the ECB's Player Identification Lead about the pathways for young talent and what goes into finding the next generation of world-class cricketers.
12/09/22·19m 19s

Sir Andrew Strauss discusses the principles of the high-performance review | 'We can't keep everyone happy'

Sir Andrew Strauss, Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain, Ian Ward and Kevin Pietersen discuss some of the recommendations put forward in the ECB high-performance review, with the principle foundation of 'how can Test cricket be protected from the rise of shorter formats'.
08/09/22·48m 28s

Rob Key backs high-performance review | 'We're trying to make a better system'

England's managing director of men's cricket, Rob Key, gives his thoughts on Sir Andrew Strauss' high-performance review into English cricket and their attempts to provide a better domestic structure for the game.
27/08/22·13m 36s

Graeme Smith on South Africa's new T20 league, the future of Test cricket and captaining the Proteas to world No 1

Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith joins Michael Atherton and Ian Ward to discuss the importance of his country's new T20 league, the future of Test cricket, his double century at Lord's in 2003 and leading the Proteas to the top of the Test rankings.
19/08/22·14m 19s

What should England’s domestic cricket structure look like?

Sir Andrew Strauss, who is chairing a high-performance review into English cricket, joins Michael Atherton to discuss the domestic structure, if the current schedule is unsustainable, and when is the ideal time for first-class matches to be played. Plus, is Test cricket under threat?
17/08/22·23m 28s

'I want to play all three formats': Jonny Bairstow exclusive interview

Jonny Bairstow talks to Sky Sports' Michael Atherton about the relentless schedule for the modern-day cricketer, but insists he wants to play all three formats for "as long as possible" despite Ben Stokes' recent retirement from the 50-over game.
22/07/22·16m 2s

Cut the number of Test teams? Is the 50-over game under threat? How to solve cricket's congested calendar

Eoin Morgan, Michael Atherton, Mark Butcher, Ravi Shastri and Shaun Pollock discuss the congested nature of the cricketing schedule and how things might change moving forward. Should the number of Test match teams be reduced? Is 50-over cricket under threat? Will there be fewer bilateral series?
22/07/22·31m 2s

Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid discuss faith, the Hajj pilgrimage and team-mate support

England stars Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid tell Eoin Morgan what their faith means to them and their families, explain why the Hajj pilgrimage is important and how their team-mates have embraced them.
19/07/22·7m 17s

'In the Zone' - Kevin Pietersen and Mark Butcher on sporting nirvana, in-form Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes' batting

Kevin Pietersen and Mark Butcher join Ian Ward to discuss what it feels like to be 'in the zone' as a sportsman, plus reflect on Jonny Bairstow's blistering Test form for England and whether captain Ben Stokes is 'devaluing his wicket' by batting so aggressively.
03/07/22·36m 17s

Eoin Morgan and the art of captaincy, Zak Crawley's continued struggles for form, and Moeen Ali's future

Sky Sports Cricket's Michael Atherton, Mark Butcher, Ravi Shastri and The Guardian's cricket correspondent Ali Martin look through the Sunday papers and, among other things, discuss what made Eoin Morgan such a good captain, Zak Crawley's continued struggles at the top of the order in Test cricket, and where might Moeen Ali be moving to as three clubs compete for his affection in county cricket?
02/07/22·24m 16s

England's 'Bazball' revolution, Azeem Rafiq's return to Headingley, and the future of Women's Test cricket

Sky Sports Cricket's Michael Atherton, Mark Butcher and Mel Jones and Press Association cricket correspondent Rory Dollard look through the Sunday papers, discussing England's 'Bazball revolution, Azeem Rafiq's return to Headingley for the first time since his claims of institutional racism at Yorkshire, England Women's Test match against South Africa and more.
26/06/22·25m 27s

'Ben Stokes just gets captaincy' - Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton on England skipper's tactics, mentality and instinct

With Ben Stokes having made a successful start as England captain, two men who used to do the job, Sky Sports' Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton, look at the all-rounder's tactical nous, cricketing instinct, emotional intelligence - and how long he should stay in the role.
25/06/22·14m 42s

England vs New Zealand: 1st Test review

Nasser Hussain and Simon Doull join Ian Ward to look back on England's five wicket win over New Zealand in the first Test at Lord's - discussing Ben Stokes' victorious start as captain, Joe Root's superb match-winning century and the tributes paid to former friend and colleague Shane Warne.
06/06/22·22m 49s

Shane Warne's 'Ball of the Century' revisited

June 4 marked 29 years since the late, great Shane Warne delivered the 'Ball of the Century' to Mike Gatting. Warne's former captain, Mark Taylor, plus Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton reflect on the famous delivery and Warne's skill as a bowler and also discuss England leg-spinner Matt Parkinson.
04/06/22·17m 2s

Stokes and McCullum talk England's new Test era

Ian Ward speaks to Ben Stokes and Michael Atherton chats with Brendon McCullum at the start of a new era for England men's Test squad. The newly appointed coach and captain combination look ahead to the series against New Zealand.
01/06/22·27m 40s

England v New Zealand 1st Test preview

Ian Ward, Simon Doull, Nasser Hussain & Mark Butcher preview England's 1st Test against New Zealand.
30/05/22·47m 55s

Nasser Hussain meets Rob Key

Nasser Hussain sits down with his former Sky Sports colleague Rob Key for an in-depth interview following his appointment as England's new managing director of men's cricket. They discuss the challenges of the role, selection decisions and the importance of having a 'thick skin' in his new role.
11/05/22·44m 49s

The Hundred Draft podcast: 2022 playing squads revealed

Charles Dagnall and Charlotte Edwards are joined by Sophie Molineux, Fran Wilson, Sam Curran and Adam Zampa to give their thoughts on the big-name players signings made in The Hundred as teams boosted their playing squads ahead of the 2022 tournament.
05/04/22·36m 32s

'Juggernaut' Australia outclass England to win Women's World Cup

All the reaction following Australia's 71-run victory over England in the Women's World Cup final as the Southern Stars won the tournament for a seventh time. We hear from victorious captain Meg Lanning, beaten skipper Heather Knight and Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry. Charlotte Edwards and Georgia Elwiss discuss whether Knight made a mistake by opting to bowl, while the ECB's head of women's cricket Clare Connor talks about where England need to improve.
03/04/22·1h 8m

Who has been retained in The Hundred? Plus, Shane Warne on Justin Langer and James Anderson

Shane Warne and Charlotte Edwards join Rob Key and Nasser Hussain to look at how The Hundred squads are shaping up for the 2022 season following Deadline Day. Charlotte also talks about her ambition to coach at international level one day, while Shane has his say on England men's Ashes thrashing, their decision to leave James Anderson and Stuart Broad out of the West Indies tour, and whether Justin Langer would be a good fit as the team's new head coach.
22/02/22·50m 7s

England's next step | Was Root lucky to remain in charge? Did Broad and Anderson deserve to be dropped?

Rob, Nasser and Athers discuss England's management upheaval following the dismal Ashes tour, whether Joe Root deserves another chance as Test captain and if Stuart Broad and James Anderson should have been dropped.
11/02/22·1h 1m

England's week of change - and would Justin Langer be a good fit as head coach?

Nasser Hussain reflects on the departures of Ashley Giles and Chris Silverwood from the ECB, whether Justin Langer would be a good fit as England's next coach, and Joe Root remaining as Test captain for at least March's three-match series in the West Indies. We also hear from England batter Ollie Pope on a 'brutal' Ashes defeat, county pitches and his support for Root.
05/02/22·15m 40s

Has The Hundred been a success? Has the tournament won over its critics?

Nasser Hussain, Rob Key and Lydia Greenway are joined by the ECB's Beth Barrett-Wild, Southern Brave spinner Jake Lintott and PA cricket correspondent Rory Dollard following the announcement of The Hundred fixtures for 2022. The panellists look at how the tournament is helping women's cricket, if it can be improved and how it should fit into the domestic structure.
28/01/22·50m 12s

County schedule, split coaches and stop the Ashes obsession - how do England fix their Test cricket?

Nasser Hussain, Ian Ward, Michael Atherton and Rob Key dissect England's humbling 4-0 Ashes defeat and look at ways the side can boost their Test cricket moving forward. Do England need split coaches? Does county cricket require a drastic overhaul? Should the Ashes obsession stop?
17/01/22·1h 15m

A gripping Sydney finish, Crawley adds impetus - and who should be England's wicketkeeper?

Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton, Ian Ward and Roy Key discuss England's nerve-shredding draw in Sydney, quality innings from Zak Crawley and Jonny Bairstow, who should be the team's wicketkeeper going forward, and how they will balance their injury-hit side for the final Ashes Test in Hobart.
09/01/22·43m 10s

England's Ashes thrashing: Why the batting struggles and will Chris Silverwood be sacked?

Nasser Hussain, Rob Key, Michael Atherton and Ian Ward reflect on England's crushing defeat at the MCG, which ensured they lost the Ashes series inside 12 days. The pundits discuss the reasons why England are struggling to find Test batsmen and whether the loss in Australia will lead to the exit of head coach Chris Silverwood. Plus, should Joe Root carry on as captain?
28/12/21·47m 51s

Second Ashes Test review: England outplayed after poor decisions

After England fell to a 275-run defeat in the second Ashes Test against Australia, Mike Atherton, Nasser Hussain and Rob Key joined Ian Ward to reflect on what went wrong for Joe Root's side. The team's planning and selection come under fire while there is a debate over what England should be considering when picking their XI for the third Test in Melbourne.
20/12/21·46m 19s

Second Ashes Test preview: Can England hit back in Adelaide?

With England looking to fight back in the second Ashes Test - a day-nighter in Adelaide - Mike Atherton, Nasser Hussain and Rob Key join Ian Ward to discuss how they might be able to level the series with the make-up of the bowling attack, a faltering batting line-up and England's slip catching woes all on the agenda.
14/12/21·45m 23s

First Ashes Test review: What could England have done differently?

Following defeat in the opening Ashes Test, Nasser Hussain, Mike Atherton and Rob Key reflect on what England could have been done differently in Brisbane and areas to improve going into the rest of the series.
11/12/21·41m 12s

Ashes preview: What can England do to regain the urn?

With the start of the Ashes less than a week away, Nasser Hussain, Mike Atherton and Rob Key join Ian Ward to discuss the challenge facing England to regain the urn in Australia, disrupted preparations, Pat Cummins captaining the hosts and their own experiences of playing down under.
03/12/21·39m 56s

Australia win T20 World Cup after crushing New Zealand

All the reaction from Dubai as Australia claim their maiden T20 World Cup title after thumping New Zealand by eight wickets. Winning captain Aaron Finch and beaten skipper Kane Williamson - whose sparkling 85 from 48 balls came in vain for the Black Caps - share their thoughts. Plus, Nasser Hussain has his say on a tournament dominated by the toss of the coin, while Michael Atherton, Sam Curran and Rob Key also reflect on Australia's victory in the UAE.
14/11/21·32m 33s

‘Discrimination is not banter’ – Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton on Azeem Rafiq investigation

Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton discuss Yorkshire’s handling of the Azeem Rafiq investigation, why the England and Wales Cricket Board has to come down strongly, Gary Ballance admitting using a racial slur towards Rafiq, and whether English cricket is doing enough to promote inclusivity.
04/11/21·13m 23s

Brilliant Buttler sinks Sri Lanka – England on brink of World Cup semi-finals

We hear from Man of the Match Jos Buttler after his maiden T20 international ton – a 67-ball 101 not out – helped England to victory over Sri Lanka and all but secured a semi-final place at the T20 World Cup. Rob Key, Sam Curran, Michael Atherton and Nasser Hussain also praise Eoin Morgan’s captaincy and England’s fielding, discuss the impact of dew and look at the positives for Sri Lanka after an entertaining game in Sharjah. Plus, Simon Doull catches up with Morgan and Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka.
01/11/21·27m 50s

'Genius' Buttler and bowlers star again - England trounce Australia in T20 World Cup

All the reaction from England's thumping eight-wicket win over Australia in the T20 World Cup. Tammy Beaumont, Rob Key, Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton reflect on a third comprehensive victory in a row for Eoin Morgan's side, while England's Liam Livingstone discusses a 'genius' innings from Jos Buttler, who scored an unbeaten 71 from 32 balls, including five sixes. Plus, we hear from winning captain Morgan and losing skipper Aaron Finch, and look ahead to England's match with Sri Lanka in Sharjah on Monday.
30/10/21·24m 24s

Roy's rampage, magnificent Mills and the fifth bowler conundrum - England vs Bangladesh reaction

Sky Sports pundits Mike Atherton, Nasser Hussain, Rob Key and guest Alex Tudor reflect on England's ICC T20 World Cup win over Bangladesh - plus hear from the respective skippers Eoin Morgan and Mahmudullah.
27/10/21·27m 35s

Malan, Morgan and Pakistan's win over India - a statistical look at the T20 World Cup

Rob Key is joined by Michael Atherton and CricViz's Freddie Wilde for a light-hearted statistical look at the opening stages of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, with Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, the impact dew will have on the tournament and Pakistan's thumping win over India talked about in detail. Plus, Keysy brings the James Bond movie into proceedings!
25/10/21·49m 59s

T20 World Cup: Would Eoin Morgan leave himself out and how will England do?

Nasser Hussain, Rob Key, Michael Atherton and Ian Ward discuss the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, including England's chances, Eoin Morgan's poor form with the bat and if Dawid Malan's place is in jeopardy. The pundits also talk about India, Australia, West Indies, South Africa, dew and death bowling, plus reflect on Scotland's opening-day victory over Bangladesh.
19/10/21·44m 46s

Reviewing England Women's summer and looking ahead to a bumper 2022

Mark Butcher, Ebony Rainford-Brent and Lydia Greenway reflect on England's series wins over India and New Zealand this summer, while head coach Lisa Keightley discusses where the team can improve ahead of the Ashes and 50-over World Cup in 2022.
26/09/21·16m 32s

England 'confident Ashes will take place'

England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison talks to Sky Sports Cricket's Mike Atherton about the prospects of this winter's Ashes taking place, as well as a range of topics including the impact The Hundred is having on the game as a whole and the structure of the domestic season.
12/08/21·23m 53s

Rohit Sharma Exclusive: Batting, Bollywood and challenges of Test cricket

India batsman Rohit Sharma sits down with Sky Sports' Dinesh Karthik to discuss his approach to batting, being described as having 'lazy elegance' at the crease, becoming a fixture in his country's Test team, playing in England - and crying at Bollywood movies! Rohit also talks family, fatherhood, friendship and his passion for conservation.
12/08/21·40m 56s

Will The Ashes go ahead? Plus, Root delivers under pressure

Guardian cricket correspondent Ali Martin joins David Lloyd and Michael Atherton at Trent Bridge to discuss whether The Ashes is in doubt, one of Joe Root's best Test hundreds, the frailties in England's top order and the packed county-cricket calendar.
08/08/21·32m 5s

Virat Kohli Exclusive: India captain talks to Dinesh Karthik about fitness, fame, leadership and future of Test cricket

Virat Kohli, speaking exclusively to Sky Sports' Dinesh Karthik, opens up about his feisty attitude on the field, turning his fitness around, captaining India, the future of Test cricket and a whole lot more.
03/08/21·39m 22s

Nathan Leamon Special: The rise of the analyst, coded signals and the DRS revolution

Sky Sports' Michael Atherton talks to England analyst Nathan Leamon about the rise of data in cricket, with the pair discussing coded signals, the DRS revolution, why left-handed players are thriving, the importance of the toss and much, much more.
03/06/21·20m 14s

England vs New Zealand preview: Should Anderson and Broad play together - and what will England's new boys bring?

Nick Knight is joined by Niall O'Brien and Adam Collins to preview England's two-Test series against New Zealand. The panel discuss whether James Anderson and Stuart Broad should play together and what England new boys Ollie Robinson and James Bracey will bring to the group. Niall and Adam also have their say on England's decision to rest their IPL contingent for the series and the strengths of the New Zealand side.
31/05/21·21m 6s

World Test Championship Final: Are India or New Zealand favourites?

Nick Knight is joined by Adam Collins and Niall O'Brien to preview the World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Ageas Bowl from June 18. Adam reveals what he likes about giant Black Caps seamer Kyle Jamieson and wonders whether New Zealand's heart-breaking defeat in the World Cup final will help them in this showpiece game. There is also analysis of what side India will pick - and if Virat Kohli's team have any weaknesses. Plus, has the World Test Championship been a success and how can it be improved?
30/05/21·19m 46s

Spinwash '93 preview: Michael Atherton and Neil Fairbrother on England's chaotic tour of India

Michael Atherton catches up with former team-mate Neil Fairbrother to reflect on England's madcap tour of India in 1993, the story of which will be told in Athers' documentary, Spinwash '93, at 7pm on June 2 on Sky Sports Cricket. Michael and Neil discuss the off-field issues England faced on that trip, their limited success on it, and the camaraderie the players shared, as well as the emergence of India's Anil Kumble and Sachin Tendulkar. Plus, does it frustrate Fairbrother that he only made 10 Test appearances for England - and would he have played more in today's era?
29/05/21·17m 26s

Bumble's all-time Lancashire team: Who joins Andrew Flintoff and James Anderson in the side?

David Lloyd picks his all-time Lancashire side from players he has seen, played with or coached - with no overseas players allowed as he focuses on local talent. James Anderson, Andrew Flintoff, Mike Atherton and Matt Parkinson are among those to make the cut, but who else joins them in Bumble's team?
28/05/21·16m 51s

Black Lives Matter Special: Taking a knee - and is enough being done to tackle racism?

On the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's murder, Michael Holding and Ebony Rainford-Brent join Ian Ward and Nasser Hussain to discuss Black Lives Matter, taking a knee, if enough is being done to tackle racism, and whether cricket is changing for the better.
25/05/21·1h 5m

Who makes Glamorgan's greatest ever XI?

With Sky Sports showing this week's LV= Insurance County Championship clash at Sophia Gardens, Mike Atherton and David 'Bumble' Lloyd join former Glamorgan and England bowler Robert Croft and journalist Eddie Bevan, who has covered the Welsh county for 40 years, to pick their greatest all-time Glamorgan XI.
14/05/21·25m 1s

Australia's Ashes preps, county comebacks and some club cricket crackers!

Freelance broadcaster and journalist Adam Collins joins Rob Key, Nasser Hussain and Mike Atherton on The Cricket Show to assess Australia's strength in depth as well as the highs and lows from the latest County Championship action. Plus, Stan Heaton MBE joins us to talk about junior participation.
30/04/21·58m 16s

Was Ed Smith successful for England? Plus, the rising stars of county cricket

Nasser Hussain and Rob Key are joined by Michael Atherton and David Lloyd to reflect on Ed Smith's departure as national selector and rate how he performed in the role. The boys also look at head coach Chris Silverwood now being in sole charge of picking squads, plus discuss some of the rising stars and England hopefuls in county cricket, including Ollie Robinson, James Bracey and Matt Critchley.
22/04/21·54m 5s

Phil Tufnell Special: Trials and tribulations of England's 1993 Spinwash tour to India

Former England spinner Phil Tufnell joins Rob Key, Nasser Hussain and Mike Atherton on The Cricket Show to discuss his playing days with England - including the highly eventful 1993 'Spinwash' tour to India - and all things spin bowling.
15/04/21·55m 50s

2021 IPL preview, solving the crowded county schedule and cricket rants!

Rob Key and Nasser Hussain are joined by David Lloyd and Mark Butcher to preview the 2021 County Championship and IPL seasons. The guys also rant about their biggest cricket bug bears, which includes a look at the recent, controversial run out of Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman in South Africa.
09/04/21·53m 49s

Eoin Morgan Special: English cricket is healthy but formats need space to grow

England white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan joins Nasser Hussain and Rob Key on The Cricket Show to assess his team's T20 and ODI progress in India, plus analyse the state of English cricket and how the three formats can continue to grow on the domestic and global stages at a time when lucrative T20 leagues are increasingly popular for players and spectators alike.
01/04/21·49m 18s

Kevin Pietersen Special: What's England's best T20 lineup and why rotate in Tests?

Kevin Pietersen joins Nasser Hussain and Rob Key on The Cricket Show to discuss England's 'rest and rotation' policy this winter, he looks at their best lineup for the T20 World Cup in October and reflects on his best knocks in the sub-continent after England's struggles against spin in India.
25/03/21·53m 17s

Ashley Giles on England ambitions in challenging year; CricViz's T20 stats & trends

England men's managing director Ashley Giles joins Nasser Hussain and Rob Key on The Cricket show to reflect on the 3-1 Test series loss in India and look ahead to the challenges that lie ahead in 2021. We also hear from CricViz analyst Freddie Wilde on the stats and trends emerging in T20 cricket ahead of England's five-match series in India.
11/03/21·59m 53s

Eoin Morgan Special: England’s strongest squad step up World Cup plans in India T20 series

England's white-ball captain Eoin Morgan joins Sky Sports Cricket's Mike Atherton to preview the five-match ODI series against India - the skipper explaining why this series is so crucial for his side's ICC T20 World Cup hopes, why India will begin the tournament as favourites, how the benefits of playing in the IPL are balanced with the risks of player burnout and how Alex Hales could be integrated back into the England set-up in the summer.
10/03/21·16m 51s

How can England respond after heavy defeat in India?

After England slumped to an innings defeat in the fourth Test in India, confirming a 3-1 series defeat, Nasser Hussain, Mike Atherton and Rob Key joined Ian Ward to discuss how it came about, from struggles against spin to rotation and much more.
06/03/21·48m 32s

Charlotte Edwards and Isabelle Westbury on the challenges facing women in sport

Former England captain Charlotte Edwards and journalist Isabelle Westbury join Nasser Hussain and Rob Key on The Cricket Show to discuss the challenges facing women in sport, broadcasting and journalism. Plus almost a year on from Australia's victory in the Women's World T20, we catch up with Beth Mooney!
04/03/21·47m 46s

Monty Panesar Special on England and India's spinners, plus his Test career and mental health struggles

Former spinner Monty Panesar joins Nasser Hussain and Rob Key on The Cricket Show to assess the slow bowlers in the on-going series between India and England, plus look back on a 50-Test career that went from the high of dismissing Sachin Tendulkar to a long-running struggle with mental health problems.
03/03/21·42m 11s

Was the Ahmedabad pitch fit for Test cricket? Did England get their team selection wrong?

Ian Ward, Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton and Rob Key reflect on England's two-day defeat to India in the pink-ball game in Ahmedabad, discussing whether the pitch was fit for Test cricket, the omission of Dom Bess, some umpiring inconsistencies, and the tourists' rotation policy.
25/02/21·45m 58s

The Hundred to start with historic women's game. Plus, which squads look strong?

Ian Ward, Nasser Hussain and Ebony Rainford-Brent are joined by Charlotte Edwards to discuss The Hundred launching with a women's match and what impact that will have. Oval Invincibles stars Sam Curran and Jason Roy look forward to the tournament and talk tactics and team-mates, while Nasser assesses which sides have done the best business.
24/02/21·52m 56s

Alex Hales 'desperate' for England return. Plus, how do you manage maverick players?

Alex Hales tells The Hussain and Key Cricket Show that he is 'desperate' to play for England again and that it was 'sickening' to miss the 2019 World Cup. Plus, Nasser, Rob and guests Mike Atherton and David Lloyd discuss how to manage maverick players and create a team culture.
18/02/21·57m 43s

Jack Leach on England's tour of India, plus the nature versus nuture debate!

England spinner Jack Leach joins Nasser Hussain and Rob Key on The Cricket Show to look back on the first Test against India - and ahead to the second - plus Mike Atherton and David Lloyd join our panel to discuss if sporting excellence is the result of nurture of nature? And what makes a good coach?
11/02/21·59m 23s

Joe Root on his 100th Test and England's toughest of challenges in India

England captain Joe Root joins Nasser Hussain and Rob Key to to look back on a journey that has brought him 100 Test caps and ahead to the challenges to come, starting with perhaps the toughest of them all away in India. Cricket broadcaster Harsha Bhogle reflects on the impact India’s win over Australia has had on the country and its cricket fans, plus he shares his thoughts on how the hosts should best balance their side for the four-Test series.
04/02/21·51m 31s

'Likeable' England beat Sri Lanka and now face 'formidable' India

Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton dissect England's 2-0 series win over Sri Lanka after yet another batting collapse from the home side, hail Joe Root as a 'great ambassador' for his team, and look ahead to the games against an India side unbeaten in home Test series since 2012.
25/01/21·26m 23s

Root's masterclass, DRS decisions and Dickwella's playful sledging

Kumar Sangakkara salutes - and says he learnt from - Joe Root's 186 against Sri Lanka, plus Michael Atherton and Rob Key assess the decisions for the third umpire on day three in Galle as well as home wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella’s playful sledging towards the England batsmen.
24/01/21·26m 18s

Awesome Anderson, batting against spin and England's rotation policy

James Anderson reflects on his six-wicket haul against Sri Lanka and is called England's greatest-ever bowler by Rob Key, while Nasser Hussain looks at Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley's struggles against spin and whether the selectors are right to rest Jonny Bairstow for the first two Tests in India.
23/01/21·26m 21s

'Master craftsman' Anderson shines on flat pitch

Michael Atherton and Nasser Hussain hail James Anderson after his three-wicket haul on day one of the second Test. We also hear from Anderson himself as well as Angelo Mathews, whose unbeaten century steered Sri Lanka to 229-4 by stumps in Galle.
22/01/21·26m 23s

Graeme Swann and Dan Lawrence on England in Sri Lanka, plus India's near 'Invincibles'

England batsman Dan Lawrence and former spinner Graeme Swann join Sky Sports Cricket pundits Nasser Hussain and Rob Key to analyse England's on-going tour of Sri Lanka, plus we look ahead to the upcoming Test series in India - "the toughest test" for any side in world cricket right now.
21/01/21·52m 18s

Cricket Debate: England close in on victory despite late wobble

Michael Atherton, Rob Key and Kumar Sangakkara reflect on an absorbing day four of the first Test as England close in on victory over Sri Lanka despite a late wobble with the bat. The pundits also praise Lahiru Thirimanne after he scored his second Test hundred and first in eight years, while we hear from England spinner Jack Leach after his five-wicket haul.
17/01/21·26m 31s

Cricket Debate: Root scores superb double hundred

England captain Joe Root reflects on his double century against Sri Lanka in Galle and is praised by Michael Atherton, while Mahela Jayawardene and Jack Leach look ahead to day four of the first Test.
16/01/21·26m 31s

England's busy 2021 and how to win Test series in India and Australia

Sky Sports pundits Mike Atherton and Nasser Hussain join Ian Ward to assess England’s jam-packed schedule in 2021 and analyse how best Joe Root’s side can maximise their chances of winning in India and Australia in particular.
15/01/21·18m 34s

Joe Root Special: I've been underperforming in Test cricket

Sky Sports pundit Mike Atherton sat down with Joe Root ahead of the first Test against Sri Lanka for an in-depth chat in which the England captain admitted he has been underperforming in Test cricket - and is determined to start making match-winning scores - and urged his players to reveal if they are struggling with the burdens of international cricket this winter.
14/01/21·18m 43s

Cricket Debate: England in 'dream world' after stunning Sri Lanka

England's Stuart Broad and Dom Bess reflect on the opening day of the first Test on which Sri Lanka were bowled out for just 135 in Galle before the tourists reached 127-2 in reply. Nasser Hussain and Rob Key join Ian Ward to analyse all of the action.
14/01/21·28m 17s

Kumar Sangakkara and Dom Bess look ahead to Sri Lanka vs England Test series

Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara and England spinner Dom Bess join Nasser Hussain and Rob Key on the Hussain and Key Cricket Show to look ahead to the two Test series between the countries and share their insights into how each team is shaping up for the contest.
13/01/21·48m 5s

James Anderson and Stuart Broad special: Sri Lanka, India and the Ashes

England seamers James Anderson and Stuart Broad join Nasser Hussain and Rob Key to look ahead to the first Test against Sri Lanka - the start of a bumper year of international cricket in which Joe Root's side could play as many as 17 Tests. We also look back on Sri Lanka series of yesteryear, including some of Nasser's finest moments!
08/01/21·51m 5s

Superman Stokes and when Mikey and Ebony spoke - Cricket review of 2020

Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton, David Lloyd and Rob Key reflect on the year in cricket, including Michael Holding and Ebony Rainford-Brent's passionate words on racism, the Women's T20 World Cup, milestones for Stuart Broad and James Anderson and Zak Crawley's double century.
24/12/20·1h 4m

Steve Waugh Special: Steve Smith like a matador and why I wouldn't ban the bouncer

Former Australia captain Steve Waugh joins us for a special episode of The Cricket Show as he explains why he has never seen a batsman like Steve Smith, discusses why he would not ban the bouncer in cricket, and reflects on how well the players in his great Australia side got on.
17/12/20·50m 46s

Andrew Flintoff: Bairstow must play Tests, Stokes could present Top Gear, plus Bumble and Nass anecdotes!

Former all-rounder Andrew Flintoff joins The Cricket Show to explain why Jonny Bairstow is one of England's top-three Test batsmen, to give his verdict on Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes and Sam Curran - plus retell some hilarious anecdotes featuring David Lloyd and Nasser Hussain!
10/12/20·53m 37s

Bubble breached - what next for England and South Africa?

Nasser Hussain and Mike Atherton join Ian Ward to discuss England's curtailed tour to South Africa and the ramifications both on and off the field following the postponement of the ODI series Also on the agenda are bubble fatigue, Australia's high hopes for young all-rounder Cameron Green and the great sports commentators, following the sad passing of Peter Alliss.
08/12/20·30m 43s

Adil Rashid's Test future, 'box office' Dawid Malan and England's coded signals

Nasser Hussain and Rob Key look back at England’s T20 sweep of South Africa and ahead to the ODI series, praising “box office” Dawid Malan and discussing England’s coded signals. Plus, leg-spinner Adil Rashid joins the boys to talk about whether he will return to Test cricket, his bowling speeds and how crucial Moeen Ali has been in his development.
03/12/20·54m 14s

Who is England's next Liam Plunkett? Plus, the series in South Africa and Dele Alli's catch!

Liam Plunkett joins Rob Key and Nasser Hussain to look at who can replace him as England's middle-overs maestro in white-ball cricket. Plus, we look at the South Africa vs England series and assess Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli's sensational catch!
27/11/20·58m 28s

How are England shaping up for T20 World Cup and Ashes?

How well-equipped are England ahead of the T20 World Cup and huge Test series against India and Australia? Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton talk Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jos Buttler and more days out from the white-ball games against South Africa. The team also reflect on the innovations introduced for the upcoming Big Bash League season - and whether or not they like them.
24/11/20·41m 49s

England's T20 selection dilemmas, plus Pollock's battles with Nasser and Athers!

England’s T20 selection dilemmas and white-ball series with South Africa are discussed as Shaun Pollock and Michael Atherton join Rob Key and Nasser Hussain. Shaun looks at a tumultuous period for the Proteas and what players will be key against England, while also reflecting on his battles with Nasser and Athers during his career.
19/11/20·52m 33s

Nasser Hussain's Team of the 2020 IPL and Jos Buttler's preferred batting position

Nasser Hussain picks his team of the 2020 IPL, Jos Buttler explains why he batted in the middle order for Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene savours his side's title triumph as all three join Rob Key for the IPL Cricket Show.
11/11/20·50m 14s

IPL play-off permutations, Chris Jordan on Jofra Archer and is Jasprit Bumrah the best bowler across all formats?

Chris Jordan joins Rob Key and Nasser Hussain on The IPL Cricket Show to reflect on Jofra Archer's storming displays in the tournament, plus our pundits discuss the play-offs so far, chat about the Women’s T20 challenge, finalise their best team to miss out on the T20 era, and ask if Jasprit Bumrah is the best bowler across all formats!
06/11/20·48m 58s

The best batsmen that missed out on T20, plus Superb Stokes and the Universe Boss!

Sam Curran joins Rob Key and Nasser Hussain on The IPL Cricket Show to discuss the skills of Ben Stokes and Chris Gayle and staying in a bio-secure bubble, before Rob and Nasser select the top batsmen who played in the era before T20 but would have flourished in it.
30/10/20·47m 50s

IPL Show: Archer at his best - and where should Buttler bat?

Rob Key, Nasser Hussain and special guests Shane Warne and Jonny Bairstow discuss Jofra Archer's scintillating IPL form, where Jos Buttler should bat for Rajasthan Royals and the importance of coaches in franchise T20 cricket. Plus, not for the first time, Nasser raves about AB de Villiers!
23/10/20·51m 53s

'Woakes a champion all-rounder in any other era'

Mike Atherton and Mark Butcher join Nick Knight to discuss the big winners from the NatWest Cricket Awards. Chris Woakes and Sarah Glenn took the top men's and women's prizes, with Zak Crawley claiming the young player award.
04/10/20·14m 37s

Ian Bell: Right time for me to retire

Ian Bell speaks to Sky Sports about his decision to retire from cricket at the end of the 2020 season and a glittering England career which featured 22 Test hundreds and five Ashes wins.
05/09/20·14m 14s

Cricket Debate: 600 up for 'genius' Anderson

"A genius with the ball in his hand." James Anderson showed that genius once again as he took his 600th Test wicket, the first seamer in the history of the game to achieve that feat. Rain earlier in the day ensured the third Test ended in a draw, leaving Mark Butcher and guests Alec Stewart, Dominic Cork and Bazid Khan to sing Anderson's praises and look back on a fantastic, if slightly damp, series - won 1-0 by England.
25/08/20·39m 30s

Cricket Debate: Who makes a 21st century world XI?

A combination of some stubborn Pakistan batting, poor England catching and the weather means James Anderson is still waiting for his 600th Test wicket – just one to get now! Mark Butcher, Dominic Cork, Bazid Khan and Matt Prior discuss that, Dom Bess and the importance of a quality spin bowler before moving on to pick their 21st century world XIs.
24/08/20·39m 19s

The art of coaching with Nasser Hussain and Rob Key

Nasser Hussain and Rob Key look at the art of coaching, from improving players at the elite level to keeping kids interested in youth cricket, plus analyse the development of England batsman Zak Crawley.
24/08/20·34m 1s

Cricket Debate: How can England prolong Anderson's career?

As James Anderson closes in on 600 Test wickets - just two more to go - Darren Gough, Dominic Cork and Bazid Khan join Mark Butcher to discuss how England can keep their greatest ever bowler going for as long as possible. Also on the agenda was Azhar Ali's battling hundred and the latest inductees to the ICC Hall of Fame, including the great Jacques Kallis.
23/08/20·39m 32s

Cricket Debate: Record-breakers! Crawley, Buttler dominate for England

Zak Crawley and Jos Buttler's record-breaking 359-run partnership, followed by Jimmy Anderson's late three-wicket burst put England in complete control of the third Test against Pakistan. Mark Butcher was joined by Darren Gough, Matt Prior and Bazid Khan to discuss a near-perfect day for the hosts.
22/08/20·39m 31s

How can England win The Ashes in Australia?

Sir Andrew Strauss and Nasser Hussain examine how England can build for The Ashes in Australia in 2021-22 and whether Adil Rashid should return to the Test side. Plus, Strauss discusses how his 2010-11 team won the urn down under.
22/08/20·21m 2s

Cricket Debate: Is Crawley England’s long-term number three?

Lydia Greenway, Adam Collins and Bazid Khan join Mark Butcher to reflect on Zak Crawley’s superb 171no, run the rule over Pakistan’s attack and assess the tenure of outgoing ECB chairman Colin Graves.
21/08/20·39m 34s

Cricket Debate: Who are England's options in reserve?

The Cricket Debate panel discuss England's batting and spin bowling options they have in reserve ahead of a possible winter tour of India, while Mark Butcher, Dominic Cork, Robert Croft and Azhar Mahmood also reflect on the final day of the second Test between England and Pakistan.
17/08/20·34m 19s

Pink ball? Start earlier? Change the mindset? How to fix bad light in cricket

Shane Warne, Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain and more offer up potential solutions to cricket's bad light problem, including the use of pink balls, starting games earlier and shifting from an old-school mindset.
17/08/20·32m 15s

Cricket Debate: 'A lack of urgency, intensity and an unwillingness to play'

After another weather-affected fourth day at The Ageas Bowl, with only 10.2 overs of play possible, The Sun's John Etheridge joined The Cricket Debate to vent his frustrations, while Dominic Cork, Matt Prior and Bazid Khan answered your Twitter questions - including some possible solutions to the 'bad light' problem in cricket.
16/08/20·28m 6s

Cricket Debate: England-Pakistan all-time Test XI

After a dismal third-day washout of the second #raisethebat Test between England and Pakistan, The Cricket Debate dreamed up what an all-time combined XI between the two teams might look like, with Mark Butcher, Dominic Cork, Azhar Mahmood and Osman Samiuddin playing chief selectors.
15/08/20·39m 21s

How to solve 'bad light' in cricket and England's tailender troubles

On the latest Cricket Debate, Mark Butcher and guests discuss the issue of 'bad light' in cricket and how best to solve it after another interruption-heavy second day's play at The Ageas Bowl, while they also take a look at England's recent struggles to dismiss tailenders - a trend that has continued in the second Test against Pakistan.
14/08/20·39m 22s

Captaincy with Shane Warne, Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton

What makes a successful captain? Nasser Hussain and Shane Warne join fellow Sky Sports pundit Mike Atherton to discuss the qualities and attributes required - and recount some of their personal experiences.
14/08/20·47m 27s

England’s Archer dilemma and Bob Willis Trophy here to stay?

Former England fast bowler Steve Finn looks at Jofra Archer’s omission for the second Test against Pakistan and whether he comes in for unfair criticism; Dominic Cork and Azhar Mahmood also join Mark Butcher on The Cricket Debate to discuss England’s slip catching woes, Pakistan’s day one struggles and whether the Bob Willis Trophy is here to stay.
14/08/20·39m 19s

Woakes and Buttler the heroes as England win Manchester epic

Mark Butcher, Matt Prior, Phil Walker and Bazid Khan reflect on England's stunning win over Pakistan in the first Test, whether Chris Woakes is now a must pick and what Jos Buttler's impressive innings could mean for his Test career.
08/08/20·39m 47s

England must support Buttler - but Foakes is ready to step up

Cricket Debate guests Matt Prior and Alec Stewart discuss Jos Buttler's struggles behind the stumps, while Stewart says Ben Foakes is ready to step up if England make a wicketkeeping change. Plus, is Jimmy Anderson still England's most important bowler and will Pakistan win the first Test?
07/08/20·39m 32s

Cricket Debate: Pakistan on top and remembering Bob Willis

The Cricket Debate panel discuss Shan Masood's superb hundred against England and Pakistan's potent bowling attack, while they share memories of the late, great Bob Willis following the release of a biography on the England and Sky Sports legend's life.
06/08/20·39m 15s

Cricket Debate: Brilliant Babar and erratic England

Alec Stewart, Dominic Cork and Bazid Khan join Mark Butcher to discuss Babar Azam's classy half-century, England's wayward bowling, the World Cup Super League and the likelihood of international teams returning to Pakistan.
05/08/20·38m 50s

‘England’s depth of ODI talent is scary’

Opener Jason Roy gives us the inside track on England’s build-up to the ODI series against Ireland as Rob Key, Niall O’Brien and Nick Knight preview the first match in the World Cup Super League.
29/07/20·39m 20s

Cricket Debate: 500 for Broad, Woakes the unsung hero

500 up for Stuart Broad! The England seamer took his milestone wicket, meaning Chris Woakes was again the unsung hero despite taking a five-for as England regained the Wisden Trophy with a big win at Emirates Old Trafford. Mark Butcher was joined by Lydia Greenway, Alec Stewart and Courtney Walsh to discuss the conclusion to a fabulous series with the West Indies.
28/07/20·35m 2s

Cricket Debate: England-West Indies all-time Test XI

A washout on day four at Emirates Old Trafford meant a slightly different Cricket Debate. After 57 years, England and West Indies will compete for the Wisden Trophy for the final time on Tuesday and to mark the occasion Mark Butcher, Dominic Cork, Lydia Greenway and Courtney Walsh selected their all-time XI.
27/07/20·31m 25s

Cricket Debate: Broad moves to 499 Test wickets

Stuart Broad was the toast of the town - or at least Darren Gough, Courtney Walsh and Lydia Greenway - again as he took six wickets in a day dominated by England at Emirates Old Trafford, to move to 499 Test wickets. Plus, should England's openers be trying to score more quickly?
26/07/20·36m 25s

Cricket Debate: Broad and Anderson show their class

Stuart Broad and James Anderson were simply superb on day two of the third #raisethebat Test, so Alec Stewart, Dominic Cork and Courtney Walsh hail them as well as Windies seamer Kemar Roach, after the latter passed 200 Test wickets. Plus, is enforcing the follow-on on England's mind?
25/07/20·38m 48s

Cricket Debate: Pope will be a superstar

Dominic Cork, Alec Stewart and Courtney Walsh join Mark Butcher to laud England batsman Ollie Pope and reflect on some key selection decisions from both sides on day one of the Ruth Strauss Foundation Test. Plus the panel discuss the new Richards-Botham Trophy.
24/07/20·34m 32s

Cricket Debate: Will England force victory?

Sir Curtly Ambrose, Dominic Cork and Ravi Bopara join Mark Butcher to preview a tantalising fifth day of the second Test between England and West Indies, plus talk England's spin options, why consistency is key in the slip cordon and why Shai Hope has been short of runs.
19/07/20·39m 24s

Cricket Debate: Stokes on road to greatness

Dominic Cork says Ben Stokes could become one of England's greatest ever, plus we hear from Stokes after his superb 176 at Emirates Old Trafford. Cork, Sir Curtly Ambrose and Ravi Bopara also answer your questions on bowling, rain days and Joe Root's off-spin.
18/07/20·39m 31s

Cricket Debate: Stokes and Sibley's centuries - and how should Buttler play?

Mark Butcher, Dominic Cork, Sir Curtly Ambrose and Lydia Greenway discuss Dom Sibley and Ben Stokes' centuries, how Jos Buttler should bat, and whether the absence of fans in the #raisethebat Test series is having an impact.
17/07/20·38m 39s

Cricket Debate: Archer's exclusion - and should Anderson have played?

Dominic Cork, Sir Curtly Ambrose and Lydia Greenway join Mark Butcher to discuss Jofra Archer's exclusion from the second Test against West Indies - and whether the hosts should have picked James Anderson.
16/07/20·38m 38s

Cricket Debate: BLM gave Windies 'extra motivation'

Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy believes the significance of the Black Lives Matter movement provided "extra motivation" to win the first Test against England, as he joins Darren Gough, Ravi Bopara and Mark Butcher on The Cricket Debate.
12/07/20·38m 48s

Cricket Debate: Crawley selection a 'simple decision'

Dominic Cork says that Zak Crawley has done enough to be picked ahead of Joe Denly for the next Test at Old Trafford after his 76 on day four at The Ageas Bowl as he joins Darren Sammy, Ravi Bopara and Mark Butcher on The Cricket Debate.
11/07/20·38m 39s

Cricket Debate: 'Broad has a right to be angry'

Dominic Cork says that Stuart Broad has a right to be angry and frustrated at being dropped from England's team for the first Test against West Indies as he joins Darren Sammy, Ravi Bopara and Mark Butcher on The Cricket Debate.
10/07/20·37m 39s

Cricket Debate: Is it fair to criticise England's batsmen?

Darren Sammy, Lydia Greenway and Dominic Cork join Mark Butcher on The Cricket Debate to discuss whether it's fair to criticise England's under-cooked batsmen after they were bowled out for 204 on day two of the first #raisethebat Test against the West Indies.
09/07/20·37m 19s

Cricket Debate: Should England have picked Broad?

Darren Gough debates whether Stuart Broad should have started the first Test for England against the West Indies, while we also hear from Darren Sammy and Lydia Greenway, as well as listen to Michael Holding and Ebony Rainford-Brent's powerful Black Lives Matter message.
08/07/20·39m 44s

Black Lives Matter: Racial 'brainwashing' must end

Michael Holding passionately dissects the "brainwashing" he says is to blame for racial issues remaining rife to this day after he and Ebony Rainford-Brent share their experiences of racism, within cricket and society as a whole, in Black Cricketers Matter.
08/07/20·31m 16s

Anderson? Broad? Archer? Wood? Who misses out for England?

Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton and Ian Bishop look at which England seamers might miss out on the first Test, the pressure on Joe Denly and how Ben Stokes will fare as captain as they preview the three-Test #raisethebat series against West Indies.
06/07/20·1h 3m

'I felt I had to be twice as good a player' - Black Lives Matter and diversity in cricket

Mark Butcher welcomes Phillip DeFreitas, Mark Alleyne, Ebony Rainford-Brent and Raj Tulsiani to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, how cricket can become more diverse on the pitch and in the boardroom, and the racist abuse DeFreitas suffered during his England career.
27/06/20·56m 24s

The art of coaching: What are the keys to success?

Nasser Hussain, Rob Key, Michael Atherton and David Lloyd discuss the art of coaching, in cricket and beyond, as they assess how to get the best out of players, create a positive culture and win matches.
20/06/20·54m 47s

What are the top 10 greatest cricket moments on Sky Sports?

To celebrate 30 years of cricket on Sky Sports, we tasked Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton and David Lloyd to agree on the top 10 greatest cricketing moments of the last three decades shown on Sky.
12/06/20·56m 37s

The Cricket Show: Will COVID substitutions be allowed?

ECB director of special projects Steve Elworthy joins Ian Ward, Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton to discuss the planning that has gone into the scheduled bio-secure Test series against the West Indies, while we also hear from Lancashire director of cricket Paul Allott as Emirates Old Trafford prepares to host two of those Tests, as well as from England opener Rory Burns.
04/06/20·43m 23s

Bumble, Nasser, Athers and Key on England's summer schedule and back-to-training group

David Lloyd, Rob Key, Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton discuss England's summer schedule, the ins and outs of their 55-man back to training group, and the state of the county game.
01/06/20·46m 47s

Who are county cricket's greatest ever players?

Following the release of Wisden Cricket Monthly's list of the 50 greatest moments in county cricket over the last 50 years, we pooled together a playing panel spanning the decades of David Lloyd, Graham Gooch, Nick Knight and Rob Key to discuss the domestic game at large.
29/05/20·1h 1m

The Cricket Show: Should Alex Hales return for England?

Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton discuss whether Alex Hales deserves another chance with England and the delay of domestic cricket until August 1 at the earliest, plus we are joined by England quick Mark Wood and Lancashire seamer Graham Onions.
28/05/20·43m 10s

Hussain and Key pick World XIs for Virtual Test Rematch

Nasser Hussain and Rob Key pick two world XIs from different eras to collide in a Virtual Test to mark 30 years of cricket on Sky Sports.
27/05/20·54m 22s

West Indies pace bowling with Sir Curtly Ambrose and Ian Bishop

Pace aces Sir Curtly Ambrose and Ian Bishop discuss their days playing for West Indies, with Ambrose reflecting on his clash with Steve Waugh and Bishop chatting about the injuries that affected his career.
25/05/20·53m 57s

The Cricket Show: Will England tour Pakistan in 2022?

PCB chief executive Wasim Khan discusses the possibility of Pakistan touring this summer and if they'd use that to leverage an England tour in 2022. Join Ian Ward, Michael Atherton and Ebony Rainford-Brent as they also they also celebrate Chance to Shine's 15th birthday with CEO Laura Cordingley and focus on Mental Health Awareness Week.
21/05/20·43m 18s

Jonathan Trott and Marcus Trescothick on battling mental health conditions

Former England batsmen Jonathan Trott and Marcus Trescothick open up on their battles with mental health conditions and reveal how they are coping during the lockdown period.
20/05/20·47m 25s

The Cricket Show: When will England play the West Indies?

ECB managing director Ashley Giles and West Indies chief executive Johnny Grave join Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton and Ian Ward on the latest episode of The Cricket Show to give us an update on England's postponed Test series against West Indies.
14/05/20·43m 17s

James Anderson and Dale Steyn talk fast bowling

South African Dale Steyn and England's James Anderson discuss fast bowling - including who was the more skilful bowler - on a Sky Cricket Podcast.
13/05/20·53m 38s

'England's best ever attack': Flintoff and Harmison on England glory days

Friends and former England team-mates Steve Harmison and Andrew Flintoff recall their playing days on a Sky Cricket Vodcast special, reflecting on their introduction to cricket, the famous 2005 Ashes series and their love of playing together.
11/05/20·55m 53s

The Cricket Show: Joe Root on how Test cricket can return

England Test captain Joe Root discusses how and when Test cricket will return and potentially playing in bio-secure environments. Plus, we get the lowdown on how coronavirus is affecting county and women's cricket from Richard Gould and Clare Connor respectively.
07/05/20·40m 25s

Do Australia have the strongest bowling attack in world cricket?

Shane Warne, Tom Moody and Jason Gillespie discuss the strength of Australian cricket, the emergence of Marnus Labuschagne and The Hundred being delayed until 2021.
04/05/20·56m 42s

The Cricket Show: James Anderson, Tammy Beaumont, Kumar Sangakkara

England internationals James Anderson and Tammy Beaumont discuss life in lockdown, Kumar Sangakkara reflects on the MCC's tour of Pakistan, and ECB chief executive officer Tom Harrison explains why The Hundred remains central to the growth of the game - all in the first episode of our new weekly show!
30/04/20·43m 11s

'Virtual Test a reminder of the England greats of the game'

Nasser Hussain and Rob Key reflect on Nasser's 147-run thumping of Key in Sky Sports statistician Benedict Bermange's Virtual Test, with both reminiscing on just how good the likes of Robin Smith, Graham Thorpe and Angus Fraser - who starred for Nasser's side - were.
25/04/20·16m 20s

Bumble Special: David Lloyd’s life in cricket

David Lloyd looks back on his time as a player, coach and broadcaster and shares some of his great anecdotes and impressions with Nasser Hussain and Ian Ward.
23/04/20·59m 29s

The state of New Zealand cricket and the great Sir Richard Hadlee

Brendon McCullum, Ian Smith and Simon Doull discuss the state of New Zealand cricket, including the disappointing tour of Australia, who should be classed as the Black Caps' most significant player ever and whether this years's T20 World Cup will be shifted.
22/04/20·52m 37s

Nasser vs Key England XIs: Who picks KP? Flintoff? Anderson?

Nasser Hussain and Rob Key pick England XIs from the eras they played in to do battle in a Virtual Test match. Find out which players made the cut...
20/04/20·32m 49s

The offspinner's bluff: Dom Bess and Graeme Swann on finger spinner dark arts

Dom Bess and his offspinning hero Graeme Swann join Ian Ward and Rob Key to discuss the bluff and bravado needed to be a spinner international cricket, while Bess also talks about his return to the England Test fold after a difficult two years.
16/04/20·40m 14s

The keys to coaching with Bumble, Paul Farbrace and Jason Gillespie

What are the dos and don'ts when it comes to dealing with players? Paul Farbrace, Bumble and Jason Gillespie talk coaching in cricket...
15/04/20·54m 34s

Bob Willis tribute: Sir Ian Botham, David Lloyd, Mike Selvey and Paul Allott remember legend

We toast and pay tribute to the late, great Bob Willis as Sir Ian Botham, David Lloyd, Mike Selvey and Paul Allott join Ian Ward to discuss his lightning-quick bowling, acerbic analysis, sparkling sense of humour and heart of gold.
13/04/20·58m 11s

The art of fast bowling with Stuart Broad, Michael Holding and Shaun Pollock

Stuart Broad, Michael Holding and Shaun Pollock join us for a fast-bowling special, discussing cricket's greatest seamers, the best batsmen they faced and how to bowl quickly.
10/04/20·47m 41s

Cricket writing during a crisis: Mike Atherton, Lawrence Booth, Will Macpherson, Gideon Haigh

Wisden Almanack editor Lawrence Booth, Will Macpherson – who writes for the Evening Standard on cricket and rugby - and independent writer Gideon Haigh join Mike Atherton to discuss cricket writing during the coronavirus pandemic.
09/04/20·47m 6s

'I loved playing in the 90s': Nasser Hussain, Alec Stewart and Darren Gough

Darren Gough and birthday boy Alec Stewart joined Nasser Hussain and Rob Key for a special 'Cricket in the 90s' lockdown podcast, sharing their favourite stories from their playing era, including their battles against the great Australia side of the decade.
08/04/20·45m 10s

Chris Lewis: How I moved on from drug-smuggling terror and prison

In a candid podcast, former England all-rounder Chris Lewis discusses the drug-smuggling offence that saw him imprisoned for six years, how he got through his stint in jail, and the play charting his experiences.
06/04/20·59m 50s

Andrew Strauss: England's World Cup win and my mistake with KP

Andrew Strauss discusses how he could have handled Kevin Pietersen better, England's 2019 World Cup victory, the Ben Stokes incident and winning the 2010-11 Ashes in Australia as he charts his career as player, captain and director of cricket.
04/04/20·1h 30m

Sam Mendes & Eoin Morgan Special: World Cup, Oscars and Virat Kohli

Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes and England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan join Michael Atherton and Rob Key to talk World Cup wins, 1917's Private Buttler, Virat Kohli and Quentin Tarantino!
03/04/20·51m 34s

England Selection Special: How do you pick a squad and Moeen Ali's future

England selectors Ed Smith and James Taylor discuss how they pick a squad, the importance of character, how they tell players they have been dropped and Moeen Ali's international future.
02/04/20·45m 31s

Shane Warne: Why Nasser Hussain is in the best England XI I faced

Shane Warne picks ultimate England and Australia XIs from cricketers he played with and against, while he also reflects on intriguing and sometimes hilarious battles with the likes of Nasser Hussain and Daryl Cullinan and reveals why he would not reinstate Steve Smith as Australia captain.
31/03/20·1h 3m

Joe Root: Beating SA, winning the World Cup and Mark Wood's dancing!

England captain Joe Root guests on the latest Sky Cricket Lockdown Podcast to discuss the series win in South Africa and his hopes for the Test side, when he tried to be too much like Eoin Morgan, the thrilling World Cup triumph, his cricketing memorabilia - and Mark Wood's dancing!
30/03/20·55m 48s

Massive moment for women's cricket and the 'scary' Shafali Verma

England captain Heather Knight joins Ebony Rainford-Brent, Isa Guha, Lydia Greenway and Nasser Hussain to reflect on the highly successful Women's T20 World Cup, salute 'scary' India Women batter Shafali Verma and explain how she is keeping busy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
29/03/20·50m 47s

Ben Stokes: Ashes 2021/22 planning has started

Ben Stokes joins Ian Ward, Rob Key and David Lloyd for our latest lockdown podcast, where he talks of his excitement of England's emerging Test team and chats us through his daily fitness regime while he self-isolates from home.
28/03/20·41m 8s

India Special: Kohli's the boss and IPL 2020

Rob Key, Nasser Hussain and Mike Atherton catch up with England's Jonny Bairstow and India coach Ravi Shastri to discuss the Indian Premier League and more in another Sky Cricket Podcast.
27/03/20·53m 11s

Jos Buttler: Ashes duels, IPL and coronavirus lockdown

Jos Buttler joins Rob Key, Nasser Hussain and Mike Atherton for the first of our new lockdown series to give his insights into a range of topics including the impact of coronavirus, the IPL and that unforgettable Ashes duel between England's Jofra Archer and Australia's Steve Smith.
25/03/20·49m 34s

Women's T20 World Cup final preview

Nasser Hussain, Lydia Greenway and Ebony Rainford-Brent discuss the Women's T20 World Cup final, India's opportunity to change the global game, and keyboard warriors.
07/03/20·29m 45s

Knight leading England's T20 World Cup charge

Lydia Greenway, Isa Guha and Mel Jones preview the Women's T20 World Cup, looking at favourites Australia, Heather Knight's England and more. The trio also talk filling up the MCG and front-foot no-ball technology.
19/02/20·53m 14s

James Anderson: I don't think I've peaked yet

Sir Alastair Cook and James Anderson discuss the pressures that come with playing international cricket, Anderson's England future and how he might have to be managed going forward, while they also reflect on the highs and lows of their respective ODI careers...
09/02/20·29m 15s

James Anderson: Form, fitness & fear of failure

James Anderson stars on the latest Sky Sports Cricket Podcast, discussing his return to fitness, form in South Africa and how he deals with the highs and lows of Test cricket. The seamer also lifts the lid on his his team-mates Ben Stokes, Mark Wood and Jofra Archer and new coach Chris Silverwood.
07/02/20·42m 10s

Moeen Ali: I want to play for England

Moeen Ali speaks to Ian Ward and says he plans to return to Test cricket after a tough end to 2019 which saw him consider quitting the longest form.
04/02/20·9m 8s

Dr Ali Bacher: unifying South Africa

Dr Ali Bacher reflects on his five decades at the heart of South African cricket, including his role in the rebel tours before the end of apartheid.
29/01/20·43m 7s

Do England need Moeen in Sri Lanka?

Cricket Debate guests Alec Stewart and Paul Farbrace say England should try to convince Moeen Ali to tour Sri Lanka in March, while also reflecting on a superb 3-1 win series win in South Africa.
27/01/20·37m 30s

Will Wood's form fire up Archer?

Cricket Debate guests Rob Key and Graham Gooch talk Mark Wood's five-wicket haul, whether Ben Stokes should bowl more for England, demerit points, Vernon Philander and more.
26/01/20·39m 17s

Cook 'lost that fire' for Test cricket

Sir Alastair Cook reflects on his record-breaking England Test career with Nick Night and Rory Burns, his captaincy highs and lows and gives the reason behind his decision to retire from the international game.
26/01/20·21m 38s

Disaster day for South Africa in Jo'burg

Graham Gooch and Robert Croft reflect on a disastrous second day of the fourth Test for South Africa, as Mark Wood and Stuart Broad belted them to all parts with the bat, before England reduced them to 88-6 in their first innings.
25/01/20·39m 15s

Was Stokes in the wrong for fan spat?

After Ben Stokes appeared to swear at a spectator during day one of England's fourth Test against South Africa, Alec Stewart and Robert Croft debate whether he was in the wrong.
24/01/20·39m 43s

Did Root bowl himself for too long?

As England wrapped up a convincing innings victory over South Africa in the third Test, Joe Root was smashed for a record-equalling 28 runs in one over so, on The Cricket Debate, we ask Alec Stewart and Mark Rampraskash if the England skipper bowled himself for too long?
20/01/20·39m 29s

Makhaya Ntini: South Africa's trailblazer

Makhaya Ntini talks to Nasser Hussain about his remarkable journey from a herding cattle in a small village in the Eastern Cape to becoming the first black African cricketer to play for South Africa and going on to take 390 Test wickets.
20/01/20·40m 55s

Would bowling more help Root's batting?

England are on the verge of a Test win against South Africa in Port Elizabeth and captain Joe Root starred with the ball! Mark Ramprakash and Graham Gooch joined Charles on The Cricket Debate to look the action on day four.
19/01/20·39m 29s

Steve Finn on fitness, future, Jofra Archer and Shane Watson!

Steven Finn speaks to Nick Knight and Rob Key on which batsman he found toughest to face, England's exciting, youthful Test team, their use of Jofra Archer, as well as his fitness and future cricketing aspirations.
19/01/20·42m 28s

Simply the Bess

Dom Bess took his maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket on a rain-hit day three in Port Elizabeth. Tailender Felix White and Graham Gooch join Charles to discuss that and much more.
18/01/20·39m 28s

Pope's ton, Rabada's ban and Buttler's form

Alec Stewart and Paul Farbrace guested on The Cricket Debate to reflect on Ollie Pope's first Test century and if he will soon be playing for England in all forms. The pair also discussed Kagiso Rabada's ban and if Jos Buttler's place is in jeopardy.
17/01/20·39m 27s

Did England get batting tempo right?

Should England have shown more attacking intent on day one in Port Elizabeth? Charles is joined by Alec Stewart and Robert Croft on The Cricket Debate to discuss the first day of the third Test against South Africa.
16/01/20·39m 23s

Cronje match-fixing scandal - 20 years on

Two decades on, Nasser Hussain and Mike Atherton look back at the infamous match-fixing scandal at Centurion which led to Hansie Cronje being banned from cricket for life.
15/01/20·45m 18s

Is Stokes better than Botham?

Has Ben Stokes trumped Sir Ian Botham as England's greatest-ever all-rounder? Alec Stewart and Graham Onions discuss on The Cricket Debate after the tourists' 189-run win over South Africa in Cape Town.
07/01/20·39m 33s

Can South Africa pull off record chase?

Alec Stewart and Vikram Solanki debate South Africa's chances of pulling off a record Test run-chase after a determined effort with the bat on day four of the second Test against England.
06/01/20·39m 33s

Superb Sibley and slow over rates

Graham Gooch and Vikram Solanki discuss Dom Sibley's maiden Test fifty and when England will declare in Cape Town - plus mull over how to solve the problem of slow over rates.
05/01/20·40m 1s

How long left for Broad and Anderson?

Graham Gooch and Ebony Rainford-Brent ponder how long James Anderson and Stuart Broad have left at Test level; praise Dom Bess' economical bowling; and enter the heated no-ball debate after day two in Cape Town.
04/01/20·38m 37s

Should England have one selector?

Alec Stewart and Vikram Solanki discuss whether England should have one selector who picks the squad and XI, how Moeen Ali is a big miss, another batting collapse and Ollie Pope's second Test fifty on the latest episode of The Cricket Debate.
03/01/20·39m 32s

Root: time to trial four-day Tests

Joe Root says four-day Tests are worth trialling, insists captaincy isn't affecting his batting and has big hopes for England in 2020.
01/01/20·52m 26s

Who should England pick for the Cape Town Test?

Former England assistant coach Paul Farbrace and batting coach Mark Ramprakash play the role of selectors and debate England's XI for the second Test in South Africa.
29/12/19·39m 31s

Why were England's bowlers so erratic?

Angus Fraser and Mark Ramprakash join The Cricket Debate to look back at England's wayward bowling display on day three of the first Test against South Africa, while also praising Rory Burns' battling fifty that could possibly set up a thrilling run chase.
28/12/19·39m 33s

Why do England keep collapsing with the bat?

Former England batting coach Mark Ramprakash runs the rule over England's batsmen's dismissals, while he and Rob Key also debate Jonny Bairstow's role in the side after England collapsed to 181 all out on day two of the first Test against South Africa.
27/12/19·39m 31s

Bob Willis: The Debate tribute

Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton and Graham Gooch and Mark Ramprakash pay tribute to Bob Willis in the first episode of The Debate following his death, while they also give their thoughts on day one of the first Test between South Africa and England in Centurion.
26/12/19·36m 31s

Cricket's decade of change

Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain and Ian Ward reflect on a decade of cricket that included the rise of Virat Kohli, the tragic passing of Phillip Hughes and England winning the men's and women's World Cups.
24/12/19·32m 58s

All in a spin - Mark Wood's World Cup final

England seamer Mark Wood gives an emotional account of the World Cup final, including why he sat on a washing machine, why he regrets overdressing and how the tears flowed.
16/12/19·15m 42s

Have England learnt anything in New Zealand?

Have England learnt anything during their 1-0 Test series defeat in New Zealand? Nasser Hussain and Rob Key assess on The Cricket Debate as well as look at the big selection issues ahead of the tour to South Africa.
03/12/19·26m 36s

Big knock for Pope - and will England win?

Rob Key and Graham Onions guest on The Cricket Debate to discuss Ollie Pope's maiden Test fifty, Joe Root's third double century and how England should go about trying to win in Hamilton.
02/12/19·26m 32s

'Root and Burns showed mental toughness'

Rob Key and Robert Croft guest on The Cricket Debate to dissect Joe Root and Rory Burns' centuries as well as Burns' run out, while the thorny issue of county pitches also rears its head again...
01/12/19·26m 29s

Key vs Colvile - and New Zealand on top

Rob Key and Charles Colvile feverishly debate conditions in county cricket, plus reflect on day two of the second New Zealand vs England Test with Jonathan Trott.
30/11/19·26m 29s

Ian Smith: My Life in Commentary

He enjoyed an illustrious playing career for New Zealand but to many around the world Ian Smith will be best known as ‘Smithy’, the commentator. In this special podcast he gives an insight into his life in cricket commentary.
29/11/19·24m 54s

'England caught cold over wicketkeepers'

Alec Stewart told The Cricket Debate that England will never again go on tour without a second frontline wicket-keeper in their squad as he and fellow Cricket Debate guest Rob Key reflect on day one of the second Test against New Zealand.
29/11/19·26m 48s

England's recipe for success & signature dishes

David Lloyd, Michael Atherton and Ian Ward assess England's chances of levelling the series in New Zealand and reveal their signature dishes.
28/11/19·31m 28s

'No defence for England's innings defeat'

Alec Stewart says England's innings thrashing at Mount Maunganui was indefensible as he and fellow Cricket Debate guest Graham Onions assess the tourists' collapse and whether Joe Root remains the right man to captain the side.
25/11/19·26m 30s

Giles on backing Root and picking Silverwood

Ashley Giles, England's managing director of men's cricket, tells Ian Ward why Joe Root is the right man to captain the side, why he picked Chris Silverwood as head coach and how managing player workload is one of his major objectives.
24/11/19·14m 11s

Will England save the first Test?

Alec Stewart and Jonathan Trott guest on The Cricket Debate to assess whether England can salvage a draw in the first Test against New Zealand and whether county cricket prepares bowlers well enough for overseas tours.
24/11/19·26m 27s

'England and Root need x-factor bowlers'

Nasser Hussain and Ryan Sidebottom assess a tough day for England on The Cricket Debate, saying Joe Root's side need 'x-factor' bowlers away from home and wondering if Jofra Archer is being used in the right way.
23/11/19·26m 38s

'Don't criticise Stokes for dismissal'

Nasser Hussain says Ben Stokes should not be criticised for his dismissal in Mount Maunganui as he and fellow Cricket Debate guest Alec Stewart also talk Sam Curran, Kane Williamson and why Jofra Archer is batting above Jack Leach.
22/11/19·26m 31s

Denly form 'real tick' for England selectors

Nasser Hussain and Angus Fraser reflect on day one of the first Test between New Zealand and England, praising Joe Denly, pondering whether Ben Stokes can become England's Jacques Kallis and urging Joe Root to enjoy himself.
21/11/19·26m 34s

Are England underdogs - and how good was Richard Hadlee?

Ian Ward, David Lloyd and Michael Atherton preview England's two-Test series in New Zealand, pondering how new boy Dom Sibley will fare and whether the Black Caps have their best bowling line-up ever.
20/11/19·28m 42s

Captain's Log: Brendon McCullum

Brendon McCullum discusses his spell as captain of New Zealand, including his tussles with England, his fallout with Ross Taylor and his team's incredible run to the 2015 Cricket World Cup final.
18/11/19·47m 43s

'It was the craziest thing'

Ian Smith reflects on calling the climax to the 2019 Cricket World Cup final as he and David Lloyd give an insight into the art of commentary.
08/11/19·8m 48s

New Zealand vs England T20 series preview

Nasser Hussain and David Lloyd join Ian Ward to preview England's T20I series in New Zealand, with Nasser calling it "the start of a new era".
31/10/19·35m 36s

Bairstow will be back as batsman

Rob Key, Dominic Cork and Nick Knight discuss England's Test and T20 squads for the tour of New Zealand, looking at Jonny Bairstow's axing, how he will return and what the new boys, such as Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, Saqib Mahmood and Tom Banton will bring.
24/09/19·38m 10s

Terrific Tres, county pitches & playing spin

Nick Knight, Mark Ramprakash and Rob Key look at where the retiring Marcus Trescothick ranks for England, discuss modern-day county pitches and assess how best to play spin bowling.
23/09/19·29m 36s

What does the future hold for England?

Mark Ramprakash and Bob Willis reflect on England's summers of highs and lows and ponder what the future holds for the side.
16/09/19·53m 54s

England's fitting Ashes finale

Graham Gooch and Bob Willis reflect on England's 2-2 Ashes draw with Australia. But was that a fair result?
15/09/19·25m 38s

Will England level the Ashes series?

Jason Gillespie joins Bob Willis to look back on how England took control of the Oval Test - and reveal swhether he wants to succeed Trevor Bayliss!
14/09/19·25m 38s

Are England overusing Jofra Archer?

Jonathan Trott and Bob Willis join Charles Colvile to discuss Jofra Archer's exceptional performance but question if he is already being over-bowled.
13/09/19·25m 38s

End of term feel to the Ashes

Mark Butcher and Bob Willis join Charles Colvile to discuss if both teams were treating the final Ashes Test as an 'end of tern' match after a long cricketing summer
12/09/19·25m 40s

Bayliss reflects on England tenure

Outgoing head coach Trevor Bayliss joined Rob Key ahead of his final Test in charge to reflect on his time with England.
12/09/19·25m 34s

Captain's Log: David Gower

David Gower discusses his time in charge of England, including when he hightailed from a press conference to the theatre, plus a memorable series win in India.
11/09/19·47m 58s

What changes will England make for final Ashes Test?

Dominic Cork and Bob Willis join Charles Colvile to discuss who they would select for the final Ashes Test at the Oval and whether Australia are better at red-ball cricket.
08/09/19·25m 33s

Why are batsmen struggling in Test cricket?

Faulty techniques? Superb bowling? Ricky Ponting, Nasser Hussain and Mike Atherton assess why batsmen are struggling in Tests.
08/09/19·20m 14s

Will England save the Ashes?

Graham Gooch and Bob Willis join Charles Colvile to rate England's Ashes chances and to dissect the art of Test batting.
07/09/19·25m 38s

England have work to do to save Test

Rory Burns impressed at the top of the order for England but Josh Hazlewood made three late strikes are the hosts fighting to save their chances of regaining the Ashes?
06/09/19·25m 35s

Steve Smith - cricket's greatest problem-solver

Ryan Sidebottom joins Bob Willis to discuss Steve Smith's batting brilliance as he notched a double-hundred against an error-prone England on day two at Old Trafford.
05/09/19·25m 34s

Steve Smith - the thorn in England's side

Paul Farbrace joins Bob Willis to reflect on a freezing cold and frustrating first day of the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford, with Steve Smith once again frustrating the hosts.
04/09/19·26m 25s

Ben Stokes: My Summer So Far

England all-rounder Ben Stokes relives his Headingley heroics with Rob Key in a special Ashes podcast ahead of the fourth Test at Old Trafford.
03/09/19·17m 31s

Captain's Log: Alec Stewart

Alec Stewart reflects on his time as England captain, taking brief charge against India after Graham Gooch got food poisoning and his match-saving century against South Africa.
02/09/19·24m 8s

England win eclipses miracle of 1981

Bob Willis tells the Ashes Debate why England's Ben Stokes-inspired third Ashes Test win eclipses the miracle of Headingley 1981.
25/08/19·51m 16s

Will England pull off an Ashes miracle?

England have the chance to pull off a memorable win in the third Ashes Test - but will they? Bob Willis and Mark Ramprakash have their say.
24/08/19·25m 36s

England abject - but Australia bowled brilliantly

Bob Willis says England’s “abject” batting display in the third Ashes Test must force the ECB to focus more on red-ball cricket - but he was quick to hail Australia's bowlers after they torpedoed Joe Root's side for 67.
23/08/19·25m 32s

'Masterly' Archer shreds Australia - but is he being overworked?

Bob Willis and Dominic Cork dissect Jofra Archer's six-wicket haul in Leeds - and whether he is being overworked by England. The boys also talk Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes, plus Marnus Labuschagne's lightsaber leave!
22/08/19·25m 32s

Captain's Log: Graham Gooch

Graham Gooch talks about his captaincy influences, Sir Ian Botham, his up-and-down tenures as England skipper, and his focus on fitness.
19/08/19·47m 32s

Has Archer changed the dynamic of this Ashes series?

On The Ashes Debate, Bob Willis and Dominic Cork reflect on an enthralling final day of the drawn Lord's Test, ask whether the extreme pace of Jofra Archer has altered the series and look at the likelihood of Steve Smith recovering from his concussion to play at Headingley.
18/08/19·27m 23s

Technique, tinkering and tikka masala!

Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton and Shane Warne join David Gower from the Lord's Pavilion ahead of day five of the second Ashes Test to discuss Joe Root's tinkering with his technique, their own struggles with form during their career and the mental challenges the game poses.
18/08/19·24m 49s

Archer-Smith battle Test cricket at its best!

After an extraordinary fourth day of the second Test at Lord's Ravi Bopara joins Bob Willis on The Ashes Debate to reflects on Jofra Archer's blisteringly quick bowling and Steve Smith's brilliance and bravery with the bat.
17/08/19·25m 19s

England's batting woes - and the fidgety Steve Smith

Why are England struggling with the bat in Test cricket? Mark Ramprakash joins the Ashes Debate to examine that, Steve Smith's movements at the crease and whether England or Australia can force a win in the Lord's Test.
16/08/19·25m 34s

England not good enough - and where should Roy bat?

Bob Willis branded England's batting "not good enough" and said Jason Roy should be moved down the order after the hosts laboured again on day two of the second Ashes Test.
15/08/19·21m 22s

Have England gifted Australia too much preparation?

Charles Colvile and Bob Willis are joined by Ryan Sidebottom to discuss the pressure on Jofra Archer, Sam Curran's place in the team and if Australia have been allowed too much preparation for the Ashes after a washed out first day in the second Test at Lord's.
14/08/19·25m 12s

Captain's Log: Mike Gatting

Mike Gatting reflects on his time as England captain, including the 1986/87 Ashes win in Australia, and his infamous spat with Shakoor Rana.
12/08/19·47m 49s

England outplayed by world-class Nathan Lyon

Dominic Cork joined Charles Colvile and Bob Willis on the Ashes Debate to pick through England's thumping loss to Australia at Edgbaston.
05/08/19·25m 41s

England need Archer and green pitches in Ashes

Darren Gough told The Ashes Debate that England need Jofra Archer's pace and green pitches in order to beat Australia. Darren, Charles Colvile and Bob Willis also talk Moeen Ali's struggles and another century for Steve Smith.
04/08/19·25m 39s

How can England dismiss Steve Smith?

Bob Willis, Jonathan Trott and Charles Colvile look at how England can get Steve Smith out, who is in command of the Edgbaston Test and the 'Brummie Botham, Chris Woakes.
03/08/19·26m 6s

Brilliant Burns and what can Ali learn from Lyon?

Charles Colvile, Bob Willis and Robert Croft discuss Rory Burns' brilliant maiden Test century and what Moeen Ali should have learnt from watching Nathan Lyon bowling.
02/08/19·26m 27s

Is there a better Test batsman than Steve Smith?

Charles Colvile, Bob Willis and Alec Stewart dissect an absorbing first day of the Ashes as Steve Smith struck a century on his return to Test Cricket.
01/08/19·26m 34s

Michael Vaughan on the 2005 Ashes

Michael Vaughan reflects on leading England to the Ashes in 2005, star turns from Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen and Glenn McGrath's injury.
29/07/19·48m 40s

Should Burns and Ali play in Ashes?

Should Rory Burns, Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes make England's Ashes XI? Bob Willis and Phil Simmons discuss on The Cricket Debate, plus talk about Ireland being skittled for 38.
26/07/19·26m 28s

Another England batting collapse...

England suffered another batting collapse against Ireland on day two - but are they favourites to win the Lord's Test? Bob Willis and Jonathan Trott discuss...
25/07/19·26m 38s

'England got selection wrong on bad day at Lord's'

Bob Willis says England picked the wrong side against Ireland, saying Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler did not need to be rested for the four-day Test at Lord's.
24/07/19·26m 32s

Will Eoin Morgan carry on as England captain?

Rob Key, Marcus Trescothick and Mark Butcher ponder whether Eoin Morgan will carry on as England captain and whether his side would have won the World Cup without Jofra Archer. The boys also discuss where Joe Root should bat in the Ashes and what Jason Roy will bring to the Test team.
20/07/19·36m 7s

England World Cup win the greatest ever?

Bob Willis is joined by three-time beaten finalist Graham Gooch to reflect on England's stunning Super-Over win over New Zealand to lift the World Cup for the first time.
14/07/19·38m 47s

Athers meets World Cup winners

Michael Atherton speaks to Sir Geoff Hurst and Will Greenwood to find out what it takes to win a World Cup, ahead of England's Cricket World Cup final meeting with New Zealand at Lord's.
13/07/19·21m 58s

Roy fires and gets fiery as England make final

Bob Willis and Alec Stewart discuss Jason Roy's innings and outburst after England coasted into the World Cup final, plus look at how Eoin Morgan's men can beat New Zealand at Lord's.
11/07/19·38m 15s

England vs Australia: World Cup semi-final preview

Rob Key is joined by Andrew Strauss and Shane Warne as the trio preview the World Cup semi-final between Australia and England at Edgbaston
10/07/19·14m 33s

Can NZ fight back against India?

Shaun Pollock joins Bob Willis on the latest World Cup Debate to reflect of a frustrating day as rain at Old Trafford ensure the first semi-final between India and New Zealand went to a reserve day.
09/07/19·38m 45s

Women's Ashes: The series so far...

Charles Dagnall is joined by former England captain Charlotte Edwards and former Australian batter Mel Jones to dissect the Women's Ashes so far after the Southern Stars took a 6-0 points lead in the multi-format series as the hosts crumbled. The trio also discussed the ex-players fond memories of playing in the Ashes.
08/07/19·24m 17s

The Rob Key Podcast - Taking on the media

Rob Key is joined by Nasser Hussain and Ian Ward to discuss England's progress to the World Cup semi-finals while under the media spotlight.
04/07/19·25m 28s

England a 'thinking team'

Bob Willis praises England's nous, while Courtney Walsh talks Jofra Archer after Eoin Morgan's men make the World Cup semi-finals by thumping New Zealand.
03/07/19·39m 2s

'Perfection' from England

On the latest World Cup Debate podcast, Bob Willis describes England's 31-run win over India as "perfection", while Brendon McCullum talks up Jason Roy's Test claims.
30/06/19·38m 51s

Loss of Roy costing England

Charles Colvile and Bob Willis are joined by former England assistant coach Paul Farbrace to discuss England's 64-run defeat by Australia and how much the loss of opener Jason Roy to injury is costing the side.
25/06/19·38m 51s

Alarm bells for 'brainless' England

On the latest World Cup Debate podcast, Bob Willis says England's 20-run defeat to Sri Lanka was the result of a "completely brainless batting performance".
21/06/19·38m 55s

Morgan's batting masterclass

On the latest World Cup Debate podcast, the panel look back on a batting masterclass from England captain Eoin Morgan as they hammered Afghanistan by 150 runs at Old Trafford.
18/06/19·37m 47s

The Rob Key Podcast - Cricket's most dominant force?

In a bumper edition of the podcast, Rob Key is joined by Nasser Hussain and Ian Ward to discuss the great rivalry between India and Pakistan, the pressure it puts on the players and Virat Kohli's domination of the ODI format.
17/06/19·34m 42s

Are India World Cup favourites?

Bob Willis and Shaun Pollock discuss India's latest World Cup win over Pakistan and South Africa's struggles thus far on the latest Cricket Debate podcast.
16/06/19·38m 45s

England win but at what cost?

Bob Willis and Stuart Law reflect on England's win over West Indies and injuries sustained by Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan
14/06/19·39m 1s

Charlotte Edwards on the state of Women's Cricket

Charlotte Edwards speaks with Rob Key and Nick Knight about the state of Women's Cricket, the development required within the English domestic set-up, Sarah Taylor's place in England's team and the progress of Tammy Beaumont
09/06/19·26m 49s

Roy on the World Cup rampage

Bob Willis and Ryan ten Doeschate join Charles Colvile to assess England's World Cup victory over Bangladesh in Cardiff.
08/06/19·38m 51s

The Rob Key Podcast - Would you Mankad?

Rob Key was joined by Nasser Hussain and Shane Warne during England's defeat to Pakistan at Trent Bridge.
04/06/19·20m 52s

What went wrong vs Pakistan?

Bob Willis and Tymal Mills join Charles Colvile to reflect on England's surprise defeat to Pakistan in their second game of the ICC Cricket World Cup.
03/06/19·38m 44s

The greatest catch ever?

Bob Willis and Jonathan Trott join Charles Colvile to reflect on England's winning start to the ICC Cricket World Cup.
30/05/19·38m 31s

The Rob Key Podcast - Buttler or Kohli?

Rob Key, Shane Warne and Andrew Strauss talk Jofra Archer, spin bowling and more on the opening day of the World Cup, plus reveal whether they would rather have Virat Kohli or Jos Buttler in their side...
30/05/19·15m 52s

Eoin Morgan on leadership

Eoin Morgan gives Michael Atherton an insight into what makes him tick as England white-ball captain - and how he differs from India's Virat Kohli!
29/05/19·22m 5s

Captain's Log: Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain discusses the ups and downs of his England captaincy, including working with Duncan Fletcher, the importance of Darren Gough - and electing to bowl in Brisbane!
27/05/19·52m 7s

Joe Root: The Summer Ahead

Joe Root chats to Ian Ward, looking ahead to a huge summer of cricket, including a home World Cup and captaining in his first home Ashes series.
25/05/19·26m 23s

Captain's Log: Andy Flower

Andy Flower reflects on his two stints as captain of Zimbabwe and his ‘death of democracy’ political stance that ended his playing career.
20/05/19·49m 7s

Captain's Log: Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting reminisces on his career as Australia captain, including the enthralling 2005 Ashes series, that Edgbaston toss and being run out by Gary Pratt.
13/05/19·47m 31s

Andrew Strauss on Hales, Archer and the World Cup

Former managing director of England men's cricket Andrew Strauss and Sky Sports' Nasser Hussain discuss the Alex Hales situation and whether Jofra Archer should play in the World Cup.
08/05/19·21m 22s

Captain's Log: Richie Richardson

Richie Richardson opens up about his time as Windies leader in the latest episode of our Captain's Log podcast series.
06/05/19·45m 23s

Captain's Log: Michael Atherton

Michael Atherton reflects on his five years as England Test captain between 1993 and 1998 in the first of our Captain's Log podcast series.
29/04/19·49m 52s

The keys to coaching

Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain and Sussex academy director Richard Halsall discuss the keys to player development, plus chat about the new talent-spotting app Halsall has introduced.
21/04/19·18m 23s

Archer on target to feature at Cricket World Cup

Sky Sports Cricket commentators Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton and Rob Key caught up on the day England's provisional World Cup squad was named.
17/04/19·21m 31s

Gayle-force, Archer and is limbo dancing a sport?

Rob Key, Nick Knight and David Lloyd chew the fat in St Lucia, talking Chris Gayle, if Jofra Archer should walk into England's World Cup squad and limbo dancing.
05/03/19·28m 57s

Great commentary moments!

Rob Key, Nick Knight and David Lloyd discuss their favourite commentators, fishing and the importance of coaching to their careers.
20/02/19·47m 27s

Punishments, pace, Pakistan - and the imminent return of Rob Key!

The Sky Cricket boys – sans Bumble – reflect on England's Test series with Windies, plus talk Shannon Gabriel’s ban, pacey seamers, touring Pakistan, Jofra Archer’s World Cup chances - and the impending return of Rob Key!
14/02/19·43m 8s

England's Test winter assessed? Plus, what next for Sam Curran?

Bob Willis sharpens his knife and assesses England's Test winter, alongside Charles Colvile and Vikram Solanki. The team also discuss what now for Sam Curran, James Anderson's lengthened run-up and if Windies can build on their series win.
12/02/19·26m 49s

Should Root bat at No 3 - and why is Bairstow at 7?

Should Joe Root be at No 3? Why is Jonny Bairstow at No 7? How should England deal with players dropped from international cricket? Bob Willis and Alec Stewart chew the fat on batting...
11/02/19·26m 29s

Wood an 'Ashes game changer'

Gareth Batty and Bob Willis analyse Mark Wood's searing spell, Moeen Ali's fine figures and another England batting collapse after a scintillating second day of the third Test in St Lucia.
10/02/19·26m 28s

Why was Jennings recalled?

Ebony Rainford-Brent and Bob Willis look back on a much-better batting display from England on day one of the third Test - but the big talking point was the tourists' selection.
09/02/19·26m 27s

Resurgent Windies a delight

Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton, Bumble and Ian Ward dissect Windies' series victory in which they played "total" cricket, plus talk England's batting, The Hundred and more.
04/02/19·37m 49s

So why can't England bat?

Bob Willis and Ebony Rainford-Brent analyse England's batting failings after their series defeat to Windies.
03/02/19·26m 35s

Bravo for dogged Windies

Bob Willis and Mark Butcher join Charles Colvile to reflect on how Windies frustrated England on day two of the second Test in Antigua.
01/02/19·26m 13s

Denly's debut and a rogue pitch

Charles Colvile, Bob Willis and Dominic Cork dissect Joe Denly's Test debut and 'a pig of a pitch' after day one of the second Test.
31/01/19·26m 0s

Batting order lack belief

Charles Colvile, Bob Willis and Mark Butcher dissect England's heavy defeat in the first Test by Windies in Barbados on The Cricket Debate.
26/01/19·26m 28s

Questions for England's bowlers

Bob Willis and Dominic Cork joined Charles Colvile on The Cricket Debate to discuss a harrowing day on the pitch for England's bowlers on day three of the first Test against Windies in Barbados.
25/01/19·26m 23s

England lack top-quality batsmen

Charles Colvile, Bob Willis and Vikram Solanki lament England's poor batting away from home after they were bowled out for 77 on day two in Barbados.
24/01/19·26m 2s

Mistake to leave Broad out!

The first Cricket Debate of 2019 saw Charles Colvile joined by Bob Willis and Alec Stewart to reflect on an eventful day one of the first Test between England and Windies in Barbados.
23/01/19·26m 21s

Selection dilemmas for England ahead of first Test?

Wardy is joined by Bumble, Nass and Athers at the Kensington Oval in Barbados to discuss their memories of the ground, some of the great West Indian fast bowlers and the first Test between Windies and England.
22/01/19·35m 11s

Jos Buttler - Through My Eyes

England's Jos Buttler looks back on his stellar year in our special Christmas show - 'Jos Buttler: Through My Eyes'.
21/12/18·1h 10m

Mistaken for Malinga - and England's electric fielding!

David Lloyd, Michael Atherton and Ian Ward dissect England’s series win in Sri Lanka – and reveal that their driver, Roy, is often mistaken for a veteran seamer! Plus, there is chat on Ben Foakes, fine fielding and bat throwing.
27/11/18·13m 10s

Roy to earn England Test call? Is Stokes the enforcer?

Alec Stewart and Bob Willis look ahead to England's January tour of the West Indies, pondering if Jason Roy will earn a Test call-up and how Ben Stokes is best utilised.
27/11/18·26m 30s

England's incredible feat

Alec Stewart joins Bob Willis and Charles Colvile to talk through Joe Root becoming the first captain to seal a series whitewash in Sri Lanka and coming into his own, who England's premier spinner is and Keaton Jennings' brilliance at short leg.
26/11/18·26m 28s

Buttler's superb cricket brain

Nick Compton joins us to assess Jos Buttler's superb cricket brain and Sri Lanka's no-ball problems in Colombo.
25/11/18·26m 35s

Rashid and Stokes run Sri Lanka ragged

Alec Stewart joins The Cricket Debate to assess one of Adil Rashid's best spells in Test cricket and Ben Stokes' role as England enforcer.
24/11/18·26m 19s

Bairstow's next challenge - and who is England's No 1 spinner?

Robert Croft joins us to discuss whether Jonny Bairstow is England's long-term answer at No 3, who the side's No 1 spinner is, and and Sri Lanka's poor use of DRS.
23/11/18·26m 25s

Gough special: Reverse swing, tuk-tuk races and more...

Darren Gough joins the boys in Colombo to discuss England's last Test series win in Sri Lanka, some 17 years ago, and plenty more!
22/11/18·55m 40s

'Fearless' England - and is it time for two-division Test cricket?

Windies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite joins Charles Colvile and Bob Willis to dissect England's series win in Sri Lanka, whether it is time for two-division Test cricket, and what sort of pitches Joe Root's side can expect in the Caribbean in January.
18/11/18·26m 23s

Why have England's spinners struggled on turning pitches in Sri Lanka?

Jade Dernbach joins Charles Colvile and Bob Willis to talk England's spinners' struggles on a turning pitch, an impressive showing from Sri Lankan batsman Angelo Matthews and who will come out on top on the final day of a finely poised second Test.
17/11/18·26m 19s

England go sweep crazy - and how Eoin Morgan has helped the Test team

Alec Stewart joins Bob Willis and Charles Colvile to discuss England’s love of the sweep shot, Joe Root’s speedy century and a first Test fifty for Rory Burns.
16/11/18·26m 27s

Were England right to open with a night-watchman?

Charles and Bob were joined by Ravi Bopara to discuss day two of the second Test in Kandy as Sri Lanka earned a valuable lead.
15/11/18·26m 25s

How good can Sam Curran become for England?

Jonathan Trott joined Bob and Charles on the Cricket Debate as Sam Curran showed off his immense talent once more on a good first day for England in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Kandy.
14/11/18·26m 23s

How can Australia move on? Plus, Ben Stokes bats at No 3 for England

Brad Hogg, Ian Ward, Michael Atherton and David Lloyd mull over how Australia can move on from the ball-tampering scandal, Ben Stokes batting at No 3 for England, bowlers getting the yips and more!
13/11/18·57m 24s

Are Australia the side to beat at the Women's World T20?

Nasser Hussain and Mark Butcher preview the ICC Women's World T20, saying Australia look hot favourites but that India must not be written off. Our pundits also look at England's challenge with the 2009 champions without Sarah Taylor and Katherine Brunt.
10/11/18·16m 4s

The Cricket Debate - Bairstow or Burns in Kandy?

How can England top their historic win at Galle - and who should be in the next side? Bob Willis and Alec Stewart discuss...
09/11/18·26m 30s

The Cricket Debate - Will Jennings open in Ashes?

Bob Willis and Dominic Cork have their say on whether Keaton Jennings will open for England in the Ashes after his century in Sri Lanka.
08/11/18·26m 9s

The Cricket Debate - England's spinners out-bowl Sri Lanka

Charles Colvile, Bob Willis and Ebony Rainford-Brent reflect on how England out-bowled Sri Lanka on day two and look ahead to the Women's World T20.
07/11/18·26m 16s

The Cricket Debate - Do England have too many all-rounders?

Charles Colvile, Bob Willis and Luke Wright chat after day one of the first Test in Sri Lanka about Ben Foakes' impressive debut and if England are trying to fit in too many all-rounders in their side.
06/11/18·26m 34s

Touring Sri Lanka, 'elite honesty' - and are REM the best band ever?

Bumble, Mike Atherton and Vic Marks join Ian Ward to discuss touring Sri Lanka, the first Test in Galle, spectacles, the new Australian buzz phrase 'elite honesty' and whether REM are the best band of all time.
05/11/18·51m 39s

Is corruption being tackled and how important are coaches?

Episode Three of the 'Rob Key Podcast' is here and the Sky Sports pundit is joined by Nasser Hussain, Ian Ward and Ali Martin of the Guardian to chat about if corruption is being tackled well enough, the importance of coaches in the modern game and much more.
30/10/18·1h 3m

Knight previews Women's World T20

Captain Heather Knight says England Women are in a much stronger place to win November's ICC Women's World T20 than the team was in 2016.
28/10/18·10m 57s

How do you handle mavericks and who should replace Strauss?

Rob Key, Nasser Hussain and Ian Ward speak about how to handle mavericks in a team, who the ideal replacement for Andrew Strauss as Director of England Cricket would be - before playing a fun game of 'Room 101'.
23/10/18·1h 1m

Would Rob Key want to be Virat Kohli? Plus, key rivalries

Rob Key, Nasser Hussain, Ian Ward and the Evening Standard's Will Macpherson talk social media, pushy parents and more on a Sri Lankan road trip from Dambulla to Kandy. Tweet @SkyCricket with topics you'd like the boys to cover in the next episode.
16/10/18·46m 6s

Can England adapt in Sri Lanka?

Nasser Hussain, Ian Ward and Rob Key preview England's tour of Sri Lanka ahead of the first one-day international in Dambulla on Wednesday
08/10/18·20m 22s

Have England advanced during the summer?

Rob Key, Mark Butcher and James Foster reflect on England's summer and look ahead to the tour of Sri Lanka.
28/09/18·21m 55s

The Cricket Debate - Anderson a sensation

Bob Willis and Dominic Cork reflect on a fine series between England and India after James Anderson becomes the most prolific seamer in Test cricket.
11/09/18·26m 31s

The Cricket Debate - England's greats shine

Bob Willis and Matt Prior discuss Alastair Cook's fairy-tale century in his final Test innings and James Anderson's brilliance with the ball.
10/09/18·26m 25s

The Cricket Debate - Will Cook sign off with a ton?

Bob Willis and Nick Compton discuss Alastair Cook's final Test innings - and whether he will sign off in style with a century!
09/09/18·26m 9s

The Cricket Debate - Should Buttler bat higher?

Ravi Bopara and Bob Willis joined Charles Colvile to look back on a remarkable day two at the Oval featuring a stellar show from birthday boy Jos Buttler.
08/09/18·26m 13s

Cook in the runs - and where should Bairstow bat?

Where should Jonny Bairstow bat for England? How much stronger are India with Ravidra Jadeja in the side? Bob Willis, Dominic Cork and Charles Colvile discuss...
07/09/18·26m 21s

Alastair Cook Special - 'I become the best player I could be'

Nasser Hussain interviews Alastair Cook to discuss his retirement from international cricket; the Kevin Pietersen affair; and Test series wins in Australia and India.
06/09/18·29m 51s

The Cricket Debate - England seal series win

Luke Wright joins Charles and Bob to discuss England's series-clinching victory over India at the Ageas Bowl, whether the DRS system needs tweaking and if any there will be any changes to the line-ups for the fifth Test.
02/09/18·26m 30s

The Cricket Debate - England edge ahead

How big a lead do England need to win the fourth Test? Ebony Rainford-Brent and Bob Willis join Charles Colvile to discuss...
01/09/18·26m 24s

The Cricket Debate - Magic Moeen!

Bob Willis and Angus Fraser join Charles Colvile to discuss Moeen Ali's five-wicket haul and a century for Cheteshwar Pujara at the Ageas Bowl.
31/08/18·26m 25s

The Cricket Debate - Another England collapse

Bob Willis and Dominic Cork join Charles Colvile on the latest Cricket Debate podcast to look through the wreckage of another England collapse on day one of the fourth Test against India.
30/08/18·25m 57s

The Cricket Debate - Should England make changes?

Bob Willis and Mark Butcher took on the role of England selectors as they discussed the changes they'd make to the team for the fourth Test following defeat to India at Trent Bridge.
22/08/18·26m 28s

The Cricket Debate - England's top-order woes

Bob Willis and Mark Butcher analyse why it keeps going wrong for England's top-order, and praise Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes' application on day four at Trent Bridge.
21/08/18·26m 27s

Harry Judd Podcast Special

McFly drummer Harry Judd discusses his love of cricket, playing against Stuart Broad, and facing Michael Atherton in the nets!
21/08/18·13m 49s

The Cricket Debate: Should Stokes be in the slips?

Bob Willis and Angus Fraser talk through another impressive batting display from Virat Kohli and England's continued catching woes in the slips.
20/08/18·26m 29s

The Cricket Debate - Why do England keep collapsing?

Bob Willis and Ebony Rainford-Brent dissect another England collapse as they were bowled out by India inside a session on day two of the third Test at Trent Bridge.
19/08/18·25m 30s

The Cricket Debate - India improve, Stokes returns

Bob Willis and Dominic Cork discuss India's improved form, Ben Stokes' return and England's Test selection.
18/08/18·25m 35s

Nasser Hussain chats exclusively to India great Sachin Tendulkar about his glittering cricket career

Nasser Hussain catches up with India great Sachin Tendulkar to find out more about his glittering career.
13/08/18·46m 24s

England unstoppable at home - and where now for India?

Bob Willis and Rob Key join Charles Colvile to discuss England's thrashing of India at Lord's - and how Virat Kohli's struggling tourists can turn their fortunes around at Trent Bridge.
12/08/18·26m 11s

The Cricket Debate - 'Woakes ton scintillating'

Bob Willis and Jason Gillespie reflect on how Chris Woakes lauded it over India on day three of the second Test.
11/08/18·24m 58s

The Cricket Debate - Anderson 'an absolute master'

Bob Willis and Jonathan Trott dissect a seam masterclass from England's James Anderson and Chris Woakes on day two of the second Test against India, at Lord's.
10/08/18·23m 1s

The Cricket Debate: Pope faces tough test

Bob Willis and Dominic Cork debate Ollie Pope's selection and England's Best Ever Test XI after a rain-ruined day one at Lord's.
09/08/18·26m 7s

The Cricket Debate - Root's excellent captaincy

Bob Willis and Dominic Cork discuss excellent captaincy from Joe Root on the final morning of the first Test, plus Ben Stokes' brilliance with the ball and who could replace him at Lord's.
04/08/18·26m 23s

Who will win the first Test at Edgbaston?

Bob Willis and Jason Gillespie ponder who will win the first Test at Edgbaston after an absorbing day three, plus discuss England's 'shining light' Sam Curran...
03/08/18·25m 18s

Virat Kohli's brilliance and why didn't Broad bowl more?

Bob Willis and Jonathan Trott discuss Virat Kohli's brilliance, England's dodgy slip catching, Sam Curran's four-wicket haul and why Stuart Broad did not bowl more on day two of the first Test.
02/08/18·26m 23s

Another England collapse and the Adil Rashid debate

Bob Willis and Ravi Bopara reflect on England's collapse on day one of the first Test against India and discuss whether Adil Rashid's selection demeans county cricket.
01/08/18·25m 27s

Atherton meets Waugh

Steve Waugh talks about captaining one of the best sides of all time, his battles against England and life after cricket.
13/06/18·51m 48s

Eng v Aus - ODI series preview

Nasser and Bumble join Wardy to discuss England's five-match ODI series against an Australia side attempting to alter its public image following the ball-tampering scandal.
11/06/18·17m 31s

Debate: England's erratic Test form

From Lord's losers to Headingley heroes, Bob Willis and Jonathan Trott analyse England's erratic Test match form.
05/06/18·26m 31s

Best of the Headingley Test

David Lloyd says the "feel-good factor" is back with the England Test team after their innings win over Pakistan at Headingley, while we also hear about the South Asian Action Plan that has been created to remove barriers and boost opportunities for Asian communities.
04/06/18·45m 55s

Debate: England level series in style

Bob Willis and James Taylor dissect England's second Test victory over Pakistan. But can Joe Root's side find greater consistency?
03/06/18·26m 46s

Debate: England build sizeable lead

Ravi Bopara and Bob Willis discuss if the domestic game is preparing the Test stars of the future, plus analyse Dom Bess' display.
02/06/18·26m 50s

ECB's South Asian plan in action

Lord Kamlesh Patel, Yorkshire's Azeem Rafiq and Isa Guha join David Gower to discuss the progress made by the ECB's South Asian Action Plan.
02/06/18·23m 1s

Debate: England bounce back

Bob Willis and Mark Butcher dissect England's impressive showing on day one of the second Test at Headingley and talk team selection.
01/06/18·26m 41s

Best of the Lord's Test

Nasser Hussain, Wasim Akram, David Lloyd, Isa Guha and Darren Gough feature in our best of the Test podcast from Lord’s.
28/05/18·33m 37s

Debate: England's dismal defeat

Charles Colvile, Bob Willis and James Taylor dissect England's hefty defeat at the hands of Pakistan.
27/05/18·26m 15s

Debate: Buttler, Bess give England hope

Nick Compton joins Bob and Charles to reflect on a day on which Jos Buttler and Dom Bess gave England a glimmer of hope on day three of the Lord's Test.
26/05/18·26m 26s

Debate: Pakistan build lead on Day 2

Ebony Rainford-Brent and Bob Willis join Charles Colvile to dissect a day in which Pakistan left England 'in the soup'.
25/05/18·26m 46s

The Cricket Debate - 24/05

Bob Willis and Angus Fraser join Charles Colvile to review a disappointing first day of the Test summer for England against Pakistan.
24/05/18·27m 1s

England v Pakistan Preview Podcast

David Lloyd and Nasser Hussain talk Jos Buttler, Joe Root (and Jose Mourinho?!) as they preview England's two-Test series against Pakistan.
18/05/18·23m 32s

Sky Cricket Podcast: Joe Root Special

A year into the job as England Test captain, Joe Root talks to Sky Sports Cricket to reflect on a testing introduction to the job.
17/05/18·24m 14s

Sky Cricket Podcast: Morgan & Mills Special

Captain of the newly-ranked No 1 ODI side in the world, England's Eoin Morgan, and Tymal Mills join Nick Knight to look at the science behind T20 selection and management.
02/05/18·37m 23s

Sky Cricket Podcast: Jonny Bairstow Special

Jonny Bairstow on the challenge of facing Mohammad Amir, his imminent return to action and what it's like to be a pundit!
25/04/18·20m 37s

Sky Cricket Podcast: Eoin Morgan Special

England's white-ball captain Eoin Morgan joins Matt Floyd to reflect on England's winter, the Australian ball-tampering scandal and the proliferation of English players in this season's Indian Premier League.
12/04/18·21m 20s

Bumble's New Zealand Review

David Lloyd joins Ian Ward to reflect on his winter's highs and lows, give an insight into working with Sky New Zealand and share his thoughts on where England go from here...
04/04/18·23m 2s

The Cricket Debate - Winter Inquiry

Bob Willis and Angus Fraser join Charles Colvile as the inquest proper into England's disappointing winter tours to Australia and New Zealand begins.
04/04/18·29m 25s

The Cricket Debate - 02-04

Bob Willis and Jonathan Liew join Charles Colvile to discuss whether England can force a win in Christchurch, Joe Root's conversion rate and more.
02/04/18·26m 2s

Cricket Debate Podcast 01-04

Charles Colvile and Bob Willis are joined by Mark Butcher as they review the third day's play between New Zealand and England and ponder the state of Zimbabwe cricket
01/04/18·25m 10s

Cricket Debate Podcast 31-03

Charles Colvile and Bob Willis are joined by Alison Mitchell to discuss the second day of the second Test between New Zealand and England and David Warner's tearful apology.
31/03/18·25m 40s

The Cricket Debate 30-03

Nasser Hussain and Bob Willis join Charles Colvile to discuss Jonny Bairstow's rescue act for England and how Australia can restore their image within the game.
30/03/18·26m 53s

Cricket Podcast 27-3-18

Ian Ward caught up with David Lloyd and Michael Atherton in Christchurch ahead of the 2nd Test
27/03/18·20m 24s

The Cricket Debate podcast 26-03

Bob Willis and Mike Selvey ponder Cricket Australia punishments in the ball tampering affair and talk England selection.
26/03/18·26m 58s

Ball-tampering special

Bob Willis reacts to the Australian ball-tampering scandal on The Cricket Debate show, saying Australia captain Steve Smith's "days are numbered".
25/03/18·26m 26s

The Cricket Debate podcast 23-03

Bob Willis and Dominic Cork debate whether England's bowling attack has enough variety, and react to Ireland's failure to qualify for the 2019 World Cup...
23/03/18·27m 1s

The Cricket Debate podcast

Bob Willis and Nasser Hussain begin the inquest over England's "abysmal" batting display on day one of the first Test against New Zealand...
22/03/18·27m 1s

Kevin Pietersen Special

Ian Ward and David Lloyd look back over Kevin Pietersen's career following the announcement of his retirement.
20/03/18·10m 34s

New Zealand v England Test Series Preview

Ian Ward is joined by Michael Atherton and David Lloyd as they fill us in on their adventures in New Zealand and England's hopes for the upcoming Test series.
20/03/18·19m 2s
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