The weekly cricket show from BBC Sport in association with ABC and All India Radio

The weekly cricket show from BBC Sport in association with ABC and All India Radio
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The weekly cricket show from BBC Sport in association with ABC and All India Radio




Shane Warne Special

He's had a sensational cricketing career, taking 708 wickets in 145 Tests for Australia and will be forever remembered for the most famous delivery of all time - The Ball of the Century - the Australian cricket legend Shane Warne is our special guest - hear his thoughts on the cheating scandal and why he has decided to share his personal journey in a new autobiography. Picture - Shane Warne (Credit - BBC)


New Era for Australia

Australia look to repair relationships and build bridges from the cheating scandal that rocked the sport - we discuss Australia's new look squad as they face Pakistan in a two Test series in the UAE. We also look ahead to the inaugural Afghanistan Premier League with rising star, Nepal's international Sandeep Lamichhane and we speak to Chris Carter who has decided to give up a career in cricket to become a pilot. Picture - Tim Paine (Credit - Getty Images)


Has Sledging Gone too Far?

Charu Sharma, Alister Nicholson and Natalie Germanos ask whether Moeen Ali "Osama" revelation changes the way cricketers behave out in the field? Xhosa-speaking South Africans have been playing cricket for more than 160 years. But only now can they do so in their mother tongue. And we find out how a new cricket initiative is aiming to increase female participation from the South Asian community. (Photo - Moeen Ali. Credit - Getty Images)


Hit or Miss: The Hundred?

We hear reaction and analysis to the pilots of the Hundred - the ECB's proposed shortened format intended to attract new fans to cricket. Will the idea open up the sport to a wider audience? Plus, Dawid Malan explains how he "struggled to get his head around" being dropped by England earlier this summer - and his aspirations to return to Test cricket. And the founder of India's answer to the Barmy Army, the Bharat Army, tells Stumped how supporting the team provides a shared sense of...


England's "Mr Reliable"

We celebrate a milestone for Test cricket's most prolific pace bowler - James Anderson - as he claims his 564th wicket with the final ball of the fifth Test against India. We also hear how the building of Rwanda's first cricket ground last year is helping make the sport the fastest-growing in the country. And the Hong Kong's men's captain tells us about his side's aspirations to regain their ODI status. Photo: James Anderson (Getty Images)


Ben Stokes: The Road to Redemption?

After being cleared of affray outside a Bristol nightclub, should England cricketer Ben Stokes play in the third Test against India which starts on Saturday? The England and Wales Cricket Board will now decide whether they will punish Stokes further - and if so, what would be the appropriate sanction? We also ask, what more can be done to attract black cricketers to play the sport? And would Alison Mitchell be tempted to feature in a dancing contest in India? Picture - Ben Stokes (Credit -...


1,000 Tests Not Out

In 1877, England played their first ever Test match - 141 years on - they have become the first nation to reach 1000 matches in the longest format of the game - we reflect on England's Test history with cricket journalist Simon Wilde who has written a book called England: The Biography, the story of English Cricket 1877-2018. Plus find out how Imran Khan went from a cricketing icon to potentially becoming Pakistan's prime minister. Picture - Joe Root and Virat Kohli (Credit - Getty Images)


'Serious Boshing' – the Week Records Tumbled

England broke their own world record for the highest one-day international total, making 481 runs off 50 overs against Australia at Trent Bridge. In professional cricket, only Surrey have got closer to 500, when they scored 496 at the Oval and only New Zealand Women's team have scored more in an ODI, when they hit Ireland for 490 earlier this month. We ask, which team will reach the 500 mark first? The Acting Chief Executive Officer of Cricket South Africa, Thabang Moroe, believes that the...


The Rise of Afghanistan's Cricket Team

It's a nation that has been torn apart by decades of war but after a long long wait, finally Afghanistan are playing their first ever Test match against India - Our reporter Sam Sheringham is in India to find out about Afghanistan's remarkable journey. The Afghan Cricket chairman Atif Mashal has been telling us what it means to be part of cricket's most exclusive club. Bangladesh's women's team pulled off a dramatic three-wicket victory in the final against six-time champions India to clinch...


Indigenous Beginnings: The History of Aboriginal Cricket

One-hundred and fifty years ago, 13 Aboriginals became the first Australia team to tour overseas when they travelled to England. Author Greg de Moore tells the remarkable story of how the Aboriginal team was created - which he believes is the most important part of Australian cricket's history. To mark the anniversary, the best Aboriginal players from Australia are back in England this summer, to trace the steps of those pioneers in 1868. Hannah Darlington is one of them and she joins us at...


Mickey Arthur Wonder Coach

Pakistan out-fought, out-skilled and outplayed England in the first Test at Lords to silence their critics - we ask how has Mickey Arthur transformed a team usually mocked for their fielding to showing England how to win in English conditions. We hear from legendary pace bowler Waqar Younis. In contrast, where is it going wrong for England? Former England batsman James Taylor speaks to Alison Mitchell about how can Trevor Bayliss and Joe Root turn their form around having gone eight Tests...


Does English Cricket have a Diversity Problem?

Vikram Solanki became the only full-time non-white coach across the domestic league in England after becoming assistant head coach of Surrey County Cricket Club - we speak to Roland Butcher, the first black player to represent England, on the lack of ethnic minority coaches in county cricket. Two weeks ago, not many of you would have heard of 26-year-old wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen - but he is now been in the headlines following a remarkable performance with the bat to give South Africa a...


Tendulkar Junior Makes Waves in Australia

How Sachin Tendulkar's son is starting his quest to follow in the footsteps of his celebrated father. Meet the Australian sportswoman who's equally handy with a tennis racquet as she is a cricket bat. And India's blind cricket team are the best in the world - but why aren't they funded by the national board? (Photo: Arjun Tendulkar. Credit: ABC)


'You Guys Are History'

As The Oval hosts its 100th Test, former England fast bowler Devon Malcolm looks back on his incredible nine-wicket burst at the ground in 1994, and sets the record straight on some of the myths surrounding his remarkable career. Tammy Beaumont, voted the best player of the Women's World Cup, on the impact of the tournament around the world. Photo; Devon Malcolm (Getty Images)


Women's World Cup Final Special

Who will triumph in the Women’s World Cup final – England or India? England’s Anya Shrubsole, star of their semi-final win over South Africa, looks ahead to the showpiece. Rahul Tandon reports from Kolkata on the rise of the women’s game in India. And Holly Colvin, head of Women's Cricket at the ICC, looks at the global impact of the tournament.


Smriti Mandhana - India's Golden Girl

India's Women's World Cup star Smriti Mandhana talks to Alison Mitchell about her upbringing in India, where she was never coached but copied her brother's batting technique. John Buchanan reflects on the bitter pay dispute threatening to derail Australian cricket. And meet Ian Holland, the reality TV cricketer. Photo: Smriti Mandhana (Getty Images)


Kohli: Sinner or Sinned Against?

The fallout from Australia's series loss in India, as India captain Virat Kohli says the Aussies will never be his friends. The charity sending cricket kit to Afghan refugees in Germany. And England captain Joe Root on South Africa and the Ashes. Photo: Virat Kohli (Getty Images)


Kohli: Sinner or Sinned Against?

The fallout from Australia's series loss in India, as India captain Virat Kohli says the Aussies will never be his friends. The charity sending cricket kit to Afghan refugees in Germany. And England captain Joe Root on South Africa and the Ashes. (Photo: Credit:


India-Australia 'Cheating' Row

The fallout from a fiery Test match in Bangalore as Virat Kohli accuses Steve Smith of bending the rules. Dawid Malan talks about bringing joy to Pakistani people by playing the Super League final in Lahore. And England captain Heather Knight on a game-changing year for women's cricket. (Photo: Steve Smith and Virat Kohli. Credit:Getty Images)


Is Root Ready to Captain England?

As Alastair Cook steps down as England captain, all eyes are on his successor-in-waiting Joe Root. We speak to Root’s England teammate and former housemate Gary Ballance about his credentials for the job. We report from Cape Town on the launch of a new global Twenty20 League aimed at stopping the exodus of South African players to lucrative contracts abroad. Fast bowler Kyle Abbott, who quit international cricket to join Hampshire, puts his side of the story. Photo: Joe Root (Getty Images)