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




Gillespie's Hopes for Papua New Guinea

Former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie joins Alison, Clint and Charu this week where he rules himself out of the England bowling coaching role and he also outlines his ambitions with Papua New Guinea. We take you to Lahore where international cricket has made a return to Pakistan following the T20 series between Pakistan and a World XI team featuring 13 players from seven top cricket-playing nations. And how good is your maths? Can cricket really improve your numeracy skills? Picture...

Duration: 00:46:34

Gibson Targets World Cup Glory

New South Africa coach Ottis Gibson talks about why he accepted one of the toughest roles in cricket. India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin continues his cricketing education in Worcester. And England women's coach Mark Robinson reflects on a record-breaking summer for women's cricket. Photo: Ottis Gibson (Getty)

Duration: 00:49:56

Lewis Searches for Redemption

Ex-England all-rounder Chris Lewis is seeking to move on after serving six years in jail for drug smuggling. Test cricket is dead! Long live Test cricket. We reflect on remarkable wins for West Indies and Bangladesh. And could smart phone apps spell the end for the trusted pencil and scoresheet? Photo: Chris Lewis (BBC)

Duration: 00:40:43

Is Pakistan Worth the Risk?

We assess the risks and rewards of cricket returning to Pakistan, eight years after the deadly attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore. Former Sri Lanka batsman Thilan Samaraweera recalls the incident that still haunts him, and gives his views on the prospect of international teams touring the country again. Plus, meet two female cricketers who combine playing the sport at international level with careers in the military. Photo: Cricket fans in Pakistan (Getty)

Duration: 00:46:13

'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)

Duration: 00:44:44

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.

Duration: 00:46:37

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)

Duration: 00:38:38

Stumped End of Year Quiz

Stumped presenters Alison Mitchell, Jim Maxwell and Charu Sharma go head to head in a festive cricket quiz, hosted by Kevin Howells. Photo: Shane Warne (Getty Images)

Duration: 00:26:27

Why Are Bowlers Always Injured?

Hear a radical new theory about how a 50-year-old rule change may have caused more bowler injuries. Virat Kohli's lifelong coach on his father-son relationship with India's captain. And the Netherlands set their sights on the big time. Photo: Mitchell Starc (Getty Images).

Duration: 00:37:51