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Weekly insight into the cricket world with Simon Hughes, The Analyst and Simon Mann, featuring opinion, comment, analysis, interviews with international players and celebrity guests.




Episode 31 - The Pink Ball Test - how will England go with a different coloured ball and strange eating hours

Simon Hughes and Simon Mann consider how England's re-jigged top order will cope with the day/night experience and hear from the maker of Dukes balls how the pink ball differs

Duration: 00:36:07

Episode 30 Graeme Smith on South Africa and Stuart Broad on batting collapses

Simon Hughes looks back over the South African series with Graeme Smith and Stuart Broad explains why teams can't bat for long any more

Duration: 00:21:55

Episode 29 - England's success and Toby's Debut

Simon Hughes and Simon Mann pick over the bones of England's phenomenal win over South Africa and hear from the startling debutant Toby Roland-Jones

Duration: 00:31:07

Episode 28 - The Slaughter of Trent Bridge and what to do now

Simon Hughes and Simon Mann assess England's capitulation at Trent Bridge that Trevor Bayliss called a 'shocker' and what they should do now.

Duration: 00:27:53

Episode 27 First test review and the future of South African cricket

Simon Hughes and Simon Mann are joined by Mike Haysman and Vincent van der Bijl to analyse the Test, look at where South Africa went wrong and hear about a new township project

Duration: 00:33:55

Episode 26 - The Root Ahead - how will Joe handle Test captaincy

David Gower and Mark Ramprakash discuss the challenges ahead for Joe Root in conversation with Simon Hughes and Simon Mann

Duration: 00:33:42

Episode 25 - McCullum and Ramprakash on how to make players better and win tickets to Lord's

Simon Hughes and Simon Mann assess the conundrums facing the England Test selectors and Mark Ramprakash and Brendon McCullum discuss how to get the best out of players and teams

Duration: 00:36:43

Episode 24 - Pakistan!! How the total write-offs triumphed in the Champions Trophy analysed

Two of the many pundits who dismissed Pakistan's chances in the Champions Trophy - Simon Hughes and Simon Mann - discuss how they confounded everyone's predictions.

Duration: 00:32:16

Episode 23 - England get the thumbs up from a famous Aussie and Kumar wants to be a farmer

Simon Hughes and Simon Mann assess England's prospects of winning the Champions Trophy with Michael Slater and Kumar Sangakkara outlines his future plans

Duration: 00:30:02

Episode 22 - England's cross-seam supremacy

Simon Hughes and Simon Mann assess how much Englands's bowlers have improved and the measures they use to take those crucial wickets in the 'middle overs'

Duration: 00:30:38

Episode 21 Who will win the Champions Trophy and how Ben Stokes plans a one day innings

A look back at the England South Africa series and a look ahead with Simon Hughes, Simon Mann and Neil Manthorpe, and Ben Stokes on the art of one day batting

Duration: 00:35:41

Episode 20 - The future of cricket on TV and The Chokers revenge

BBC media editor Amol Rajan on Facebook - English cricket's possible new broadcast partner - and Allan Donald promises this South African outfit are true trophy hunters

Duration: 00:38:12

Episode 19 How do you create the perfect one day team, and win tickets to see England v South Africa

England assistant coach Paul Farbrace and fielding coach Chris Taylor join in the discussion with Simon Hughes and Simon Mann on what constitutes the perfect one day side

Duration: 00:39:29

Episode 18 - The debate over Johnny Bairstow and cricket's obsession with food

Johnny Bairstow talks about batting with Joe Root and the importance of time off, and Simon Hughes and Simon Mann discuss the best lunches and teas as eaten by Mike Gatting.

Duration: 00:29:06

Episode 17 - Ireland's hopes, what makes a good captain and how not to bat (in the backyard)

Ed Joyce explains how Ireland can progress, Alec Stewart sympathises with the lot of a modern captain and Simon Mann is clean bowled by Simon Hughes's daughter

Duration: 00:33:03

Episode 16 - How the white ball and the red ball divide the cricket world

Simon Hughes and Simon Mann are joined by Ashley Giles to analyse how white ball and red ball skills are continuing to diverge across the globe.

Duration: 00:34:14

Episode 15 - Fitness and Rest - getting the balance right

The early season success of Northants 'chubsters' suggests that being super fit is not everything in cricket, and the importance of rest for England cricketers is explained by Andrew Strauss

Duration: 00:28:12

Episode 14 - Talking Balls and the Twilight Zone

Simon Hughes explains to Simon Mann the science of swing after experiments in a wind tunnel and Nick Compton describes how to bat against the pink ball.

Duration: 00:29:06

Episode 13 - Who'll win the County Championship? with James Franklin and Rob Key

A comprehensive preview of the County Championship from Simon Hughes and Simon Mann including the captaincy philosophy of James Franklin and the views of Rob Key

Duration: 00:43:04

Episode 12 - Gooch's revelations about KP and the state of English (club) cricket

Graham Gooch reveals the real reasons why KP was sacked and Simon Hughes and Simon Mann talk to club cricketers up and down the country about keeping the youth engaged.

Duration: 00:33:18

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