The Analyst Inside Cricket

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Sharp analysis and opinion from the cricket world with Simon Hughes, The Analyst and the BBC's Simon Mann, featuring comment, analysis, interviews with international players and celebrity guests. Find us on the Sport Social website:...

  • 49 minutes 4 seconds
    Salt Spices Up England Campaign

    Simon Hughes is joined by West Indian born former Middlesex express Ricky Elcock to review England's Phil Salt-inspired defeat of the West Indies in the T20 World Cup and to discuss Elcock's later life training in the Caribbean to be Virgin Atlantic's first-ever black pilot. Ricky's fascinating autobiography Balls to Fly is available here - https://amzn.eu/d/0igB6ee0

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    20 June 2024, 3:38 pm
  • 41 minutes 38 seconds
    English Delight, Scottish Despair

    Simon Hughes and Simon Mann relive England's anxiety through a day in the T20 World Cup when rain relented to allow England just enough time to defeat Namibia, and Australia had just enough depth to overcome the plucky Scots.

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    16 June 2024, 1:08 pm
  • 36 minutes 51 seconds
    England Marmalize the Minnows

    Simon Hughes and Simon Mann admire England's demolition job on Oman and consider which teams are now odds on to make it to the Super Eights. Plus - what Freddie did and Yozzer samples a gin with a historic connection to cricket

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    13 June 2024, 11:03 pm
  • 34 minutes 27 seconds
    England Feeling Associated Pressure

    Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review the T20 World Cup so far and are joined by Australian great Matthew Hayden to assess England's chances of qualifying and why Australi are so good at tournament cricket

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    11 June 2024, 8:37 pm
  • 38 minutes 16 seconds
    England Outgunned by Clinical Aussies

    Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review a sticky performance by Englsnd against the old enemy in the T20 World Cup, punctuated by bad decisions and inflexibility

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    8 June 2024, 10:50 pm
  • 35 minutes 32 seconds
    England's Damp Opener

    Simon Hughes and Simon Mann reflect on the first four days of the T20 World Cup, featuring dodgy weather in Barbados, a dodgy pitch in New York and a super over triumph for Namibia whose hero David Wiese talks us through his superover strategy.

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    4 June 2024, 9:46 pm
  • 1 hour 3 minutes
    Welcome to the USA

    The T20 World Cup starts this weekend with USA v Canada in Dallas, Texas. Simon Hughes and Simon Mann preview the tournament as England hope to defend their title and the ICC seek to re-introduce cricket to the US, the world's richest sports market. Back home we also check in with the remarkable progress of the South Asian Cricket Academy and hear from its founder Tom Brown and one of its recent graduates.

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    31 May 2024, 7:35 pm
  • 39 minutes 42 seconds
    Thank God Jofra's Back

    Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review England's T20 against Pakistan at Edgbaston which saw the welcome return of Jofra Archer - fit and firing - also dip into some county cricket action and preview the IPL final.

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    25 May 2024, 6:27 pm
  • 51 minutes 11 seconds
    Storylines: The Women's Cricket Show - Staying Not Out with Matt Ellis

    Melissa Story (Gloucestershire & TMS) and Nikki Chaudhuri (Surrey & TMS) are back to analyse England's T20 series against Pakistan and the Charlotte Edwards Cup but get sidetracked by Nikki's obsession with the test and Melissa's recent Bridgerton binging. Aside from lots of telly the pair find time to chat with Matthew Ellis of Not Out Mental Health - a great cause highlighting the importance of speaking about mental health in cricket.

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    23 May 2024, 10:00 am
  • 59 minutes 1 second
    Arise Sir Jimmy...

    Simon Hughes and Simon Mann consider Jimmy Anderson's impending departure and how it was decided, and discuss with West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder the legacy he has left and some ideas to help beleaguered bowlers in the shorter formats which Jimmy has wisely avoided.

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    15 May 2024, 12:25 pm
  • 42 minutes 31 seconds
    Conflict of Interests

    Simon Hughes and Simon Mann discuss the difficulty of scheduling county cricket to anyone's - never mind everyone's - satisfaction and hear about the real (10th century) origins of cricket - with fairly brutal consequences - from a most unexpected source. This podcast is sponsored by www.visitbarbados.org/cricket

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    8 May 2024, 3:03 pm
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