The Ultras review the successful return of Test cricket, preview the third Test between England and the West Indies, reflect on the new phenomenon of 'reverse-reverse' swing, discuss Stuart Broad's impressive tantrum, examine Jofra Archer's lapse, and sympathise with Phil Simmons' inability to remember his opponents' names.
Cricket is back, and so are the Ultras to preview the England vs WI series inside a secure bubble at the Ageas Bowl. There's also butter knife drama involving Younis Khan, a brief investigation into Sri Lanka's 2011 World Cup loss, and an Ultras baby!
With little prospect of live cricket on the immediate horizon, the Cricket Ultras resort to that lockdown staple — a virtual quiz that pits their wits against each other on such topics as Pakistan's off-field shenanigans, the most runs scored off a single delivery, and whether Ravi Shastri said it. Tune in and take part!
Ep. 59: The great cricket book review: including Line & Strength, Dickie Bird’s ‘autobiographie’ & much more
The Cricket Ultras lockdown continues with wide-ranging review of our podcaster's favourite books including, Rain Men, The Art of Captaincy, Beyond a Boundary and, um, Dickie Bird's autobiography in French. There's also a cricket autobiography quiz and plenty of discussion of the worst memoirs penned by current and former cricketers.
It's the Love Cafe lockdown on Cricket Ultras as our podcasters break down The Test, Australian cricket's latest propaganda vehicle, which features the touching bromance between Adam Zampa and Marcus Stoinis. On that theme, there's also favourite cricket documentaries, movies and YouTube channels, to help listeners while away the long hours of lockdown. Take care everyone, keep washing those hands and please refrain from shining any cricket balls.
Ep. 57: Aus dominant, Eng wary, Mickey Arthur returns, Ind disappoint + great moments in cricket drinking
Australia dominate the Women's T20 World Cup final in front of record crowds, while India are left to rue missed opportunities. Elsewhere, the pod previews England's series against Mickey Arthur's Sri Lanka, another hapless Indian tour of New Zealand and, in the part of you've all been waiting for, run down some great moments in cricket drinking. Not that we endorse them, of course!
The Cricket Ultras review the latest from the Women's T20 World Cup, where 16-year-old Shafali Verma is making quite an impression. They also preview India's uphill task in their second Test in New Zealand, and wonder what's ailing Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah. There's an emotional return for Australia to the scene of their greatest crime, some helpful advice from BCB president Nazbul Hassan, an epic whinge from Mushfique and Umar Akmal gets banned...again.
The Cricket Ultras are back and there is a lot to review, including India's tour of New Zealand, England's triumph in South Africa and Australia's return to Newlands. The trio also examine the ongoing crisis in South African cricket, shameful scenes at the U19 World Cup final, preview the Women's T20 World Cup, and explore the latest revelations from USA cricket.
It's time for the Ultras to break down the Test XI of the decade. But before that, they review all of the latest goings on from the cricket world, including the strange four-day Test proposal, England's engrossing series with South Africa, and Australia's continued good form.
The latest episode of Cricket Ultras reviews the ongoing Australia v NZ series, finding the Black Caps unable to live up to the pre-series hype. The podcast also explores South African cricket's latest crisis and Pakistan's strange selections. There's also an obituary of legendary English bowler Bob Willis and a preview of the BBL and IPL auction.