The Cricket Ultras are back to break down an eventful IPL season, including Ashwin's controversial run-out of Joss Butler, the Dre Russ phenomenon and a discussion of whether RCB are the worst IPL team ever. There's also a look at David Warner's resurgence, Kagiso Rabada's brilliance and CSK's impressive approach to cricket and life. And more, including Umar Akmal's ill-fated decision to attend an Akon gig.
The Cricket Ultras are reintegrating this week, with a big IPL preview that covers all eight franchises. Who will win? Who will lose? Who will get a Netflix series? The trio also discuss Afghanistan's maiden Test win, Australia's one-day revival, India's selection conundrum, World Cup ticketing woes, songs and more.
Cricket Ultras reviews new Netflix series Cricket Fever, finding an enthralling mix of the sublime and ridiculous. There's also discussion of Duanne Olivier's decision to turn his back on South Africa in favour of a Kolpak, Jofra Archer's England prospects, and resurgence of Chris Gayle. Meanwhile, Kane Williamson is poised to take spot among Test batsmen, while India and Australia hone their WC squads.
The latest episode of Cricket Ultras reviews the latest from around the world, including the fast bowling rejuvenation of Mark Wood, Dale Steyn, Kemar Roach and Mitchell Starc. There's also time to blame the Big 3 for more of humanity's ills, a sighting of Shoaib Akhtar in Dubai, the BBL fan experience reviewed, and the World Cup run-up begins.
Plenty of cricket under the scanner in the latest edition of Cricket Ultras, including Australia's dominance of Sri Lanka, which finally featured some centurions for the home team. The Ultras trio also discuss Sri Lanka's continued descent into shambles, Tim Paine's new tossing method and India's ODI victory in NZ, before Toby Doman arrives to break down England's calamitous display against a resurgent West Indian cricket team. Thanks for listening!
The Cricket Ultras welcomes back Toby Doman to join Arun Sudhaman and Darren Burns as the trio round up India's historic series win over Australia, and Ravi Shastri's even more historic press conference. They also look at Australia's selectorial shenanigans, England's new coach, South Africa's thrashing of Pakistan and the Hardik Pandya scandal.
Our first episode of 2019 features a review of three big Boxing Day Test matches, as India, New Zealand and South Africa all triumph, leaving Australia and Pakistan — in particular — with plenty of questions to answers. There's also a discussion of Kerry O'Keefe's blundering comments on Fox Sports. To wrap up 2018, meanwhile, the Cricket Ultras unveil the inaugural Elite Honesty Awards, featuring recognition for the best players and teams of the year along with — of course — Muppet of the Year, and the best quotes from the 'Shastri-verse'.
Under the bright glare of the Cricket Ultras scanner this week are Test matches from Perth and Wellington, which saw Australia fight back to square their series, while Sri Lanka pulled off a famous match-saving effort. The duo also discuss the latest stump mic flashpoints, the Indian selectorial 'brains trust', the Steve Smith greenhouse tomato, Shanghai's curious win over Hong Kong, and much more. Happy Christmas everyone!
Ep 33: Ind & NZ win! Shastriballs, Tendulkar trolls, Fox vs ABC, NZ miss out, brotherly love & much more
A seminal week in cricket saw India win the first Test against Australia while New Zealand clinched a famous series victory over Pakistan. The Ultras review both in detail while also delving into Ravi Shastri's latest musings on life and sport, Tendulkar's sophisticated Twitter trolling, the relative merits of commentary on Fox Sports vs ABC and, indeed, a comparison of Nathan Lyon's brother vs Usman Khawaja's. And much more!
Cricket Ultras reviews a dramatic couple of weeks highlighted by the war of words that has broken out among ex-Australian cricketers and, separately, betweeen Mithali Raj and Ramesh Powar. The duo also preview the upcoming Aus-Ind Test series and review Pakistan's unsurprising Yasir-inspired turnaround, along with England's rather more rare whitewash.