The Cricket Ultras Podcast
Ep 51: SA wilt, Silverwood blooms, Ganguly ascends, Shastri’s tabla & more

Ep 51: SA wilt, Silverwood blooms, Ganguly ascends, Shastri’s tabla & more

October 19, 2019

This episode's whistle-stop tour around the cricket world takes in India's commanding performance against South Africa, Chris Silverwood's appointment as England coach, The Hundred's upcoming draft, BCCI machinations and much more, including Ravi Shastri's tabla. 

Ep. 50: Ashes review, Sachin on Smith, de-retirements, coaching contenders & much more

Ep. 50: Ashes review, Sachin on Smith, de-retirements, coaching contenders & much more

September 26, 2019

The Ultras mark their 50th episode by breaking down the Ashes, in particular Steve Smith's wondrous performance and Dave Warner's horror show. They also discuss England's squad selection and coaching conundrum, take a look at India's results and cannot avoid mentioning Geoffrey Boycott.

Ep 49: Summer of Stokes, concussion protocols, Warne grows up & more

Ep 49: Summer of Stokes, concussion protocols, Warne grows up & more

August 29, 2019

Ben Stokes lights up the cricket world in the latest episode of Cricket Ultras, delivering an Ashes performance for the ages. The Ultras break down the remarkable third Ashes Test, preview the fourth — and explore the the dramatic emergence of Jofra Archer. Elsewhere, there's Test series in Sri Lanka and West Indies, a familiar name returns as India coach, and match fixing bans in Hong Kong.

Ep 48: Steve Smith’s head, Prithvi’s sizzurp, Virat Rohit beef, earthing & more

Ep 48: Steve Smith’s head, Prithvi’s sizzurp, Virat Rohit beef, earthing & more

August 8, 2019

Cricket Ultras breaks down the first Ashes Test, tries to get inside Steve Smith's head and avoids doing the same with Moeen Ali. They also look Prithvi Shaw's drugs ban, the beef between Virat & Rohit, India's next coach and much more.

Ep. 47: Boundaries, overthrows, bits & pieces, fantasy Super Over, WC review & more

Ep. 47: Boundaries, overthrows, bits & pieces, fantasy Super Over, WC review & more

July 21, 2019

It's time for the big World Cup review as the Cricket Ultras break down England's thrilling 'victory' over a desperately unlucky New Zealand team. The trio also select their highlights and lowlights from the lengthy tournament, including fantasy Super Over selections, favourite players, best catches, biggest disappointments and facepalm moments to remember. 

Ep 46: The Shakib show, short boundaries, shadow batting, WC review & more

Ep 46: The Shakib show, short boundaries, shadow batting, WC review & more

July 3, 2019

As the World Cup finally reaches its business end, the Ultras are back to review all the action, including Shakib Al Hasan's heroics, Steve Smith's shadow batting and young Jonny Bairstow's approach to media training. There's also predictions for the knockout stages, when they eventually arrive, and selections for the tournament's best catches so far.

Ep 45: Groove theory, Pak delights, Kiwis slumber, Ganguly trolls, Yuvraj retires, & more

Ep 45: Groove theory, Pak delights, Kiwis slumber, Ganguly trolls, Yuvraj retires, & more

June 12, 2019

Offspin podcast co-host Simon Day joins the Ultras from New Zealand to review the first week of the world cup, including the AB de Villiers debacle, the difficulty of staying awake for the Black Cap matches, and Shakib Al Hasan's curious disciplinary record. There's also discussion of the burning topics from the World Cup, including those pesky bails, Saurav Ganguly's baffling commentary, Pakistan's resurgence and South Africa's disintegration. Finally, the Ultras pay tribute to the one and only Yuvraj Singh on his retirement.

Ep. 44: World Cup fever!, predictions, cricket music & more

Ep. 44: World Cup fever!, predictions, cricket music & more

May 30, 2019

The World Cup is here! The Ultras are an excitable trio as they break down the latest squad updates, make a bunch of unfounded predictions and explore cricket's curious relationship with music. 

EP. 43: Cricket skincare, IPL winners, Lala land, Aggers rebuked & much more

EP. 43: Cricket skincare, IPL winners, Lala land, Aggers rebuked & much more

May 17, 2019

Under the fierce glare of the Cricket Ultras spotlight this week is a new skincare ad from India cricket stars, possibly the finest of it genre. The pod also reviews Mumbai's IPL triumph, the latest World Cup news, Shahid Afridi's autobiography and more. 

Ep 42: IPL highlights, 3D glasses, Bob the Builder, WC squads & more

Ep 42: IPL highlights, 3D glasses, Bob the Builder, WC squads & more

May 1, 2019

The Cricket Ultras trio review the latest from the IPL, focusing on the tournament's highlights so far — including Dhoni's infamous walk-on and Dinesh Karthik's description of Shubman Gill as a "novelty". There's also an in-depth look at most of the World Cup squads, along with discussion of Alex Hales' controversial removal, Afghani captaincy intrigue and more.