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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.