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England vs Australia the old rivals the Ashes is back in 2023 and we are here for it. Since creating Inside the Tour season 2 we have been inspired by the captivating rivalries and thrilling matches a tournament like The Ashes brings.
But it’s not just us. Cricket, known as the gentleman’s game, has captivated fans worldwide for centuries and more recently on radio, then podcasts as the game lends itself so well to audio form.
From iconic rivalries to thrilling match moments, cricket boasts a rich history and an incredibly passionate fan base, this it makes such an obvious sport to focus on when creating podcasts.
Before we get onto our own season about the ashes Inside the Tour, we’ll look below at some of the top cricket podcasts that cater to fans seeking engaging discussions, expert analysis, player interviews, and captivating storytelling. So, grab your headphones and join us on this immersive audio journey into the world of cricket. Let us know if we have missed any!
- Hosted by Sam Perry, Ian Higgins, and Dave Edwards, The Grade Cricketer offers a humorous take on the sport. Drawing from their experiences playing at the grassroots level, the hosts share anecdotes, explore cricketing culture, and discuss the trials and tribulations of aspiring cricketers. The podcast’s witty banter and irreverent style make it a must-listen for those seeking a lighter take on cricket.
- A classic in the world of cricket commentary, BBC TMS is an institution in itself. Providing live ball-by-ball coverage of England’s international matches, the podcast features a panel of renowned cricket commentators and former players. From legendary voices like Jonathan Agnew to insightful analysis from former captains, the podcast offers unparalleled expertise and a deep understanding of the game.
- Hosted by Simon Hughes, The Analyst Inside Cricket takes a data-driven approach to cricket analysis. With a focus on statistical insights, the podcast provides a unique perspective on player performances, team strategies, and emerging trends. Hughes and his guests delve into the intricacies of the game, making it a compelling listen for cricket fans who appreciate the numbers behind the action.
- Geoff Lemon & Adam Collins, two esteemed cricket journalists, bring their extensive knowledge and captivating storytelling skills to The Final Word. This podcast combines historical analysis with contemporary cricket, exploring the sport’s cultural impact and dissecting notable moments. From interviews with cricketing legends to deep dives into cricket’s social and political significance, The Final Word offers a thought-provoking and immersive experience.
The Cricket Monthly Podcast
- The Cricket Monthly Podcast, hosted by ESPNcricinfo, covers a wide range of cricket-related topics. From in-depth interviews with players and coaches to discussions on cricket’s role in society, this podcast offers a diverse array of content. With contributions from respected cricket journalists, the show provides a comprehensive perspective on the sport while keeping fans informed and entertained.
- Lastly is our very own season about cricket. Inside the Tour season 2. This charts cricket’s astonishing Ashes series between Australia and England in 1986/87. It was hugely significant for both nations; after this, England wouldn’t win the Ashes again for 18 years. The embarrassing defeat sent Allan Border’s Australia to rock bottom and yet, somehow, they recovered to become a cricket superpower. This is the story of that incredible journey, told by players from both teams plus host Mark Pougatch, in Australia at the time as a backpacking 18-year old. His diary brings to life a crazy, chaotic story of unknown call-ups, unlikely heroes, megastar supporters and a result which shocked the sporting world.
Cricket podcasts have revolutionized the way fans engage with the sport, offering a platform for insightful analysis, entertaining discussions, and captivating stories. Whether you’re a cricket aficionado seeking statistical breakdowns or simply looking for a good laugh, there’s a podcast out there tailored to your preferences. The Grade Cricketer, BBC TMS, The Analyst Inside Cricket, The Final Word, and The Cricket Monthly Podcast are just a few examples of the top cricket podcasts that provide a wealth of knowledge and entertainment for cricket enthusiasts. So, plug in your headphones, tune in, and let these podcasts transport you to the heart of the game.