The Cricket Badger Weekly Podcast is back, rebadged and rebranded from World Cup to the Ashes. In week one James. Oli and Aakash preview the 2019 Ashes series and make their predictions on the series to come and the 1st Test at Edgbaston.
James Buttler, the Cricket Badger, is joined by Cricket 365’s Oli Fisher and cricket journalist Aakash Sivasubramaniam discuss the strengths and weaknesses of both sides and excitedly look forward to the biggest contest cricket can give us. There is a lot to discuss!The trio will be back every week throughout the Ashes series to assess the action just gone, chew over the talking points and make their predictions on the week ahead.
In this first episode they pick their series winner, the top batsman and bowlers from both teams and who will be Man of the Series. If you listened to the World Cup Weekly Podcast you will know there is a competitive charitable element to these predictions. The winner at the end of the Ashes series will be able to make a donation to the charity of his choice.
Gamble responsibly and we will see you next week! Enjoy the Ashes!
The charity believe that cricket’s current approach to concussions is not putting the players’ safety first.
“The reality is at the time [Saturday] he didn’t have a concussion.”
Mixing politics with sport rarely ends well.
James Anderson will play for Lancs second XI as his rehabilitation steps up.
Smith underwent a “precautionary scan” of his neck that thankfully has not revealed any structural damage.
“I think it was important that we bounced back strongly after Edgbaston and I think we’ve certainly done that.”
Jofra Archer has changed the mood if not the scoreline.
Steve Smith out, Marnus Labuschagne in.
Woakes enjoyed Archer v Smith just as much as the rest of us.
The marquee might read England v Australia, but we all know it’s Steve Smith v Jofra Archer