The Cricket Badger Podcast, in association with Cricket365 returns with part one of a World Cup preview-double header.
It’s a belter as well, with host James Buttler joined by the magnificent Dan Norcross of Test Match Sofa and TMS fame to discuss England’s bar-raising batting exploits and some of the other teams who, bless them, are still bothering to turn up and try to beat Eoin Morgan’s superheroes.
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The Lancastrian was fresh off some standout displays in the 2003 World Cup.
Hales lost his place in last year’s World Cup-winning squad after news of a second failed test for recreational drugs.
The Warwickshire all-rounder is one on 18 bowlers to be selected for personalised practice.
The West Indies are due to arrive on these shores first this summer.
Broad took part in an individual training session at Trent Bridge.
Clare Connor suggested England are considering hosting a Women’s Tri-Series also involving India and South Africa.
The designated bowlers, whose identitites have not been confirmed, will have their temperatures checked.
The ECB had planned to introduce 40 professional contracts this summer across eight regional hubs.
County are waiting on a decision.