Former Zimbabwe pace bowler Henry Olonga is the Badger’s guest on this week’s Cricket Badger Podcast. James Buttler asks about Henry’s appearance on the Voice Australia before getting into the cricket.
Henry played a combined 80 times for his country before joining forces with Andy Flower to wear black armbands at the 2003 Cricket World Cup to protest against the “death of democracy” in their country. Much has been written about the day itself so James digs down into what came before and after as Henry was forced to feel Zimbabwe and start a new life in England, and now Australia.
Would Henry do it again? Why was he saddened with how his fellow black Zimbabweans reacted to the protest he did on their behalf? An inspirational and truly fascinating chat.
This Podcast is brought to you in association with Cricket365.com.
Thank you very much for listening and supporting the podcast! Contact the show via Twitter on @cricket_badger or email us at email@example.com.
The pair will go head to head this week when the first Test between England and West Indies gets under way in Southampton.
The first Test between England and the West Indies takes place on Wednesday at the Ageas Bowl.
Sibley made a strong impression during his first winter as an international cricketer.
The BBC will screen highlights at the end of each day’s play of England’s Test series with the West Indies.
England batsman Zak Crawley has backed “big leader” Ben Stokes to be a successful captain in their Test match against the West Indies.
Former England batsman Ian Bell has said the prospect of retirement is not on his mind after extending his contract at Warwickshire.
Vaughan was hampered by a knee injury.
England’s top four will likely have just 39 caps between them.
Dan Lawrence has emerged as a contender.