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Test Match Special

Insight and analysis from the Test Match Special team - including interviews with top players and special features.

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Recent Episodes of Test Match Special


Men’s T20 World Cup: Hazlewood taunts under-pressure England

Men’s T20 World Cup: Hazlewood taunts under-pressure England

Henry Moeran, former England fast bowler Steven Finn and BBC Sport cricket writer Matt Henry preview England’s match with Oman at the men’s T20 World Cup.

They’re joined by Australian cricket journalist Geoff Lemon to discuss Josh Hazlewood’s comments about it “being in Australia’s interests” to see England go out of the tournament.

We also hear from the England coach Matthew Mott on how the side will approach their two must-win games against Oman and Namibia.

Episode 12 June 2024 29m and 42s


T20 World Cup: What’s gone wrong for England

T20 World Cup: What’s gone wrong for England

Eleanor Oldroyd is joined by two World Cup winners, Tymal Mills and Liam Plunkett, alongside Phil Tufnell, to reflect on the opening week of the Men’s T20 World Cup.

We delve into England's title defence and examine the challenges they've faced so far. We hear from England captain Jos Buttler and Henry Moeran joins the pod from the England camp in Antigua.

The team also discusses who should be brought in to strengthen this England side ahead of their must-win matches against Oman and Namibia.

Episode 11 June 2024 36m and 24s


No Balls: Ponytails, World Cups and Grandma Kate

No Balls: Ponytails, World Cups and Grandma Kate

Alex Hartley is in America for the men's T20 World Cup and tells us all about going to India v Pakistan in New York.

Meanwhile, Kate explains why a teammate thinks of her as a Grandma and tells us about the ponytail, which caused more than a stir at the weekend.

Episode 11 June 2024 31m and 39s


T20 World Cup: India punish Pakistan & Scotland fly past Oman

T20 World Cup: India punish Pakistan & Scotland fly past Oman

Reaction as India beat Pakistan & Scotland beat Oman to pile more pressure on England.

Daniel Norcross is alongside former England spinner Alex Hartley & Prakash Wakankar for reaction to India beating Pakistan. They discuss the spectacle of the game taking place in New York and how India squeezed Pakistan's batters to narrowly win.

Simon Mann is joined by former Scotland international Qasim Sheikh and former England batter Lydia Greenway as Scotland hammered Oman, winning inside 14 overs. They discuss the strength of Scotland's batting order, how net run rate could effect their chances of qualification, and hear...

Episode 9 June 2024 25m and 48s


T20 World Cup: England well beaten by Australia

T20 World Cup: England well beaten by Australia

Henry Moeran, former England fast bowler Steven Finn and Australian journalist and broadcaster Geoff Lemon review Australia beating England at the T20 World Cup. Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali reflect on England suffering a 36-run defeat against Australia in Barbados. And the team also look at the upcoming match between India and Pakistan in New York, which could be one of the highlights of the tournament.

Episode 8 June 2024 33m and 3s


Men’s T20 World Cup: England set for key Australia showdown

Men’s T20 World Cup: England set for key Australia showdown

Henry Moeran, former England fast bowler Steven Finn and Australian journalist and broadcaster Geoff Lemon preview Saturday’s match between England and Australia at the T20 World Cup.

We hear from Jonny Bairstow who recalls visiting Barbados as a child, and Jofra Archer who tells us about feeling emotional at bowling in Barbados again.

And the team also look at Scotland, and whether they could cause a shock by qualifying for the Super 8s.

Episode 8 June 2024 35m and 10s


T20 World Cup: *EMERGENCY POD* USA stun Pakistan

T20 World Cup: *EMERGENCY POD* USA stun Pakistan

Simon Mann is alongside former Netherlands allrounder Ryan Ten Doeschate and Aatif Nawaz for reaction to the USA’s sensational super over victory against Pakistan in the Men’s T20 World Cup.

They discuss how the US got the dramatic win, and what it does for cricket in America. Whilst also picking apart Pakistan’s below par performance.

Hear the thoughts of USA captain and player of the match Monank Patel.

Plus, Dan Norcross, Alex Hartley, and Alison Mitchell discuss what it was like to watch such a spectacle in New York.

Episode 7 June 2024 22m and 46s


T20 World Cup: Points shared as rain soaks England Scotland encounter

T20 World Cup: Points shared as rain soaks England Scotland encounter

Henry Moeran is alongside former England bowler Steven Finn, ex Scotland batter Qasim Sheikh, and journalist Nikhil Uttamchandani for reaction as England & Scotland's T20 World Cup opener is abandoned because of rain in Barbados.

England head coach Matthew Mott tells Henry of his disappointment that the weather affected the game, but saw good signs from England's bowling attack - which included Jofra Archer who's returned to the England side following long injury troubles.

Whilst Scotland captain Richie Berrington talks of his frustration to not get a result after Scotland's impressive batting performance.

Episode 4 June 2024 25m and 41s


Men's T20 World Cup: England and Scotland prepare for opener

Men's T20 World Cup: England and Scotland prepare for opener

Commentator Henry Moeran, former England fast bowler Steven Finn and BBC Cricket journalist Matt Henry look ahead to England and Scotland's T20 World Cup opener in Barbados. We hear from England captain Jos Buttler, who was in spiky form ahead of the game. Scotland batter Michael Leask tells of his excitement about facing England once again.

Episode 3 June 2024 34m and 4s


No Balls: Alex’s American adventure and Kate’s Pakistan review

No Balls: Alex’s American adventure and Kate’s Pakistan review

Alex is heading to the men’s T20 World Cup and tells us all about where she’ll be heading in the coming weeks.

Kate gives us the lowdown on England’s ODI series win against Pakistan. And we find out how the England squad keep themselves entertained during rain delays.

Episode 2 June 2024 36m and 5s

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