Test Match Special



Coverage of Englands cricket matches. Insight and analysis from Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott, plus interviews with the top players.


  • T20 World Cup: England squeak through after Scotland fall short

    16/06/2024 Duración: 33min

    Henry Moeran, Geoff Lemon and Steven Finn react to England reaching the men’s T20 World Cup Super Eights after Scotland narrowly fell short against Australia.There’s reaction from a rain-hit Antigua, where England overcame the weather and Namibia to put themselves into the next round.Nikesh Rughani, Qasim Sheikh and Aatif Nawaz meanwhile look at Scotland’s heartbreaking defeat to Australia, which sees them exit the tournament.

  • Men's T20 World Cup: Rampant Rashid crushes Oman

    13/06/2024 Duración: 25min

    Henry Moeran is alongside former England bowler Steven Finn & the ABC's Geoff Lemon for reaction to England's cruising victory over Oman.Henry speaks to Adil Rashid, who took 4 wickets and helped England bowl Oman out for just 47. Plus, he speaks to England captain Jos Buttler on a day that couldn't have gone much better for England who are looking to overturn Scotland's net run rate and qualify for the Super 8 stage of the T20 World Cup.They also discuss the permutations ahead of England's final group game against Namibia, and Scotland's final game against Australia.

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

    12/06/2024 Duración: 29min

    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.

  • T20 World Cup: What’s gone wrong for England

    11/06/2024 Duración: 36min

    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.

  • No Balls: Ponytails, World Cups and Grandma Kate

    11/06/2024 Duración: 31min

    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.

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

    08/06/2024 Duración: 35min

    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.

  • T20 World Cup: *EMERGENCY POD* USA stun Pakistan

    07/06/2024 Duración: 22min

    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.

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

    04/06/2024 Duración: 25min

    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.

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

    03/06/2024 Duración: 34min

    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.

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

    02/06/2024 Duración: 36min

    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.

  • Men's T20 World Cup: The Pundits Pod

    31/05/2024 Duración: 30min

    Henry Moeran takes us around The Oval, speaking to BBC Sport pundits on how they think the T20 World Cup will play out. We hear from former England captain Michael Vaughan, World Cup winners Ebony Rainford-Brent and Tymal Mills as well as BBC commentators Alison Mitchell and Aatif Nawaz. They give their predictions on who will win the tournament, and how they expect England to get on.And the Tailenders' team of Jimmy Anderson, Greg James, Felix White and Mattchin join the podcast as they look forward to the World Cup.

  • Men's T20 World Cup preview - Can England make it two-in-a-row?

    30/05/2024 Duración: 38min

    Dan Norcross is joined by World Cup winners Ebony Rainford-Brent and Alex Hartley, along with commentator Aatif Nawaz to preview the men’s T20 World Cup, which starts this weekend in the USA and the West Indies.They look at the impact the tournament will have on the game in North America, as well as assessing whether the firepower in England’s batting line-up can propel them to victory.They also ask if 2022 runners-ups Pakistan can go one better this time around, or if Australia, New Zealand or India will also take the title

  • The IPL - Kolkata crowned IPL kings

    26/05/2024 Duración: 37min

    Simon Mann is alongside Abhishek Jhunjhunwala & Nikesh Rughani for reaction to KKR’s comprehensive win over Sunrisers Hyderabad to win their third IPL title.Hear the thoughts of Kolkata’s Andre Russell and Varun Chakravarthy after the thumping win, plus KKR’s assistant coach Abhishek Nayar who Russell was keen to express him admiration for.They also look back at the tournament as a whole, discussing the ‘impact player’ which was brought into the competition this year and whether it effectively rules out the role of an all rounder in the format.

  • No Balls – Owls, snails and the first ODI of the summer

    25/05/2024 Duración: 32min

    Kate’s played her first international of the summer against Pakistan, and she gives us behind-the-scenes insight following England’s unspectacular win at Derby.Alex has news of her broken down car, while owls, snails and Pitbull all make an appearance.And there’s loads of listener emails to answer as well.

  • County Cricket: ‘The situation is worsening at New Road’

    22/05/2024 Duración: 44min

    Kevin Howells, Tymal Mills & Emily Windsor are joined by Worcestershire CEO Ashely Giles.They discuss the sad passing of Worcestershire spinner Josh Baker, at just the age of 20, and how the team will be commemorating Baker.Plus, Giles talks about the future of New Road, Worcestershire’s ground, as the flooding issues it faces will only get worse going forward, he says. He also looks at the effects not being able to access the pitch and the training pitches has had on the Worcestershire side.And, why is it so hard to get Tymal & Emily in one place at the same time?

  • Jofra Archer's return and Tuffers' washing machine

    20/05/2024 Duración: 54min

    Mark Chapman is joined by former England internationals Phil Tufnell and Georgia Elwiss, as well as Kent's Sam Billings to look at how England's men and women's sides are shaping up ahead of their respective World Cups.They discuss Jofra Archer's potential return to international cricket in this week's T20 series against Pakistan and the impact the fast bowler could have.Bowler Hannah Rainey joins the pod to tell us about Scotland's qualification for the women's T20 World Cup and giving up her career as a vet to focus full time on cricket.And we have the latest from the Indian Premier League as the tournament reaches its knockout stages.TIMECODES 02:02 England men's T20 World Cup preparation 21:54 Jofra Archer's return to international cricket 29:33 England women's series win v Pakistan 37:01 Hannah Rainey on Scotland's qualification and giving up being a vet 44:53 The IPL knockout stages

  • England complete series whitewash against Pakistan

    20/05/2024 Duración: 28min

    Alison Mitchell is joined by former England bowlers Katherine Sciver-Brunt and Alex Hartley to review the 3-0 T20 series win against Pakistan. They look at the positives for England, including Danni Wyatt's fine innings on Sunday at Headingley. They also look at where England need to improve, including whether more is needed from the side's younger players, ahead the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh. We also hear from Wyatt and captain Heather Knight.

  • No Balls: The Cricket Podcast - Kate's been team-building, Alex has been buying golf clubs

    03/05/2024 Duración: 36min

    After time away in the Lake District with her England teammates, Kate Cross tells Alex Hartley all about a fun - and tough - few days. Plus, plenty of emails to get through!

  • No Balls: The Cricket Podcast - Thunder teammate Olivia Thomas on autism, friendship and the power of cricket

    26/04/2024 Duración: 39min

    With April being Autism Awareness Month, Kate Cross and Alex Hartley are joined by Thunder teammate Olivia Thomas to learn about her experiences of living with autism and ADHD.

  • The IPL - Rajasthan still rampant, RCB continue to struggle

    23/04/2024 Duración: 25min

    Why can't RCB find form despite the heroics of Virat Kohli? And can Rajasthan Royals continue their brilliant season? Nikesh Rughani and Abhishek Jhunjhunwala discuss it all.

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