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On The Cricket Pod, we at The National seek to shine a spotlight on the gentleman’s game, bringing to you the latest news, views, reviews and interviews from our studios in Abu Dhabi. The United Arab Emirates is gearing up for a very busy cricket season as it prepares to stage four Twenty20 tourname… read more

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36: Can Pakistan win the Cricket World Cup?

May 20th, 2019

30:38

This week on The Cricket Pod, writer and presenter Zainab Abbas talks to Paul Radley and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil about Pakistan's chances at the …

35: Lasith Malinga's IPL heroics prove age is just a number

May 14th, 2019

27:26

This week on The Cricket Pod: Paul Radley and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil talk to Jon Turner about the cracking Indian Premier League final which Mumbai …

34: Sandeep Lamichhane and Co missing World Cup bad for game

May 7th, 2019

34:07

This week on The Cricket Pod: has the ICC missed a trick by limiting the 2019 World Cup to just 10 teams?

Sports Editor Graham Caygill has a …

33: England make right call to drop troubled Alex Hales

April 30th, 2019

29:56

This week on The Cricket Pod: was the England and Wales Cricket Board spot-on with its decision to drop opener Alex Hales from the World Cup squad?

32: Why England should pick Jofra Archer for World Cup

April 23rd, 2019

27:50

This week on The Cricket Pod, co-hosts Paul Radley and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil discuss the glaring omissions from the some of the squads picked to play …

31: Rishabh Pant exclusion from India's World Cup squad puzzling

April 16th, 2019

29:35

This week on The Cricket Pod, co-hosts Paul Radley and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil discuss the composition of India's Cricket World Cup squad.

Was Rishabh …

30: Is IPL hero Andre Russell 'Universe Boss 2.0'?

April 9th, 2019

25:05

This week on The Cricket Pod, Bangalore-based sports writer Kritika Naidu shares her thoughts on the ongoing Indian Premier League Twenty20 competition.

Are comparisons between Andre Russell Chris Gayle justified, …

29: The good, the bad and the ugly of the UAE season

April 2nd, 2019

33:18

This week on The Cricket Pod, co-hosts Paul Radley and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil discuss the highlights of the busiest season in UAE cricket history.

28: Age just a number in IPL; T10 unearths young star

March 25th, 2019

22:27

This week on The Cricket Pod, co-hosts Paul Radley and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil talk about the Indian Premier League opener on Saturday.

What to make …

27: T10 League relocates to Abu Dhabi this Diwali

March 19th, 2019

27:30

This week on The Cricket Pod, co-hosts Paul Radley and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil discuss the highlights of Season 4 of the Pakistan Super League.

How …

26: Pakistan should beware of Aaron Finch's Australia after India tour

March 12th, 2019

31:59

This week on The Cricket Pod, co-hosts Paul Radley and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil talk about the India-Australia one-day international series currently …

25: PSL wraps up its UAE stay; Chris Gayle impresses against England

March 6th, 2019

24:49

As the Pakistan Super League gets set to head to Karachi, The Cricket Pod's Jon Turner,Graham Caygill and Paul Radley talk about the impact of the …

24: PSL last-ball six revives memories of Javed Miandad's knock; plus Germany's Daniel Weston on the European Cricket League

February 26th, 2019

27:14

This week on The Cricket Pod, Paul Radley and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil talk about the week that was in the Pakistan Super League Twenty20 competition, …

23: Pakistan Super League sets stage for rising stars like Haris Rauf, plus Sri Lanka has reason to celebrate

February 17th, 2019

26:14

This week on The Cricket Pod, co-hosts Paul Radley and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil talk about the week that was in the Pakistan Super League Twenty20 …

22: Nepal's Sandeep Lamichhane excites Aaqib Javed ahead of PSL 2019

February 12th, 2019

25:45

This week on The Cricket Pod, co-hosts Paul Radley and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil preview the Pakistan Super League Twenty20 competition, which gets under …

21: Nepal determined to match Afghanistan's progress

February 4th, 2019

31:53

This week on The Cricket Pod, co-hosts Paul Radley and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil discuss Nepal's 2-1 Twenty20 international series win against the UAE in …

20: Paras Khadka's young Nepal side on path to exciting future

January 30th, 2019

32:04

This week on The Cricket Pod, co-hosts Paul Radley and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil discuss Nepal's 2-1 one-day international series win against the UAE in …

19: UAE v Nepal ODI preview, plus Alastair Cook on his new role

January 22nd, 2019

39:04

This week, American cricket journalist Peter Della Penna talks to The Cricket Pod co-hosts Paul Radley and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil about the upcoming …

18: South Africa's youth give them hope

January 15th, 2019

36:35

This week, cricket journalist Tristan Holme talks to The Cricket Pod's co-hosts Paul Radley and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil about the state of South …

17: India's pace attack among the best after Australia series

January 7th, 2019

27:23

In this episode of The Cricket Pod, sports journalist Kritika Naidu talks to co-hosts Paul Radley and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil about India's first ever …

16: 2019 cricket preview: We want more sport and less scandal

January 1st, 2019

35:35

In this episode of The Cricket Pod, sports editor Graham Caygill, and co-hosts Paul Radley and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil, have a spirited conversation on …

15: Everest Premier League booming in Nepal, and Kohli beaten in Perth

December 18th, 2018

28:44

Is Nathan Lyon the best spin bowler in the world? Was Virat Kohli's hundred in the second Australia-India Test at Perth his best? And just how good …

14: Can Sarfraz Ahmed handle Test captaincy?

December 11th, 2018

30:01

We assess where Pakistan’s Test side go next after the loss to New Zealand, and India’s opening Test win in Australia.

Virat Kohli might have missed out, but India still had enough to make a winning start to their …

13: Virat Kohli needs Australia to get in his face

December 4th, 2018

26:39

After wrapping up the action that was the T10 League, hosts Paul Radley and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil discuss what India need to do to win in Australia, …

12: T10 League proves it has a place in game's calendar

November 27th, 2018

20:37

In the latest edition of The Cricket Pod, hosts Chitrabhanu Kadalayil and Paul Radley talk about the first week that was at the ongoing T10 League in …

11: T10 League a one-of-a-kind cricket tournament

November 20th, 2018

37:24

It will be a bittersweet week for cricket fans in the UAE. Amid the disappointment following the cancellation of next month's UAE T20x, enthusiasts …

10: Chirag Suri on a changing cricket landscape, IPL and more

November 13th, 2018

31:54

Chirag Suri made history in 2017 when he became the first UAE player to be selected to the Indian Premier League. And his career has only taken off since, as he's currently busy with domestic and national team duties, …

9: Is franchise-based cricket a real test of fan loyalty?

November 5th, 2018

33:25

The winds of change are whistling through cricket with gathering pace, with the mushrooming of franchise, Twenty20 leagues altering the sport’s landscape across the world.

Will the future see a global grand tour of …

8: 'UAE busiest place for international cricket'

October 29th, 2018

27:34

We talk to Will Kitchen, performance director at the Emirates Cricket Board, about the growth of the game in the country and what to expect in the near future.

We have an extensive interview with Will Kitchen, general …

7: Mohammed Abbas 'very different from other Pakistan fast bowlers'

October 22nd, 2018

30:11

Just how good is Mohammed Abbas? Can he continue to build on his incredible bowling performances in the UAE, or will he go the same way so many Pakistan pacemen have before him?

Also, will Fakhar Zaman keep defying …

6: Pakistan v Australia, plus the state of Abu Dhabi cricket

October 15th, 2018

37:03

After a thrilling fist Test ended in a draw last week in Dubai, Pakistan and Australia meet this week in Abu Dhabi for a second Test with the trophy on the line. We discuss the challenges facing both sides in this …

5: How Abu Dhabi T20 and Afghanistan Premier League can grow

October 8th, 2018

25:55

It was a ridiculously busy week for UAE cricket fans, with two Twenty20 tournaments and the first Pakistan-Australia Test match getting under way, …

4: India are Asia Cup champions, but Ravindra Jadeja might have won even more

October 1st, 2018

31:54

Who were the biggest winners and losers in the just-concluded Asia Cup?  India won the title, but there were plenty of positives for Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Hong Kong to take home. And did Ravindra Jadeja do enough …

3: Is Rohit Sharma one of the greatest ODI batsmen of all time?

September 25th, 2018

31:01

Just how great is Rohit Sharma?

Surely, the only player to have scored three double-centuries in one-day international cricket will command a spot in the greatest ODI XI of all time. Or is it too soon to say?

In this …

2: India-Pakistan rivalry renewed in Dubai

September 17th, 2018

27:06

The eyes of the cricket world will be on Dubai this week as India and Pakistan clash in the Asia Cup on Wednesday. Which side has the edge? Will Pakistan feel more at home in the UAE than India do?

Hosts Chitrabhanu …

1: Asia Cup preview with UAE bowler Ahmed Raza and Hong Kong captain Anshuman Rath

September 10th, 2018

28:50

With our brand-new podcast, The Cricket Pod, we at The National seek to shine a spotlight on the "gentleman’s game" every week, bringing to you the latest news, views, reviews and interviews from our studios in Abu …

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