Reflections on a blockbuster summer of cricket in which England won the World Cup and Australia retained the Ashes.
Should Steve Smith return to the Australia captaincy next year? Can England's next coach plug the holes in their batting order?
As Cricket Australia's chief executive reveals plans for more lucrative matches with India, where would that leave the sport's poorer nations?
Plus, an insider's guide to the workings of Spidercam.
Photo: Steve Smith and Ben Stokes
The return of the urn
Alison Mitchell, Jim Maxwell and Sunil Gupta discuss Australia retaining the Ashes, Afghanistan's historic test match win over Bangladesh and the latest on the future of MS Dhoni.
The team also hear from Australia bowling coach Troy Cooley on his side's blistering pace attack which has been so effective throughout the series.
Photo: Australia celebrate retaining the Ashes at Old Trafford (Image: Getty Images)
Steve Smith: Eccentric but exceptional
On this week’s episode, Alison Mitchell is joined by Sunil Gupta and Jim Maxwell to look at how the Ashes series is panning out.
As Steve Smith resumes his domination of the Ashes series, we’ll ask an England fast bowler if he can spot a single weakness in Australia’s batting superstar.
Plus, record-breakers of a different kind. The English village team that braved scorching heat and monsoon-like rain to play non-stop cricket for seven days!
Photo: Australia batsman Steve Smith celebrates after reaching his double century as Joe Root applauds during day two of the 4th Ashes Test. (Getty Images)
The miracle of Headingley (2019)
Alison Mitchell, Jim Maxwell and Charu Sharma discuss arguably one of the greatest days in Test match history.
We hear from England bowler Chris Woakes who tells us what it was like in the dressing room when Ben Stokes hit the winning runs and their celebratory trip to Mcdonalds afterwards.
Former England Captain David Gower compares the emotion of watching the match as a commentator to when he played in a similar Test Match in 1981 at Headingley.
Finally we look at where it went wrong for Australia and what we can expect for the rest of the Ashes series going forward.
Photo:Ben Stokes celebrates hitting the winning runs to win the 3rd Specsavers Ashes Test match. (Getty Images)
Archer, Biscay and Concussion
With Australia’s leading batsman Steve Smith missing the third Ashes Test because of a concussion we look at what can be done to make the sport safer and ask what cricket can learn from rugby union with the help of Dr Barry O’Driscoll, former medical adviser to the International Rugby Board.
Alison Mitchell and Jim Maxwell are at Headingley where Jofra Archer starred on the opening day with the ball in hand. Charu Sharma reacts to Ravi Shastri keeping his position as India head coach and Ravi Shastri’s omission from India’s team for the first Test against West Indies.
Photo: Jofra Archer celebrating his six wicket haul on day one (Getty Images)