Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Usman Khawaja wraps up the remarkable 2020-21 season

Sheffield Shield-winning Queensland captain Usman Khawaja joins cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris on the series finale of The Unplayable Podcast to discuss the Bulls' triumph over the Blues in the Marsh Sheffield Shield final (0:55), turning into Captain Grumpy this season (09:30), Queensland's Shield victory celebrations (14:17), dealing with the challenges this summer (17:30), the bonus-points system and new Kookaburra balls (20:23), possible innovations (33:36), his future in Aussie colours (39:44) and his thoughts on The Test and teammate Marnus Labuschagne (42:55).  

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Mitch Starc, Alyssa Healy, Streaking and the Shield final

In the penultimate Unplayable Podcast episode of the season, cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris is joined by hard-hitting wicketkeeper-batter Alyssa Healy to talk about the Australian Women's Cricket Team's incredible ODI winning streak (01:04) and pace ace Mitch Starc to discuss the upcoming Marsh Sheffield Shield final between the Blues and the Bulls (28:14).

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Enormous IPL 2021 preview with Pat Cummins

Australia vice-captain and Kolkata Knight Riders quick Pat Cummins joins cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris to preview the upcoming Indian Premier League season by going through each club in alphabetical order and naming a danger man and player to watch (4:15) before finishing off with a look ahead to the upcoming finals in the Marsh One-Day Cup and Marsh Sheffield Shield (29:00). 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

I've got two eyes on the Ashes: Nathan Lyon

Cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris is joined by Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon on this week's episode of The Unplayable Podcast to discuss playing his first full Marsh Sheffield season with NSW (1:12), getting overlooked in all the captaincy talk (9:15), reflecting on the Test series against India (16:15), who he is backing in the ICC World Test Championship final (25:24) and how he has two eyes on the Ashes already (27:41).

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Way-too-soon look at the Ashes with Michael Di Venuto

Former Australia opener, Tasmania legend and successful coach Michael Di Venuto chats to cricket.com.au reporter Sam Ferris about his coaching/lurking role with Tasmania (01:55), coaching England powerhouse County Surrey and the state of first-class cricket in England and Australia (4:51), the impressive talent in Australia (16:03), working with Steve Smith (19:11), England's chances in the Ashes and their bowling rotation policy (21:33) and Diva's coaching aspirations (26:47). 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Riley Meredith on bowling rapid, IPL riches and saving the season

This week cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris has an in-depth chat with Australia, Tasmania and Hurricanes fast bowler Riley Meredith, starting with his junior days (01:00),  early days with Tasmania (05:41), professional debuts (09:00), his first taste of the KFC BBL (17:00), his glorious moustache and compliments from Shane Warne (22:50), his international debut in NZ (27:35), WWED (34:50) and saving the domestic season (38:20)

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

NZ tour review + Sheffield Shield wrap

On this week's episode, cricket.com.au journalists Sam Ferris and Louis Cameron review Australia's men's T20 tour of New Zealand and look ahead to this year's T20 World Cup in India (00:52) before discussing the latest round of the Marsh Sheffield Shield and some of the standout performers (27:00).