Tuesday, December 31, 2019

New Year's resolutions w/ Nathan Lyon

Australia's greatest Test off-spinner Nathan Lyon joins cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris to preview the third Domain Test at the SCG, talk New Year's resolutions and break down the wicket of Henry Nicholls at the MCG

Monday, December 23, 2019

Lyon previews the Boxing Day Test


On this episode of the Unplayable Podcast, cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris is joined by Australia's greatest ever Test off-spinner Nathan Lyon to preview the Boxing Day Test, provide a masterclass in spin bowling, reveal a new nickname for one of Australia's in-form batters and hand out a few select Christmas gifts. The Unplayable Podcast is brought to you by Mastercard. 

Monday, December 16, 2019

Blockbuster BBL|09 preview

Former Australia and Perth Scorchers fast bowler Mitchell Johnson and cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris preview the upcoming KFC Big Bash League season, go through every team, highlight the players to watch, pick their finalists and run the rule over BBL Fantasy steals. The Unplayable Podcast is brought to you by Mastercard. 

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Aussies smash NZ w/ Marnus & Mitch

On this episode cricket.com.au journalists Sam Ferris and Andrew Ramsey wrap up the first Domain Test in Perth where Australia crushed new Zealand by 296 runs. You'll hear from run machine Marnus Labuschagne and player of the match Mitch Starc. The Unplayable Podcast brought to you by Mastercard.

Monday, December 9, 2019

'He's the future Australian captain'

On this week's episode Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon joins cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris to preview the first Domain Test between Australia and New Zealand in Perth, talk pitches, the biggest nuffies in the playing group and who might well be the next Aussie Test captain. The Unplayable Podcast is brought to you by Mastercard.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Aussies name Test squad after emphatic series win


On this week's episode cricket.com.au journalists Sam Ferris and Louis Cameron wrap up the second Domain Test from Adelaide, hear from the GOAT Nathan Lyon, discuss Australia's Test squad for the New Zealand series and chat with Australia women's team head coach Matthew Mott about the Rebel WBBL finals. Sam and Louis also pick their 2023 Aussie Ashes squad, look at the World Test Championship and recap the first half of the Marsh Sheffield Shield. The Unplayable Podcast is proudly brought to you by Mastercard.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Aussies pummel Pakistan, pink ball Test preview

On this week's episode Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon and cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris review Australia's innings-and-five-run win over Pakistan in the first Domain Test at the Gabba before looking ahead to the second Test in Adelaide. The Unplayable Podcast is brought to you by Mastercard.

Monday, November 18, 2019

First #AUSvPAK Test preview w/ the GOAT

On this week's episode cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris previews the first domain Test from the Gabba with off-spinner Nathan Lyon and talks to Sydney Sixers allrounder Erin Burns about the Rebel WBBL, a bizarre injury and the upcoming finals. The Unplayable Podcast is brought to you by Mastercard.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Adam Gilchrist: 20-year Test anniversary special

Twenty years ago this month Adam Gilchrist made his Test debut and changed the five-day game forever. On this special episode, Gilchrist sits down to discuss his magic Test career, the highs and lows, best innings, hypotheticals, fears, fun and of course, facing Flintoff. The Unplayable Podcast is proudly brought to you by Mastercard.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Lyon's take on first Test selection

Australia's greatest off-spinner of all time Nathan Lyon joins cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris to recap Australia's crushing Gillette T20I Series win over Pakistan, preview the pivotal Marsh Sheffield Shield round and Australia A game in Perth, and look ahead to the first Domain Test against Pakistan in Brisbane. The Unplayable Podcast is proudly brought to you by Mastercard. 

Monday, November 4, 2019

Richardson, Zampa takedown a teammate

The Unplayable Podcast returns with Australian T20 duo Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa who pick their MasterCard Moments, discuss the Gillette T20I Series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, talk T20 tactics, share their support for Glenn Maxwell, reveal new squad member Alan Carey, float possible new hairstyles and do their best to name their teammates.

Monday, September 23, 2019

More Warne: King of Spin bonus episode

Following the special episode celebrating Shane Warne's 50th birthday, listen to all the extra bits that did not make the final cut. Hear from Warne, Ponting, McGrath, Healy, Hussey and Hussain, with a special feature on SKW's 700th Test wicket to finish the episode. The Unplayable Podcast is proudly brought to you by MasterCard.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Aussies retain Ashes but questions loom

Join cricket.com.au journalists Sam Ferris and Andrew Ramsey to recap the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval and wrap up the entire Ashes.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The King turns 50! Shane Warne birthday special

On this special episode we celebrate the 50th birthday of the one and only Shane Warne. Sit back and hear some classic stories and insights about the King of Spin from Glenn McGrath, Mike Atherton, Mike Hussey, Ian Healy, Nasser Hussain and Ricky Ponting, before we finish with the man himself, Shane Keith Warne. Proudly brought to you by MasterCard.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Aussies retain Ashes, Smith explains THAT shot

Australia will return home with the Ashes following a 185-run win at Old Trafford and another Steve Smith masterclass. Join cricket.com.au reporters Sam Ferris, Andrew Ramsey and Callum Kanoniuk to review the fourth Test and preview the fifth Test at The Oval, plus Smith explains his outrageous shot in Manchester.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Fourth Ashes Test preview w/ Peter Siddle

Australia fast bowler Peter Siddle joins cricket.com.au journalists Sam Ferris and Andrew Ramsey to preview the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford, discuss his future, the impact of Steve Waugh and Jimmy Anderson's injury, plus take part in a special Ashes quiz and to cap it all off there's a cameo from Nathan Lyon!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Special episode w/ Ricky Ponting

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting joins cricket.com.au journalists Sam Ferris and Andrew Ramsey to talk all things Ashes, Ben Stokes, 2005, Nathan Lyon, team selection, DRS and play a game of Play It or Leave It

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Stokes leads England to unbelievable Ashes win

England allrounder Ben Stokes plays one of the greatest Test match innings off all time to guide England to an epic one-wicket win tp square the Ashes. Cricket.com.au journalists Sam Ferris and Andrew Ramsey recap the dramatic day.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Steve Waugh recaps epic Ashes Lord's Test

Former Australia captain Steve Waugh joins cricket.com.au journalists Sam Ferris and Andrew Ramsey to recap the second Ashes Test at Lord's where Australia and England played out a thrilling draw, Steve Smith was subbed out and Jofra Archer announced himself to Test cricket. All that and more on The Unplayable Podcast, brought to you by Mastercard.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Johnson's big call for Lord's Ashes Test

Former Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson joins cricket.com.au journalists Sam Ferris and Andrew Ramsey to preview the second Ashes Test at Lord's, stroll down memory lane and play Play It or Leave It

Monday, August 5, 2019

Super Smith leads incredible Aussie comeback

Cricket.com.au journalists Sam Ferris and Andrew Ramsey recap Australia's stunning 251-run win at Edgbaston

Monday, July 29, 2019

The Ashes preview w/ Brad Haddin


Former Australia wicketkeeper and current Aussie fielding coach Brad Haddin joins cricket.com.au journalists Sam Ferris and Andrew Ramsey to preview the Ashes, talk Steve Waugh, James Pattinson, the ballet and finish with a special edition of Play It or Leave It.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Emergency ep as Aussies name Ashes squad

Australia's Ashes squad has been named and here to break down the squad, the ins, outs, surprises, shocks and unlucky players are cricket.com.au journalists Sam Ferris and Andrew Ramsey

Monday, July 22, 2019

Lyon roars, Rambo returns and Aussies retain Ashes

On this week's episode, cricket.com.au journalists Sam Ferris and Andrew Ramsey are joined by Australia's greatest ever off-spinner Nathan Lyon to preview the all-Australian clash in Southampton before cricket.com.au's women's editor Laura Jolly chats to Aussie women's spinner Sophie Molineux after the Australian women's team wrapped up the Ashes in Taunton.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Aussies rocked as World Cup final set

The 2019 Cricket World Cup finalists are set with England to face New Zealand at Lord's on Sunday. On today's episode we're going to cover off both semi-finals and preview the big one with former Australia batsman Adam Voges, who will also take us inside the  Australia A tour. We finish the show with a chat with cricket.com.au women's editor Laura Jolly who brings us up to speed on the Women's Ashes.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Wade, Handscomb recap a huge week of cricket

On this week's episode cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris talks all things World Cup and Australia A's tour of England with in-form batsmen Peter Handscomb and Matt Wade, hear from Australia allrounder Delissa Kimmince ahead of the women's Ashes and test the gents on how well they know each other plus a little something special.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Hazlewood, Abbott on World Cup, Aus A and the new Bevo

On this week's episode cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris is joined by a couple of Blues brothers, Australia A fast bowlers Josh Hazlewood and Sean Abbott to preview Australia's World Cup blockbuster against England, recap the first week of the Australia A tour, categorise their teammates and see how well the two quicks know each other

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

World Cup, Aus A + the QUIZ w/ Travis Head

Australia A captain Travis Head joins cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris in Northampton to recap the World Cup action, preview Australia's clash with Bangladesh, chat about the upcoming 'A' tour and try his luck at a cricket quiz ... of sorts.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Ryno reviews World Cup week two


On this week's episode cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris chats to former Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris about the World Cup and the upcoming Australia A tour, and we also hear a World Cup moment from legendary Aussie speedster Brett Lee.

Monday, June 3, 2019

World Cup, Women's Ashes and NBA counterparts

On this week's episode cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris chats to New South Wales pair Ashleigh Gardner and Kurtis Patterson as they prepare for their massive upcoming tours of England, discusses Australia's World Cup campaign with KP and finishes by giving some of cricket's biggest names their NBA counterparts. We also hear from Mark Waugh who takes us back to that dramatic 1999 World Cup semi-final tie with South Africa.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

World Cup preview w/ James Faulkner

The 2019 Cricket World Cup is just days away so on this week's episode we preview the tournament, the Australian side and all 10 teams with the 2015 World Cup final player of the match James Faulkner. We'll also hear from the great Allan Border who talks about the 1987 World Cup win and finish with a story from Andrew Symonds about the one and only Brad Hogg.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Australia name World Cup, Aus A squads

Australia's selectors announced the 15-man World Cup squad, two Australia A squads and the 2019-20 CA contract list. Hear from Chairman of Selectors Trevor Hohns and ODI captain Aaron Finch on the big omissions and make-up of the squad.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Australia World Cup squad preview

With just days left until Australia's selectors unveil their 15-man World Cup squad, cricket.com.au reporters Sam Ferris and Louis Cameron have a crack at picking it before senior writer Andrew Ramsey takes you back 20 years to the unforgettable 1999 World Cup in England

Monday, March 25, 2019

Hazlewood sums up World Cup chances

Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood joins cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris to review Australia's brilliant start to the ODI series in the UAE, preview the JLT Sheffield Shield final between Victoria and NSW, talk World Cup and Ashes, perform another Ad Read and play Play It or Leave It

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Delhi Decider w/ Stoinis & Zampa

Australia's Marcus Stoinis and Adam Zampa join cricket.com.au reporter Sam Ferris to re-live the visitors' epic win in Mohali and preview the series finale in Delhi. They then reel off the nicknames of each player in the squad, perform another live Ad Read and finish the show by handing out The Unplayable Podcast's official Qantas Tour of India Awards.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Stoinis, Zampa recap ODI thriller

On this week's episode, cricket.com.au reporter Sam Ferris is joined by Australia pair Marcus Stoinis and Adam Zampa to recap the thriller in Nagpur, pick Zampa's wedding party in Best Match Cricket, perform another Ad Read, see how well the two teammates know each other and hear from cricket.com.au journalist Laura Jolly and Australia Women's Captain Meg Lanning

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

'He's Pat Cummins, nothing happens by accident'

On this week's episode, cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris is joined by Australia fast bowler Kane Richardson, who takes you inside the Aussie camp for the thrilling win first T20I in Vizag before previewing the second match in Bengaluru, discussing some net etiquette, performing another Ad Read, catching up on #PickTheKit and revealing a text message from Virat Kohli.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

'We don't have to do a nude lap!'

On this week's episode cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris and Australia fast bowler Kane Richardson discuss the unbelievable BBL|08 final, look ahead to Australia's limited-overs tour of India and hear from cricket.com.au's Laura Jolly and Aussie allrounder Jess Jonassen who preview the upcoming Rose Bowl series between Australia and New Zealand.



Monday, February 11, 2019

Cummins, Healy win big, Dizzy's Ashes bolter

On this week's episode we wrap up the Australian Cricket Awards and hear from Allan Border Medallist Pat Cummins, plus cricket.com.au's Sam Ferris previews the upcoming KFC BBL finals with Adelaide Strikers coach Jason Gillespie.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Aussie sweep series, Ashes squad prediction


Australia wrapped up the Domain Test Series against Sri Lanka with a comprehensive win in Canberra. Reviewing all the action are cricket.com.au journalists Sam Ferris and Andrew Ramsey, who also put their selectors caps on and take a stab at Australia's Ashes squad six months out from the first Test

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

2nd #AUSvSL Test preview

Ahead of the second Domain Test between Australia and Sri Lanka in Canberra, cricket.com.au journalists Sam Ferris and Andrew Ramsey preview all the action before 2020 T20 World Cup chief Nick Hockley chats about the big fixture announcement in Sydney

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

WBBL final preview w/ Lisa Sthalekar

Ahead of the rebel Women's Big Bash League final between Sydney Sixers and Brisbane Heat, cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris and former Australia captain Lisa Sthalekar preview the season finale.


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Monday, January 14, 2019

WBBL semi-finals preview w/ Healy & Haynes

Ahead of this Saturday's blockbuster Rebel WBBL semi-finals day at Drummoyne Oval, cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris chats with Sydney Sixers ace Alyssa Healy and Sydney Thunder star Rachael Haynes to preview all the action.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Aussies name Test bolter, Maxwell chats Ashes hopes

On this week's episode, cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris chats to Australia allrounder Glenn Maxwell about the shock Test squad to face Sri Lanka, his World Cup and Ashes ambitions and his message from the selectors