The Leading Edge Cricket Podcast

The Leading Edge Cricket Podcast

Join Rob & Rich on ‘The Leading Edge’ cricket podcast talking all things cricket from every corner of our wonderful cricketing world. We’ll be getting stuck into the big stories from all around the world as we discuss as much test cricket as we can along with ODI and T20I as well as the many exciting T20 competitions from Vitality Blast to the PSL, to the Kiwi Super Smash to the Big Bash and, of course, everyone’s favourite, the IPL. Previews, reviews, gossip, signings, predictions (good and bad!), insight, interviews and opinions… join us for all the cricket chat. To find out more about ‘The Leading Edge’ and to read all of our latest articles, visit us at www.leadingedgecricket.com

Episodes

September 29, 2022 62 min
The Andrew Strauss report is OUT and today Rob and Rich break it down and give their thoughts on each of the sections.

We review the first 5 T20I's between Pakistan v England as well as talk all about the world of County Cricket.

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Pakistan v England T20 Series Preview

For the first time since an ODI series all the way back in 2004 England are returning to Pakistan for a 7 match T20I series.

Today Rich and Rob breakdown the squad, the key talking points surrounding the return of Alex Hales as well as touch on the Royal London Cup final!

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September 15, 2022 58 min
GRADING EVERY ENGLISH PLAYER THIS SUMMER (2022)

Today on The Leading Edge Cricket Podcast we grade every player who played Test cricket for England this summer!!

As well as look back at a superb 3rd test victory over South Africa.

Johnny Bairstow has broken his leg and is out of the England T20 World Cup in Australia later this year as well as the upcoming 3rd test between England and South Africa.

Today we preview the third test where...
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Johnny Bairstow has broken his leg and is out of the England T20 World Cup in Australia later this year as well as the upcoming 3rd test between England and South Africa.

Today we preview the third test where Harry Brook will make his test match debut. Analyze the England T20 World Cup squad, the t20 squad for Pakistan as well as give our thoughts on the 100,

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England v South Africa 2ndTest Review as we recap all that went down in the test match between the countries. England bounced back from the first test with an outstanding performance to beat South Africa by an innings.

Ben Stokes scored his 2nd test match century with the team in trouble and put 180 with Ben Foakes.

Ollie Robinson "The Gym Rat" was outstanding with ball after coming in for Matty Potts and Jimmy and Broady did...
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England v South Africa 1st Test Review as we recap all that went down in the test match between the countries. England suffered their first loss of the "BAZBALL" era and did so in emphatic style with South Africa looking much the better team

It's the first podcast in a long time with Rob back from hospital and Rich fresh off scoring 50 and taking 5 wickets.

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County Championship & Vitality T20 Blast (as well as the introduction of our new ‘Quick Singles’ segment 😅)

Rich is flying solo again today as he digs into the latest round of County Championship action with an eye on potential England test players that saw a 1st 100 for England’s Sam Curran as well as a 100 for Dom Sibley and Chris Dent.

The Vitality T20 Blast has reached the 1/4 finals after an epic group stage that sa...
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England v India 5th Test review

A Rob-less Rich runs through the record breaking 5th test win for England over India at Edgbaston where we saw England chase down an incredible 348 for their 4th victory on the bounce.

Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root were both there at the end to get England across the line with magnificent 100s against the Jasprit Bumrah led Indians. What next for the Virat Kohli? Is it time he had a break from Test cric...
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Welcome to The Leading Edge Cricket Podcast today we review England v New Zealand 3rd Test at Trent Bridge and what a test it has been.

England were reduced to 55/6 by the Blackcaps in the first innings before Jonny Bairstow struck 162 supported beautifully on debut by Jamie Overton who made 97. The pair shared a record 200+ 8th wicket stand for England.

England ended up chasing down over 250 for the 3rd test running as they have...
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Welcome to the English County Championship 2022 round 8 review on the Leading Edge Cricket Podcast. Today we review all 8 County cricket matches from round 7, the highs, the lows, the winner, the losers as well as the star performers.

Ben Compton scored more runs as Kent earnt their first victory of the season.
Luke Well played a career defining 175* to lead Lancashire to victory over Warwickshire.
Nottingham continue to lead divisi...
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Welcome to the England Cricket Podcast where today we preview the upcoming ODI series between England and the Netherlands.

3 ODI's kick off on Friday in Amsterdam and Rich is making the trip to soak in the culture and the cricket.

England have a 14 man squad and will be looking to build nicely to next years World Cup without some key players due to test duties Matthew Mott will also take charge of his first game as England coach.

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Welcome to The Leading Edge Cricket Podcast today we review England v New Zealand 2nd Test at Trent Bridge and what a test it has been.

Jonny Bairstow has given us one of the greatest innings we have seen. England managed to chase down 300 with 21 overs to spare as Bairstow went
to 100 from 79 balls, the second fastest for an England player ever. Ben Stokes was there at the end 75*.

The Blackcaps scored 553 in the first innings thanks...
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England V New Zealand 1st test review as England got the new red ball era under Brendon McCullum & Ben Stokes underway with a win.

Both England and New Zealand got rolled in the first innings with Jimmy Anderson staring with the ball - he was superbly supported by debutant Matty Potts.

Daryl Mitchell hit a century as well as 96 from Tom Blundell as they set England 277 to win.

Joe Root topped 10000 test runs and scored his 26th ce...
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Today on the England Cricket Podcast we breakdown the the top 8 Spinners for this England Cricket team. Will it be Jack Leach or Matt Parkinson bowling for England this summer?

Jack Leach has performed well in periods for England but has a liited ceiling, Matt Parkinson offers you a genuine wicket taking threat and has the best strike rate of any bowler on this list.

Who are the top 8 in the country for England playing in the County ...
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Welcome to the English County Championship 2022 round 7 review on the Leading Edge Cricket Podcast. Today we review all 7 County cricket matches from round 7, the highs, the lows, the winner, the losers as well as the star performers.

Ben Compton finished the 1st 7 rounds of action as the leading run scorer in the country closely followed by new England player Harry Brook.

Ben Stokes found some form with the ball taking 4 wickets.

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England have announced their test squad to face New Zealand this summer with our "red ball reset" in full operation.

A conservative approach has been taken with many of the regulars keeping their place in the team that has only won 1 in it's last 17 games. Ollie Pope will move to 3 and Jonny Bairstow will bat at 5.

The 13-man squad was selected by Key, McCullum, Stokes, Mo Bobat (Performance Director), James Taylor (Head ...
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Today on the England Cricket Podcast we breakdown the the top 10 allrounder for this England Cricket team after Ben Stokes.

Ben Stokes is a generational talent for this England Cricket Team and we have been very lucky over the years with the likes of Andrew Flintoff, Ian Botham and now Ben Stokes.

What would happen if he got injured in the series or before the series against New Zealand? Today we answer that question by ranking the ...
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Welcome to the English County Championship 2022 round 5 review on the Leading Edge Cricket Podcast. Today we review all 8 County cricket matches from round 5, the highs, the lows, the winner, the losers as well as the star performers.

Matty Potts is the leading light in county cricket this year with 35 wickets and after 11 wickets this week should surely get a call up for England when the squad is announced this week.

Ben Stokes &am...
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Brendon McCullum has been announced as the NEW England Cricket red ball Head Coach today. Rich and Rob analyze the hiring on this version of #englandwatch the England cricket podcast.

This is a "bold" move by Rob Key who 2 weeks ago assigned Ben Stokes into the captaincy role. Stokes and Brendon McCullum feel like a perfect match with both of them being leaders by example, positive in all facets of cricket and have the abili...
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Today on the England Cricket Podcast we breakdown the the top 10 wicketkeeper for this England Cricket team.

Foakes, Bairstow, Butler, Pope and others have all had the gloves in the past few years but who are the best keepers in the country and who should be taken into consideration? The landscape has changed slightly with the news that Ben Stokes will bat at 6 for England and Joe Root will bat at 4. Will the Wicketkeeper this summe...
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