Switch Hit Podcast
Pride before a Galle?: 1/12/21
Alan is joined by George Dobell and Fidel Fernando to preview England's Test chances in Sri Lanka.
A tale of two islands: 12/22/20
Ahead of England's trip to Sri Lanka, Alan is joined by Andrew Miller and Fidel Fernando to reflect on a Covid-hit year.
Bubble Trouble: 12/10/20
Bubble Trouble Alan, Miller and Firdose talk Covid testing, biosecurity protocols and England's T20I series sweep in South Africa.
Gesture politics: Why cricket needs to keep talking about race: 11/24/20
Firdose Moonda and George Dobell join Alan Gardner to discuss England in South Africa and the hosts' decision not to take a knee
Tours of duty: 10/22/20
Alan, Miller and George talk England's winter schedule and catch up on what's happening at the IPL.
Blast chance and demolition Derby: 10/2/20
Alan, Miller and Matt get together to discuss Blast Finals Day and a Windies whitewash for England Women.
Big Show's big finish: 9/17/20
Alan, Miller and Gnasher get together to review Australia's tour and the last outing of the summer for England men.
Can Australia burst England's bubble?: 9/3/20
Alan and Miller are joined by Andrew McGlashan down the line from Sydney to preview the Australia white-ball series.
Anderson reigns despite the rain: 8/27/20
The Switch team sit down to discuss James Andersons 600 landmark and preview the T20Is with Pakistan
Casting the game in a bad light?: 8/20/20
Alan is joined by George Dobell and Osman Samiuddin to squeeze some sense out of the soggy second Test in Southampton
Resistible force meets moveable object: 8/11/20
Alan, Butch and Osman try to work out just what happened in the first Test between England and Pakistan
Sore Broad soars into elite club: 7/29/20
Alan Gardner is joined by George Dobell and Mark Butcher to talk Stuart Broads landmark achievement and preview the Ireland ODIs
Cricket's back (and Joe Denly never went away) : 7/6/20
Alan, Miller and Butch convene to preview the first international cricket since March as England take on West Indies behind closed doors
Bio-bubbles and Windies fire: 6/18/20
Alan, George and Nagraj discuss plans for England v West Indies and the return of international cricket
Should cricket have a task force to deal with racism?: 6/12/20
Former West Indies captain Daren Sammy joins Nagraj Gollapudi to discuss alleged racism during his time at Sunrisers Hyderabad.
England in the 90s: Edgbaston and all that: 6/9/20
Alan, Miller and Butch relive the hope of 1997 and the pain of 1998-99 in part two of our Ashes special
England in the 90s: Ashes agony: 6/2/20
In the first of another two-part special, Alan is joined by Miller and Butch to pore over England's feeble efforts to regain the urn
Hales left in isolation?: 5/28/20
Alan is joined by George and Matt to discuss England's planned schedule and the Alex Hales selection dilemma.
Mental Health Awareness Week special: Marcus Trescothick & Chris Paget: 5/19/20
Marcus Trescothick and Chris Paget join Alan Gardner to discuss their own experiences with mental health in cricket.
Hundred headache not going away: 5/5/20
Alan is joined by George Dobell and Mark Butcher to discuss the latest in English crickets attempts to deal with coronavirus.
England in the 90s: Cork good, Trinidad bad: 4/30/20
In part two of our West Indies special, Andrew Miller and Mark Butcher look back on the incident-packed series of 1995 and 1997-98.
England in the 90s: Windies woes: 4/28/20
In part one of a special edition, Andrew Miller and Mark Butcher reflect on Englands enthralling 1990s rivalry with West Indies.
Knight mode: Heather Knight on T20 World Cup, women's cricket and The Hundred: 4/21/20
The England captain joins Alan Gardner and Valkerie Baynes to talk life on lock down and future challenges.
Bonus pod: Harmer on Essex, lockdown & ambition: 4/14/20
Simon Harmer talks about his successful 2019, the future of Kolpak status and a possible South Africa return in this special edition of the pod.
Nostalgia's not what it used to be: 4/9/20
Alan, Miller and Butch discuss the latest lock-down developments and reflect on England's memorable Sri Lanka rivalry.
Lockdown lowdown: 3/31/20
Alan and Butch are joined by special guest Tymal Mills to discuss crickets shutdown, and how players are staying in and staying sane plus, a quiz!
Coronavirus stops play: 3/18/20
After a week of cancellations, the Switch Hit team discuss coronavirus impact on cricket, and attempt to keep spirits high.
Long to rain over us?: 3/3/20
Alan is joined by Miller and Valkerie to discuss England's women at the T20 World Cup and the men touching down in Sri Lanka.
High flying at altitude: 2/17/20
The Switch Hit team discuss England's T20I series win in South Africa and World Cup planning.
Mixed messages and format pile-up: 2/10/20
Alan is joined by Miller and George to discuss England's potential Test squad for Sri Lanka and the white-ball leg in South Africa.
Wood fires England's Test ambition: 1/30/20
Alan is joined in the studio by Miller and Matt, with Butch on the phone to discuss England's success in South Africa.
Hope for the future, or false dawn for England?: 1/22/20
Matt Roller is joined by Mark Butcher and George Dobell as they review Englands hopeful spell in the South Africa Tests.
Stokes spikes SA's Cape escape: 1/9/20
Alan is joined by Miller and Matt in the studio and Butch on the phone from Cape Town to discuss Ben Stokes' latest heroics.
A manifesto you can believe in: 12/12/19
Alan is joined by Mark Butcher and George Dobell for a festive look at Englands Test fortunes.
The late, great Bob Willis: Warm, generous ... terrifying : 12/5/19
Mark Butcher, Andrew Miller and Alan Gardner reflect on cricket's sad loss, and look back on England's tour of New Zealand
Welcome to the new era, same as the old one: 11/28/19
Butch and Matt join Alan in the Switch Hit studio to discuss England's fortunes in New Zealand
Root's Test reboot: 11/19/19
The Switch Hit team take a look at new(ish) England and their chances in the upcoming series against New Zealand
Wham, bam, thank you, Malan: 11/12/19
The Switch Hit team sit down to discuss England's T20I success in New Zealand and look ahead to the Tests.
New kids on the chopping block: 11/7/19
Alan is joined by Mark Butcher and Andrew Miller to discuss England's ongoing T20I series in New Zealand
World Cup finalists get ready to dance again: 10/31/19
Alan is joined in the studio by Mark Butcher, George Dobell and Andrew Miller to preview England's T20I series in New Zealand.
Anyone notice a draft in here?: 10/22/19
Alan is joined in the studio by Mark Butcher, Tim Wigmore and Matt Roller to discuss the Hundred draft and England's New Zealand tour.
Can Ravi Bopara be England's T20 finisher?: 9/22/19
Daniel Norcross and Matt Roller are joined by CricViz's Ben Jones to discuss a crazy Blast Finals Day which saw Essex take home a maiden title
Hello again, Finals Day! : 9/20/19
Matt Roller and Dan Norcross look ahead to the biggest day of the English T20 calendar, and wonder if Moeen Ali can inspire Worcs to another title
Ashes drawn, World Cup tied, cricket wins: 9/16/19
Alan is joined in the studio by Miller and Butch to go over the final Ashes Test and a summer of memorable encounters.
Ashes dashers come unstuck: 9/9/19
Mark Butcher and Andrew Miller join Alan Gardner to discuss the end of Englands 2019 Ashes hopes
Talking T20: Blast QF preview plus farewell, KSL: 9/2/19
Dan Norcross and Matt Roller wonder if Kent's early exit is the biggest choke in T20 history and say an emotional goodbye to the Kia Super League
Stokesing up the Ashes: 8/30/19
Alan Gardner is joined by Mark Butcher and George Dobell to discuss the miracle of Headingley.
How the IPL helped shape Stokes' 135*: 8/26/19
Daniel Norcross and Matt Roller wonder if England's Headingley win would have been possible without T20's influence, as the KSL and the Blast approach crunch time
Awesome Archer fires up Ashes: 8/20/19
The Switch Hit team discuss Steve Smith's concussion, Jofra Archer's performance in the second Ashes Test and look ahead to the third Test at Headingley in Leeds.
Talking T20: Somerset's three musketeers and Ackermann's hidden weapons: 8/14/19
Dan Norcross and Matt Roller recap all the Blast action you may have missed as the race for the quarters heats up.
Switch Hit Podcast: The Redemption of Rainman Smith: 8/6/19
Alan Gardner is joined by Osman Samiuddin, Mark Butcher and Dan Brettig on the phone to discuss the 1st Test of the Ashes.
Lancashire fly high, and KSL gets underway: 8/6/19
Alan Gardner and Matt Roller wax lyrical about Lancashires all-round talents, and Dan Norcross and Henry Moeran preview the new Kia Super League season
Talking T20: Hat-tricks galore, Carey's Geneva jaunt and more: 7/31/19
Dan Norcross and Matt Roller reflect on another riveting week of action in the Blast, as crowds continue to flock in after the World Cup
Root manoeuvres: 7/30/19
Alan and Butch are joined by Switch Hit debutant Matt Roller to discuss the build-up to The Ashes.
Talking T20: Blast basks in World Cup buzz: 7/24/19
Daniel Norcross and Matt Roller run the rule over the early runners in the T20 Blast, plus Harry Gurney joins the pod
Can Ireland crash the after-party?: 7/22/19
Mark Butcher, Alan Gardner and Andrew Miller look ahead to Englands return to Test cricket, with Ireland and The Ashes on the horizon.
Talking T20: The Blast is back!: 7/17/19
Daniel Norcross and Matt Roller return to discuss all things T20 Blast ahead of the start of the tournament. Plus, former Middlesex coach Daniel Vettori joins the pod.
England's World Cup runneth (Super) Over: 7/16/19
The Switch Hit team sit down to discuss an extraordinary World Cup final and why it was the Lord's slope what won it.
How do England NOT win the World Cup? : 5/24/19
Alan Gardiner, Andrew Miller and Osman Samiuddin get together to try and find ways how Eoin Morgan's men cannot lift the World Cup trophy at Lord's on July 14th.
England's freaks wreak havoc again: 5/15/19
The Switch Hit team sit down to look back at another week of outlandish batting from England
Hales storm rocks England: 4/30/19
The Switch Hit team sit down to discuss Alex Hales' World Cup KO, England's injury problems and the visit of Pakistan
Summer is coming: 4/15/19
The Switch Hit team discuss the upcoming England World Cup squad announcement, The Ashes and the start of the County Championship season.
A quick game's a good game: 3/11/19
The Switch Hit team discuss England's emphatic T20I series win and increasing competition for World Cup places
From boom to bust as England go all in: 3/4/19
The Switch Hit team discuss World Cup selection issues and the ups and downs of England's 2-2 draw with West Indies.
St Lucia silver linings and World Cup fever: 2/18/19
The Switch Hit team hands out a new cap before sitting down to discuss the third Test in the Caribbean and England's white-ball focus
Putting the win back in Windies: 2/5/19
The Switch Hit team discuss EnglandÃ¢`â„¢s Groundhog Day batting and another magnificent West Indies performance.
Can bat, can bowl, can of worms: 1/28/19
England's excess of options gets them in an all-round mess as Jason Holder produces the gold for West Indies
Will England be wary of Windies?: 1/21/19
The Switch Hit team preview this week's first Test, and look back on England's only victory in the Caribbean since 1968.
Total cricket or total nonsense? : 12/21/18
Alan Gardner, Mark Butcher and Andrew Miller argue whether total cricket is the future for England, discuss Sam Curran's IPL adventure & review 2018.
Options & Optimism: Root's new era: 11/28/18
Andrew Miller and Mark Butcher join Alan Gardner to look back on England's historic whitewash over Sri Lanka and reflect on the Women's World T20 final.
The sweep scent of victory: 11/21/18
The Switch Hit team get together to discuss England's success in Sri Lanka and the business end of the Women's World T20.
Switch Hit: Can England's allrounders stay afloat in Sri Lanka?: 11/2/18
Join the Switch Hit team as they discuss England's monsoony dodging tour and Australia's cultural review.
Can England maintain their Mo-mentum?: 10/1/18
Andrew McGlashan is joined by Mark Butcher and Andrew Miller to look back on the end of the English season and ahead to the tour of Sri Lanka.
A perfect farewell to summer: 9/12/18
The Switch Hit team looks over an emotional 5 days at The Oval
Chef special: Farewell to Alastair Cook: 9/3/18
The Switch Hit team are joined by a former opening partner to Alastair Cook in Nick Compton, as they say goodbye to an England great.
England's top order Cooked?: 8/23/18
Andrew McGlashan, Mark Butcher and Sambit Bal share their thoughts on India's Test win at Trent Bridge and is Alastair Cook's time up as England's opening batsman?
Is there any way back for India?: 8/14/18
Andrew McGlashan is joined by Andrew Miller and Mark Butcher as they share their thoughts on another potential Test defeat for India and some of James Anderson's second Test heroics.
England'€™s Rash decision?: 7/26/18
Mark Butcher and Andrew Miller join Alan Gardner to talk Adil Rashid'€™s controversial call-up and look ahead to the England-India Test series.
Is Buttler England's most important cricketer?: 6/26/18
Gnasher, Miller and Butch discuss Buttler's importance to this England team, whether Stokes can just walk back in to the ODI side and if 2 balls are better than 1.
England shocked by Scotland the brave: 6/11/18
After Scotland beat England, Andrew McGlashan is joined by the 'dream team' of Mark Butcher and George Dobell, as a new sledge-less Australia arrive for a 5-match ODI series.
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