Cricket Badger Podcast

Cricket Badger Podcast

The Cricket Badger chats cricket with top players, coaches, media people and some of the biggest names in the game. With daily podcasts through some of the world's biggest tournaments & series.

Contact the show on cricketbadger@hotmail.com, follow us on Twitter @cricket_badger. Thanks for listening.

All Episodes

The Cricket Badger, James Buttler, is joined by a legend of cricket journalism, Scyld Berry. After 45 years covering England home and away, we chat about the upcoming Ashes series, his many England tours abroad and his new book, 'Beyond the Boundaries - Travels on England Cricket Tours'. Scyld Berry has witnessed more England Test matches than any other person - almost 500 as a newspaper cricket journalist. The current Cricket Badger Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Nov 29

47 min 13 sec

Yorkshire members, Chris Marshall and Jim Himsworth, join the Cricket Badger, James Buttler, to chat about the role they think YCCC members need to play as the club must embrace change to bounce back from the racism in cricket storm. Apologies for the audio quality in places. One of the participants had a particularly swimmy connections at times. The current Cricket Badger Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Nov 22

45 min 49 sec

Dr Thomas Fletcher joins the Cricket Badger, James Buttler, to chat about racism in Yorkshire cricket, south Asian engagement at all levels and what can be done to make things better in the county, and beyond. The Fletcher Report 2014 was referred to at Azeem Rafiq's appearance at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee Hearing, although noticeably not everyone knew about its existence. The current Cricket Badger Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Nov 19

56 min 55 sec

Nakul Pande takes the Badger's chair to chat to the Cricket Badger, James Buttler, and Neil Virani about Azeem Rafiq's appearance at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee Hearing. What next for Yorkshire, cricket, the ECB?  The current Cricket Badger Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Nov 17

49 min 45 sec

Nakul Pande takes the Badger's chair to chat to the Cricket Badger, James Buttler, and Neil Virani about Azeem Rafiq's appearance at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee Hearing. What next for Yorkshire, cricket, the ECB?  The current Cricket Badger Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Nov 17

47 min 1 sec

The Cricket Badger, James Buttler, chats to Jake Lintott about his breakthrough year as a latecomer to the professional ranks at Warwickshire, Southern Brave and Barbados Royals. After always having a desire to play pro cricket, Lintott had to wait until he was 27 to sign his first professional contract with the Bears. He's rapidly making up for lost time and there's plenty more to come as he is able to give the sport 100% of his focus as he turns his back on the classroom. The current Cricket Badger Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Oct 25

45 min 14 sec

The Cricket Badger, James Buttler, chats to young Pakistan international Azam Khan about being selected for the T20 World Cup and then missing out, having a famous father, what he does to relax, his ambitions in the game and much more. Azam even plays a tune on his guitar. The current Cricket Badger Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Oct 17

39 min 21 sec

Welcome to our 57th and final #IPL2021 Daily Podcast - the #IPL by the fans, for the fans. The Cricket Badger, James Buttler, is joined by Neil, Clare, Hari, Rito and Abhaye to celebrate Chennai Super Kings as the 2021 champions and to give out the podcast's IPL 2021 Awards. The #IPL2021 Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Oct 15

51 min 6 sec

Welcome to our 56th and penultimate #IPL2021 Daily Podcast - the #IPL by the fans, for the fans. The Cricket Badger, James Buttler, is joined by Neil Virani, Naman Shah and Dan Kelly to preview Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders as they meet on Friday in the 2021 IPL Final. The #IPL2021 Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Oct 14

46 min 10 sec

Welcome to our 55th #IPL2021 Daily Podcast - the #IPL by the fans, for the fans. The Cricket Badger, James Buttler, is joined by Neil Virani and Clare Sanderson to preview Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders as they meet on Wednesday to play CSK in the IPL Final. After Dan Christian's pregnant partner received horrendous abuse on social media, they chat about how that behaviour has to stop. And, they look at Ricky Ponting's DC team talk after the CSK defeat, which was a masterclass in man management. The #IPL2021 Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Oct 12

41 min 39 sec

Welcome to our 54th #IPL2021 Daily Podcast - the #IPL by the fans, for the fans. The Cricket Badger, James Buttler, is joined by Naman and Neil to look back at Kolkata Knight Riders win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator as they progress to face Delhi Capitals on Wednesday. The #IPL2021 Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Oct 11

37 min 13 sec

Welcome to our 53rd #IPL2021 Daily Podcast - the #IPL by the fans, for the fans. The Cricket Badger, James Buttler, is joined by Rito, Sam and Abhishek to look back at Chennai Super Kings' win over Delhi Capitals in the Qualifier 1 Playoff match. They also look ahead to RCB vs KKR in the Eliminator on Monday. The #IPL2021 Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Oct 10

37 min 30 sec

Welcome to our 52nd #IPL2021 Daily Podcast - the #IPL by the fans, for the fans. The Deputy Badger, Nakul Pande, is joined by Rito and Anand to look back at the tournament's group stage, look ahead to the playoffs and pick their team of the IPL so far. The #IPL2021 Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Oct 9

43 min 10 sec

Welcome to our 51st #IPL2021 Daily Podcast - the #IPL by the fans, for the fans. The Cricket Badger, James Buttler, is joined by Neil, Clare and Hari to look back at wins for Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. Mumbai Indians are left with all but impossible task. And is it time to say farewell MSD? The #IPL2021 Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Oct 7

26 min 34 sec

Welcome to our 50th #IPL2021 Daily Podcast - the #IPL by the fans, for the fans. The Cricket Badger, James Buttler, is joined by Raj, Clare and Rito to look back at Mumbai Indians win over Rajasthan Royals that keeps them in the hunt for the Playoffs. The #IPL2021 Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Oct 5

34 min 2 sec

Welcome to our 49th #IPL2021 Daily Podcast - the #IPL by the fans, for the fans. The Cricket Badger, James Buttler, is joined by Neil Virani to look back at the top of the table clash between CSK and Delhi Capitals and the win that takes DC top. They discuss hair styles, whether the tournament has suffered from being split in two and the standard of umpiring. The #IPL2021 Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Oct 4

37 min 40 sec

Welcome to our 48th #IPL2021 Daily Podcast - the #IPL by the fans, for the fans. The Cricket Badger, James Buttler, is joined by Abhaye, Clare and Rito to look back at wins for RCB and KKR and then go through the remaining matches to predict who wins IPL 2021. The #IPL2021 Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Oct 3

31 min 25 sec

Welcome to our 47th #IPL2021 Daily Podcast - the #IPL by the fans, for the fans. The Cricket Badger, James Buttler, is joined by Abhaye and Abhishek to size up an intriguing IPL table after wins for RR over CSK and DC over MI. Youngsters shine and Jaiswal the perfect example of a rags to riches IPL dream. The #IPL2021 Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Oct 2

34 min 2 sec

Welcome to our 47th #IPL2021 Daily Podcast - the #IPL by the fans, for the fans. The Cricket Badger, James Buttler, is joined by Neil, Hari and Anand to discuss a crucial win for KSPB over Kolkata Knight Riders. They also discuss Eoin Morgan's poor form and whether you can play him purely as a skipper. The #IPL2021 Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Oct 1

31 min 38 sec

Welcome to our 46th #IPL2021 Daily Podcast - the #IPL by the fans, for the fans. The Cricket Badger, James Buttler, is joined by Neil, Deepak and Clare to discuss a win for CSK that cements their position in the Playoffs. They also debate the R Ashwin overthrow controversy. The #IPL2021 Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Sep 30

35 min 49 sec

Welcome to our 46th #IPL2021 Daily Podcast - the #IPL by the fans, for the fans. The Cricket Badger, James Buttler, is joined by Rito, Raj and Naman to discuss a comfortable victory for RCB over Rajasthan Royals that takes them to the verge of the IPL Playoffs. We discuss the resurgent Glenn Maxwell and ask who we'd pick first at the next Mega Auction. The #IPL2021 Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Sep 29

32 min 51 sec

Welcome to our 45th #IPL2021 Daily Podcast - the #IPL by the fans, for the fans. The Cricket Badger, James Buttler, is working away today and the Deputy Badger Nakul Pande steps in again as deputy host alongside Neil and Clare. They discuss the day's double headers and Kieron Pollard's stature in the T20 game. The #IPL2021 Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Sep 28

33 min 26 sec

Welcome to our 44th #IPL2021 Daily Podcast - the #IPL by the fans, for the fans. The Cricket Badger, James Buttler, is working away today and the Deputy Badger Nakul Pande steps in to make an excellent debut as host, alongside Naman and Neil. They assess Sunrsiers' win over Rajasthan Royals, David Warner's future and Moeen Ali's decision to retire from Test cricket with England. The #IPL2021 Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Sep 27

35 min 1 sec

Welcome to our 43rd #IPL2021 Daily Podcast - the #IPL by the fans, for the fans. The Cricket Badger, James Buttler, is joined by regular fan badgers Nakul and Rito to assess the IPL standings after the weekend's matches and discuss which side looks best suited to lift this season's trophy. The #IPL2021 Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Sep 26

34 min

Welcome to our 42nd #IPL2021 Daily Podcast - the #IPL by the fans, for the fans. The Cricket Badger, James Buttler, is joined by regular fan badgers Neil and Raj to discuss KKR's comfortable win over Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi, which saw them claim their opponents playoff spot. The #IPL2021 Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Sep 23

37 min 48 sec

Welcome to our 41st #IPL2021 Daily Podcast - the #IPL by the fans, for the fans. The Cricket Badger, James Buttler, is joined by regular fan badgers Naman and Nakul to discuss Delhi Capitals comfortable eight-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai. The #IPL2021 Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Sep 22

33 min 33 sec

Welcome to our 40th #IPL2021 Daily Podcast - the #IPL by the fans, for the fans. The Cricket Badger, James Buttler, is joined by regular fan badgers Claire and Neil to discuss Rajasthan Royals's incredible last over win over Punjab Kings in Dubai. The #IPL2021 Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Sep 21

28 min 55 sec

Welcome to our 39th #IPL2021 Daily Podcast after a rather long break. The #IPL by the fans, for the fans. The Cricket Badger, James Buttler, is joined by regular fan badgers Naman and Deepak to discuss KKR's mammoth nine-wicket win over RCB in Abu Dhabi. The #IPL2021 Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Who Knows Wins,  Black Rat Cricket and Manscaped.

Sep 20

31 min 51 sec

Tom Holland joins the Cricket Badger James Buttler to chat about his life as a historian, his love of cricket, his bowling and six hitting prowess for the Authors Cricket Club. It is Tom's benefit season for the Authors and he has just completed a 55-mile in 24 hours walk of historical cricket sites around London. He is raising money for 18 Keys Project, The Passage. and the AMAR Foundation. You can donate at givergy.uk/tomholland. Contact the show via Twitter on @cricket_badger or email us at cricketbadger@hotmail.com. The Cricket Badger Podcasts are brought to you in association with Manscaped - quote the code BADGER to get 20% off and free shipping. THANKS FOR LISTENING!

Sep 14

34 min 37 sec

Welcome to the 30th and final England vs India Test Daily Podcasts. The #ENGvIND Test series, by the fans, for the fans. Host James Buttler is today joined by Neil Virani, Nakul Pande, Mark Hilton and Rito Maitra to look back over the four Tests played and hand out the awards voted for by all of the fan badgers you have heard over the last few weeks. The #ENGvIND Test Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Manscaped - quote the code BADGER to get 20% off and free shipping. THANKS FOR LISTENING!

Sep 13

46 min 10 sec

Welcome to the 29th of many England vs India Test Daily Podcasts. The #ENGvIND Test series, by the fans, for the fans. Host James Buttler is today joined by Neil Virani to assess the cancellation of the 5th Test. They also discuss Yorkshire CCC's statement made this morning on the investigation on institutional racism. The #ENGvIND Test Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Manscaped - quote the code BADGER to get 20% off and free shipping.

Sep 10

56 min 41 sec

Welcome to the 28th of many England vs India Test Daily Podcasts. The #ENGvIND Test series, by the fans, for the fans. Host James Buttler is today joined by Neil Virani, Rito Maitra and Mark Hilton to preview the fifth Test, which still hangs in the balance after more Covid positive Tests in the India camp. We also look at the T20 World Cup squads announced this week. The #ENGvIND Test Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Manscaped - quote the code BADGER to get 20% off and free shipping.

Sep 9

36 min 54 sec

Welcome to the 27th of many England vs India Test Daily Podcasts. The #ENGvIND Test series, by the fans, for the fans. Host James Buttler is today joined by Naman Shah and Anand Bhika to chat about the series so far and the Old Trafford decider. The #ENGvIND Test Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Manscaped - quote the code BADGER to get 20% off and free shipping.

Sep 7

38 min 3 sec

Welcome to the 26th of many England vs India Test Daily Podcasts. The #ENGvIND Test series, by the fans, for the fans. Host James Buttler is today joined by Raj Yadhav and Anand Bhika to chat about India's 157-run win in the fourth Test at The Oval. The #ENGvIND Test Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Manscaped - quote the code BADGER to get 20% off and free shipping.

Sep 6

41 min 26 sec

Welcome to the 25th of many England vs India Test Daily Podcasts. The #ENGvIND Test series, by the fans, for the fans. Host James Buttler is today joined by Nakul Pande, Anand Bhika and Mark Hilton to chat about the fourth Test at The Oval. The #ENGvIND Test Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Manscaped - quote the code BADGER to get 20% off and free shipping.

Sep 5

36 min 5 sec

Welcome to the 24th of many England vs India Test Daily Podcasts. The #ENGvIND Test series, by the fans, for the fans. Host James Buttler is today joined by Rito Maitra and Mark Hilton to chat about the fourth Test at The Oval. The #ENGvIND Test Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Manscaped - quote the code BADGER to get 20% off and free shipping.

Sep 4

35 min 41 sec

Welcome to the 23rd of many England vs India Test Daily Podcasts. The #ENGvIND Test series, by the fans, for the fans. Host James Buttler is today joined by Rito Maitra, Nakul Pande and Naman Shah to chat about the fourth Test at The Oval. The #ENGvIND Test Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Manscaped - quote the code BADGER to get 20% off and free shipping.

Sep 3

39 min 50 sec

Welcome to the 22nd of many England vs India Test Daily Podcasts. The #ENGvIND Test series, by the fans, for the fans. Host James Buttler is today joined by Neil Virani, Rito Maitra and Raj Yadhav to chat about the fourth Test at The Oval. The #ENGvIND Test Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Manscaped - quote the code BADGER to get 20% off and free shipping.

Sep 2

34 min 48 sec

Welcome to the 21st of many England vs India Test Daily Podcasts. The #ENGvIND Test series, by the fans, for the fans. Host James Buttler is today joined by Neil Virani, Neil Virani and Raj Yadhav to chat about the fourth Test starting on Thursday at The Oval. The #ENGvIND Test Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Manscaped - quote the code BADGER to get 20% off and free shipping.

Sep 1

41 min 4 sec

Welcome to the 20th of many England vs India Test Daily Podcasts. The #ENGvIND Test series, by the fans, for the fans. Host James Buttler is today joined by Neil Virani, Naman Shah and Raj Yadhav to chat about the forth Test and also pay tribute to Dale Steyn who has announced his retirement. The #ENGvIND Test Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Manscaped - quote the code BADGER to get 20% off and free shipping.

Aug 31

38 min 48 sec

Welcome to the 19th of many England vs India Test Daily Podcasts. The #ENGvIND Test series, by the fans, for the fans. Host James Buttler is today joined by Anand Bhika, Naman Shah and Rito Maitra to assess the health of both England and India after Headingley. The #ENGvIND Test Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Manscaped - quote the code BADGER to get 20% off and free shipping.

Aug 29

37 min 32 sec

Welcome to the 18th of many England vs India Test Daily Podcasts. The #ENGvIND Test series, by the fans, for the fans. Host James Buttler is today joined by Nakul Pander and Mark Hilton to look back at a shortened day four in the third Test at Headingley. The #ENGvIND Test Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Manscaped - quote the code BADGER to get 20% off and free shipping.

Aug 28

32 min 28 sec

Welcome to the 17th of many England vs India Test Daily Podcasts. The #ENGvIND Test series, by the fans, for the fans. Host James Buttler is today joined by Neil Virani, Naman Shah and Rito Maitra to look back at day three of the third Test at Headingley. The #ENGvIND Test Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Manscaped - quote the code BADGER to get 20% off and free shipping.

Aug 27

37 min 51 sec

Welcome to the 16th of many England vs India Test Podcasts. The #ENGvIND Test series, by the fans, for the fans. Host James Buttler is today joined by Neil Virani, Naman Shah and Mark Hilton to look ahead to the third Test at Headingley. The #ENGvIND Test Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Manscaped - quote the code BADGER to get 20% off and free shipping.

Aug 24

40 min 36 sec

Welcome to the 15th of many England vs India Test Daily Podcasts. The #ENGvIND Test series, by the fans, for the fans. Host James Buttler is today joined by Neil Virani, Naman Shah and Ash Turner to look back at India's stunning victory in the second Test at Lord's. The #ENGvIND Test Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Manscaped - quote the code BADGER to get 20% off and free shipping.

Aug 18

40 min 54 sec

Welcome to the 14th of many England vs India Test Daily Podcasts. The #ENGvIND Test series, by the fans, for the fans. Host James Buttler is today joined by Mark Hilton, Rob Lewis and Raj Yadhav to look back at India's stunning day five victory in the second Test at Lord's. The #ENGvIND Test Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Manscaped - quote the code BADGER to get 20% off and free shipping.

Aug 16

39 min 18 sec

Welcome to the 13th of many England vs India Test Daily Podcasts. The #ENGvIND Test series, by the fans, for the fans. Host James Buttler is today joined by Abhaye Mehta, Mark Hilton and Anand Bhika to look back at day four of the second Test at Lord's. The #ENGvIND Test Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Manscaped - quote the code BADGER to get 20% off and free shipping.

Aug 15

37 min 12 sec

Welcome to the 12th of many England vs India Test Daily Podcasts. The #ENGvIND Test series, by the fans, for the fans. Host James Buttler is today joined by Nakul Pande, Abhaye Mehta and Anand Bhika to look back at day three of the second Test at Lord's. The #ENGvIND Test Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Manscaped - quote the code BADGER to get 20% off and free shipping.

Aug 14

31 min 54 sec

Welcome to the 11th of many England vs India Test Daily Podcasts. The #ENGvIND Test series, by the fans, for the fans. Host James Buttler is today joined by Neil Virani, Nakul Pande and Mark Hilton to look back at day two of the second Test, before discussing the investigation into allegations of racism at Yorkshire CCC and demanding the report be published. The #ENGvIND Test Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Manscaped - quote the code BADGER to get 20% off and free shipping.

Aug 13

48 min 27 sec

Welcome to the 10th of many England vs India Test Daily Podcasts. The #ENGvIND Test series, by the fans, for the fans. Host James Buttler is today joined by Neil Virani, Rito Maitra and Naman Shah to briefly look back at day one of the second Test. India in control after a ton from KL Rahul as Joe Root may rue the decision to insert the tourists after winning the toss. The #ENGvIND Test Daily Podcasts are brought to you in association with Manscaped - quote the code BADGER to get 20% off and free shipping.

Aug 12

31 min 19 sec