In episode 10 of The Broken Wicket podcast, Jarrod Kimber of ESPNCricinfo and TalkSport talks about the state of cricket governance, the Hundred and the ECB’s attempts to innovate, the use of data and his favourite players to watch (spoiler alert: mostly spinners).
The interview took place before he was due to head to the Caribbean to work as head of analytics for the St Lucia Stars of the Caribbean Premier League, a campaign in which the Stars would eventually finish fifth, outside of the playoffs.
Jarrod was also co-director of cricket documentary Death of a Gentleman, which is available on Netflix in the UK, and he is now in Sri Lanka, as part of TalkSport 2’s commentary team for the one day series with England and elsewhere in this episode, Tim Part and I talk about Test Match Special’s new rival to TalkSport’s commentary, The Cricket Social. We also preview the ODI series, in which England are currently one up, with three to play.
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In episode 11, Tim Part and I looked ahead to the Sri Lanka v England test series, talked about match fixing allegations, Australia v Pakistan, more TalkSport v BBC and we debated whether it is the end of an era.
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