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Switch Hit Podcast

Lively debate and discussion about the game on and off the field with a focus on English cricket. Featuring former England batsman Mark Butcher alongside ESPNcricinfo's writers and reporters.

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How do England NOT win the World Cup?

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.

45mins

24 May 2019

Rank #1

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Switch Hit Podcast: The Redemption of Rainman Smith

Alan Gardner is joined by Osman Samiuddin, Mark Butcher and Dan Brettig on the phone to discuss the 1st Test of the Ashes.

53mins

6 Aug 2019

Rank #2

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Anyone notice a draft in here?

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.

54mins

22 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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Welcome to the new era, same as the old one

Butch and Matt join Alan in the Switch Hit studio to discuss England's fortunes in New Zealand

58mins

28 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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England's World Cup runneth (Super) Over

The Switch Hit team sit down to discuss an extraordinary World Cup final and why it was the Lord's slope what won it.

56mins

16 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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Can bat, can bowl, can of worms

England's excess of options gets them in an all-round mess as Jason Holder produces the gold for West Indies

44mins

28 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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The late, great Bob Willis: Warm, generous ... terrifying

Mark Butcher, Andrew Miller and Alan Gardner reflect on cricket's sad loss, and look back on England's tour of New Zealand

55mins

5 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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Can Ravi Bopara be England's T20 finisher?

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

51mins

23 Sep 2019

Rank #8

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Putting the win back in Windies

The Switch Hit team discuss Englandâ'a„¢s Groundhog Day batting and another magnificent West Indies performance.

50mins

5 Feb 2019

Rank #9

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World Cup finalists get ready to dance again

Alan is joined in the studio by Mark Butcher, George Dobell and Andrew Miller to preview England's T20I series in New Zealand.

56mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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Wood fires England's Test ambition

Alan is joined in the studio by Miller and Matt, with Butch on the phone to discuss England's success in South Africa.

59mins

30 Jan 2020

Rank #11

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Wham, bam, thank you, Malan

The Switch Hit team sit down to discuss England's T20I success in New Zealand and look ahead to the Tests.

41mins

12 Nov 2019

Rank #12

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St Lucia silver linings and World Cup fever

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

53mins

18 Feb 2019

Rank #13

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Stokes spikes SA's Cape escape

Alan is joined by Miller and Matt in the studio and Butch on the phone from Cape Town to discuss Ben Stokes' latest heroics.

51mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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A quick game's a good game

The Switch Hit team discuss England's emphatic T20I series win and increasing competition for World Cup places

49mins

11 Mar 2019

Rank #15

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Hope for the future, or false dawn for England?

Matt Roller is joined by Mark Butcher and George Dobell as they review England's hopeful spell in the South Africa Tests.

40mins

22 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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Mixed messages and format pile-up

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.

55mins

10 Feb 2020

Rank #17

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Ashes drawn, World Cup tied, cricket wins

Alan is joined in the studio by Miller and Butch to go over the final Ashes Test and a summer of memorable encounters.

55mins

16 Sep 2019

Rank #18

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Root's Test reboot

The Switch Hit team take a look at new(ish) England and their chances in the upcoming series against New Zealand

57mins

19 Nov 2019

Rank #19

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Ashes dashers come unstuck

Mark Butcher and Andrew Miller join Alan Gardner to discuss the end of England's 2019 Ashes hopes

51mins

9 Sep 2019

Rank #20