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The Follow-On

The Fox Cricket team follow-on, as all the summer's action unfolds.

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The Fox Cricket team follow-on, as all the summer's action unfolds.

Road to The Ashes | New Podcast | JL gives insight into Australia's Road to The Ashes

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Follow the Road to The Ashes feed for all future episodes. 

When it comes to cricket and great rivalries nothing excites fans like The Ashes and Fox Cricket will take the first step on the journey towards The Ashes in summer 2021/2022 with a special podcast/vodcast series. 

Brett Lee, Justin Langer, and Michael Vaughan join Fox Cricket's Brendan Julian and Mark Waugh in the very first episode of the Road to The Ashes. 

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Apr 28 2021

56mins

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A Don Bradman special: The untold story

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On the 20th anniversary of Sir Donald Bradman's death, Tom Morris explores the man behind the cricketer.

With the help of his biographer and close friend Roland Perry, this special podcast delves into Bradman's character, personality, achievements, detractors and wrestle with complications regarding apartheid. 

Perry's fifth Bradman book - Tea and Scotch with Bradman - was the basis for an hour-long discussion where nothing was off limits. 

Thanks to Toyota for their ongoing support. 

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Feb 24 2021

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Heath Mills: Fixing a broken game on a global scale

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Host Tom Morris is joined by Heath Mills, Executive Chairman of the international players' union for an in-depth discussion on the world game.

In a fascinating discussion, Heath talks about:

  • Scheduling and why the current tours program is badly broken
  • The future of pink ball and Test cricket
  • India's power over the rest of the cricket world
  • Gender inequality
  • Australia's obligations to be a better global citizen
  • The power of big T20 leagues
  • The World Test Championship and how the ICC should improve the next edition
  • Plus plenty more

From Auckland, Heath is an experienced administrator looking after the rights of players. As FICA (Federation of International Cicketers' Association) executive chairman, he support and advocates for a more cooperative cricket world on a daily basis.

Enjoy the podcast and thanks to Toyota for their support. 

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Feb 17 2021

38mins

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Crash Craddock: When players leak against the coach

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Tom Morris and Robert 'Crash' Craddock catch up after a huge week of cricket news.

On the agenda:

  • The postponed South Africa tour
  • Justin Langer's position as Australian coach and the unrest from players
  • Next summer's Ashes
  • Your questions from Twitter
  • And plenty more

Please subscribe and rate if you like what you hear. Thanks to Toyota for their ongoing support. 

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Feb 03 2021

23mins

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Isa Guha: How England can win The Ashes

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Former England bowler Isa Guha joins Tom Morris to discuss a range of hot topics from the cricket world.

  • Why India outsmarted Australia
  • How England can repeat India's heroics
  • Alex Carey... Is he Australia's next Test captain?
  • Guha answers YOUR questions from Twitter
  • Plus plenty more

All thanks to Toyota. Subscribe and rate if you like what you hear!

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Jan 26 2021

33mins

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Adam Gilchrist: 'Just as good as the 2005 Ashes'

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Tom Morris is joined by the captain of the FOX Cricket commentary team Adam Gilchrist for a review of this summer's Test cricket.

On the agenda:

  • How India found a way against all odds
  • Why Australian domestic cricket should take note of the Indian model
  • Tim Paine's future as Test captain & wicket-keeper
  • Should Australia adjust its selection philosophies? Based around stability.
  • The Australian youngster who is destined for a national call-up in February
  • Plus lots more

If you like what you hear, please subscribe, rate and tell your friends. 

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Jan 20 2021

33mins

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Crash Craddock: 'Long live Test Cricket!'

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Tom Morris and Robert 'Crash' Craddock reflect on India's gutsy draw with Australia in the third Test.

On the agenda:

  • Tim Paine's leadership, reputation & glovework
  • Sledging v banter v abuse
  • Why the IPL sowed the seeds for India's newfound resilience 
  • The ICC's deeply flawed substitute rule
  • Steve Smith: Brilliant & bizarre
  • Racial abuse
  • Mitchell Starc's struggles
  • Gabba Test selection
  • And lots more, including your Twitter questions!

All made possible by our good friends at TOYOTA: Oh What a Feeling.

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Jan 12 2021

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Harsha Bhogle: An Indian perspective

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Tom Morris is joined by Indian commentator and media doyen Harsha Bhogle to discuss the big issues in the Australia v India series.

From his living room in Mumbai, Bhogle offers his thoughts on:

  • India's five players who appeared to break biosecurity rules and how they should be punished
  • Whether the Gabba Test should go ahead. And if not, where?
  • Living in a bubble for five months
  • The player who makes way for Rohit Sharma
  • Sourav Ganguly's health
  • India's vastly improved pathway system, which has created a production line of ready-made fast bowlers from non-traditional regional areas 
  • Why the BCCI and Cricket Australia relationship has improved since 'Monkey Gate'
  • Rahane v Kohli as a future captain, plus he answers YOUR questions from Twitter.

Please be aware the audio is not great. Even in 2020 wifi can fail at times. We apologise. Please subscribe in iTunes and/or Spotify, rate and leave a comment. 

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Jan 04 2021

35mins

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1-1: Warne, Craddock dissect a Boxing Day boilover

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Tom Morris is joined by Shane Warne and Robert 'Crash' Craddock for a forensic assessment of the Boxing Day Test.

  • Complacent Australians. Is it the loss they needed to have?
  • India under Rahane... Better than Kohli's leadership?
  • A batting order gasping for air and crying out for changes
  • A victory in planning, preparation and precision
  • The real story behind Warnie's hat
  • Plus lots more

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Dec 29 2020

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Boxing On: MCG Test preview with Michael Hussey & Brad Haddin

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Mike Hussey and Brad Haddin join Tom Morris to discuss India's worst EVER batting collapse, what it means for the rest of the summer, dropped catches, Australia's awesome foursome, Kohli's leadership vacuum, Paine's brilliance and why Travis Head's spot is now in jeopardy. Plus more!

Please subscribe, rate and leave a comment. Enjoy the podcast. 

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Dec 21 2020

35mins

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AUS v IND preview: Selection stability or integrity?

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Former Aussie wicket-keeper Brad Haddin joins host Tom Morris and numbers guru Lawrie Colliver to preview the Border-Gavasker Trophy.

  • Haddin argues for Joe Burns' inclusion
  • Loz wants Sam Whiteman
  • Why Steve Smith doesn't need to be vice-captain to captain again
  • The Pink ball debate
  • Bouncing tailenders... Just not cricket?
  • + More

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Dec 14 2020

35mins

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Chasing England: Australia's white ball revolution takes shape

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Tom Morris and Brenton Cherry unpack Australia's white ball matches against India, dissect the future of Justin Langer's best XI, and ask whether Steve Smith could and should be captain again.

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Dec 11 2020

26mins

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Big Bash Preview

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Host Tom Morris and Fox Cricket's chief stats man Lawrie Colliver dissect each BBL franchise on the eve of the competition's 10th season. Who will win? Who will bomb out? And which players are in for a huge summer? 

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Dec 08 2020

23mins

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Women's T20 World Cup Preview: Coach Matthew Mott interview | Dealing with 'favourites' tag, big stars, main threats, etc.

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Australia's coach Matthew Mott joins Tom Morris and Matt Balmer to preview the Women's T20 World Cup, running from February 21 to March 8.Here are some of the talking points:-Why Australia's recent mixed T20 form is not a concern-How Australia's batting order will look for the World Cup-Mott forecasts "inevitable" solution for slow-scoring batsmen-Will there be more Test cricket for women?-How does the tag of 'favourites' sit with the hosts?

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Feb 11 2020

29mins

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Quick-fire, game-by-game BBL Finals preview | Tips, predictions, analysis | What went wrong with Heat, Renegades, Scorchers

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Foxsports.com.au's Tom Morris and Matt Balmer run the rule over the BBL Finals, which kick off Thursday.All the action's, of course, LIVE on Fox Cricket.It's Hurricanes vs. Thunder Thursday, Stars vs. Sixers Friday and Adelaide hosting a final on Saturday. Beyond that, it depends how results pan out.Bring it on!

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Jan 28 2020

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Issues India ODI series uncovered for Australia | What we learnt | BBL & Sth Africa vs. England

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Hosts India came back to beat the Aussies 2-1 in the recent ODI series.The result exposed Australia's fatal flaw in that form of the game, while also providing confidence there's a strong foundation at both ends of the team.foxsports.com.au contributors Tom Morris, Brenton Cherry and Jacob Polychronis go through all the talking points to come out of the series in India, plus turn to the Test series happening in South Africa right now, as well as the BBL as it stands and the Heat's epic collapse.Here's more on this episode:-Is Marnus an international quality ODI batter? (1:00)-Do we now have a WC-winning top 4? (2:00)-Concern around Ashton Turner and finding that next (or old - Maxwell) specialist middle order batter (4:00)-Was this ODI series experimental for Australia? (9:00)-Aaron Finch's selection role and was Maxwell punished? (14:00)-Adam Zampa's improvement (16:00)-Zampa's grassroots story (19:00)-Pat Cummins' terrible 12 months with the bat (21:00)-Kagiso Rabada, sanctions and the fiery series in South Africa (26:00)-Quick look at the BBL (33:00)

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Jan 21 2020

40mins

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Nuffie alert! Bat maker talks all things making bats and busting myths

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If you're a cricket nuffie, this is the podcast for you.Kookaburra bat maker Lachie Dinger sits down with Tom Morris to answer every question under the sun about making bats, plus exposes some common myths around oiling your piece of wood, knocking it in and much more.

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Jan 12 2020

32mins

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Trans-Tasman risers and fallers, post-series | Burns & Wade's stocks | AB's thoughts | Re-ranking these sides

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Well, that was just too easy. Unfortunately, an anticlimax. Some players stood up, while others hurt their rep. That's what we'll uncover today.The usual suspects from foxsports.com.au are back, with Tom Morris being joined by Jacob Kuriype and Brenton Cherry. Plus, Jacob catches Allan Border for a quick chat after the SCG Test concluded.They unpack the Trans-Tasman series, wrap up the summer of Tests and assess the relevance of the ICC rankings, given the no. 2 team in the world just got belted.Here's more info:-Which Kiwis have enhanced their reputation? (1:00)-How settled is the Aussie side now? (5:00)-Umpire tension (8:00)-If NZ is #2 in the world, what do ICC rankings mean? (10:00)-The incredibly in-form trio of Marnus, Warner & Lyon (14:00)-AB interviewed at the SCG post-Test (25:00)-The Aussies under the most pressure (Burns, Head & Wade) (32:00)

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Jan 07 2020

41mins

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Aussie bowlers' scary ceiling | Batters under pressure | MCG Test takeaways | Early BBL thoughts

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Fox Cricket's Tom Morris is joined by FSN500's Nat Yoanidis and foxsports.com.au's Matt Balmer to deconstruct another four days of Aussie dominance. Nat and Matt were both there at the MCG to see the hosts dismantle their Tasman rivals.Attention turns to the BBL at the 30" mark and we finish with an update on the South Africa - England series.Here's more information:-Did Kiwis get toss call or bowling execution wrong? (2:00)-Pressure moves from Head to Wade (5:00)-Pat Cummins is very, very, very good (9:00)-Pattinson's scary ceiling and the Aussies' scary bowling depth (12:00)-They cut the head off the Kiwi snake (15:00)-What Tom Blundell did well (17:00)-Are we worried about Joe Burns? (20:00)-Siddle's retirement announcement fair? (23:00)-Looking ahead to Sydney and the probability of a Mitch Swepson debut (25:00)-Kiwi changes, spin coming in? (27:00)-Early BBL takeaways (30:00)-Quick England v Sth Africa analysis (35:00)

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Dec 31 2019

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Our WORLD TEST XI of the DECADE | Listed & debated | Cook, ?, ?, ?, Kohli, ?, ?, Steyn, ?, ?, GOAT (?!)

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We've seen many fine cricketers over the last decade. It wasn't easy selecting just one team's worth. It's going to create disagreements, naturally.Foxsports.com.au's Tom Morris, Jacob Kuriype and Brenton Cherry have all put together their World Test XI of the Decade and have gone through positions 1-11. Some spots were easy (like Cook, Kohli and Steyn)... others not so. Enjoy.Here's more info:-Opening pair - and they're all in agreeance! (2:00)-First and second drop (8:00)-Virat Kohli at five (14:00)-Who's at six? (18:00)-Controversial keeper options (22:00)-Bowlers - three seamers and a spinner each (26:00)-Best spinner of the decade (33:00)-Twelfth man (36:00)-Captain (37:00)We'll be back just before the New Year, wrapping up the Boxing Day Test.

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Dec 22 2019

39mins

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