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Are you ready to hear the latest and greatest in the world of cricket? Look no further than Willow Talk, a podcast hosted by Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin. They provide their unique perspectives on the biggest issues in the cricket world and

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Season 1


India rest their big guns, backyard cricket setups & Alex Carey talks Bairstow, World Cup and falling into pools + your backyard cricket setups

Brad Haddin is over in India so Adam Peacock and Sam Ferris are with you talking about India resting their big guns like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for the first couple of ODIs against Australia, some of the backyard cricket setups sent in by fans from around the world and then Adam sits down with Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey.  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

India rest their big guns, backyard cricket setups & Alex Carey talks Bairstow, World Cup and falling into pools + your backyard cricket setups

Brad Haddin is over in India so Adam Peacock and Sam Ferris are with you talking about India resting their big guns like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for the first couple of ODIs against Australia, some of the backyard cricket setups sent in by fans from around the world and then Adam sits down with Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey.  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

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EP93 - S1

20 Sep 23

Australia's World Cup Head-ache, Proteas punishment & WCG Backyard Cricket

Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin review Australia's 3-2 ODI series loss to South Africa and look ahead to the World Cup with a focus on the injury to Travis Head and who might replace him. Then the guys chat to Brendan Scott, co-founder of WCG Backyard Cricket - the ultimate backyard cricket setup in the country, maybe even the world! Finally, Adam and Brad nominate their risers and fallers for the week with some good and bad news for Sri Lanka fans.  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Australia's World Cup Head-ache, Proteas punishment & WCG Backyard Cricket

Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin review Australia's 3-2 ODI series loss to South Africa and look ahead to the World Cup with a focus on the injury to Travis Head and who might replace him. Then the guys chat to Brendan Scott, co-founder of WCG Backyard Cricket - the ultimate backyard cricket setup in the country, maybe even the world! Finally, Adam and Brad nominate their risers and fallers for the week with some good and bad news for Sri Lanka fans.  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

40:24

EP92 - S1

18 Sep 23

Greg Chappell talks Richie Benaud, David Warner, anti-flop hats & helping the homeless

Australia's 35th men's Test captain Greg Chappell is today's guest on Willow Talk. GC joins Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin to discuss Australia's 111-run loss in the third ODI against South Africa, David Warner's path to the Australian team, how T20 cricket is changing the game globally, his time coaching India, memories of Richie Benaud, Dennis Lillee, Shane Warne and Ricky Ponting and how The Chappell Foundation has helped young homeless Australians off the streets. Donate to The Chappell Foundation here Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Greg Chappell talks Richie Benaud, David Warner, anti-flop hats & helping the homeless

Australia's 35th men's Test captain Greg Chappell is today's guest on Willow Talk. GC joins Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin to discuss Australia's 111-run loss in the third ODI against South Africa, David Warner's path to the Australian team, how T20 cricket is changing the game globally, his time coaching India, memories of Richie Benaud, Dennis Lillee, Shane Warne and Ricky Ponting and how The Chappell Foundation has helped young homeless Australians off the streets. Donate to The Chappell Foundation here Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

54:01

EP91 - S1

13 Sep 23

Australia smash South Africa, the Tim David debate & Ashton Agar

Australia is still undefeated in the Mitch Marsh era thanks to two impressive, yet very different, ODI victories over South Africa. Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin recap the first two ODIs, preview the upcoming three, discuss the good form of David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne, debate Tim David's pathway to the Australian one-day team, submit the Risers and Fallers for another week and hear from Ashton Agar on the World Cup, his Test axing and the BBL. Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Australia smash South Africa, the Tim David debate & Ashton Agar

Australia is still undefeated in the Mitch Marsh era thanks to two impressive, yet very different, ODI victories over South Africa. Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin recap the first two ODIs, preview the upcoming three, discuss the good form of David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne, debate Tim David's pathway to the Australian one-day team, submit the Risers and Fallers for another week and hear from Ashton Agar on the World Cup, his Test axing and the BBL. Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

49:50

EP90 - S1

11 Sep 23

Mitch Starc talks Ashes, World Cups, Baggy Greens and his IPL return

Australia fast bowler Mitch Starc joins Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin to chat about the drawn Ashes campaign, upcoming one-day World Cup in India, receiving his Baggy Green from Richie Benaud, his desire to return to the IPL, a classic David Warner story and much more!  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Mitch Starc talks Ashes, World Cups, Baggy Greens and his IPL return

Australia fast bowler Mitch Starc joins Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin to chat about the drawn Ashes campaign, upcoming one-day World Cup in India, receiving his Baggy Green from Richie Benaud, his desire to return to the IPL, a classic David Warner story and much more!  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

01:05:40

EP89 - S1

6 Sep 23

The perfect start to the Mitch Marsh era with Greg Blewett + Marnus Labuschagne

Australia swept/thumped South Africa 3-0 in the T20I series under new skipper Mitch Marsh. Adam Peacock is joined by former Australia allrounder Greg Blewett to recap the series, preview the upcoming five-match one-day series and talk W/BBL overseas player draft results. Then Adam sits down with Aussie Test No.3 Marnus Labuschagne to talk Ashes, his bromance with Steve Smith and his growing coffee business. Finally, Adam and Greg discuss the MCG hosting a India-Pakistan Test and if India need a new ODI captain.  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

The perfect start to the Mitch Marsh era with Greg Blewett + Marnus Labuschagne

Australia swept/thumped South Africa 3-0 in the T20I series under new skipper Mitch Marsh. Adam Peacock is joined by former Australia allrounder Greg Blewett to recap the series, preview the upcoming five-match one-day series and talk W/BBL overseas player draft results. Then Adam sits down with Aussie Test No.3 Marnus Labuschagne to talk Ashes, his bromance with Steve Smith and his growing coffee business. Finally, Adam and Greg discuss the MCG hosting a India-Pakistan Test and if India need a new ODI captain.  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

50:28

EP88 - S1

4 Sep 23

Marsh, David flatten Proteas as all FOUR debutants fire + Sean Abbott

The Mitch Marsh era of Australian white-ball cricket has started with a thumping 111-run win over South Africa in the first T20I in Durban. Marsh hit a career-high 92no alongside a rampant Tim David as Australia posted 6-226 before debutant leg-spinner Tanveer Sangha took 4-31 to bowl out the Proteas for 115. Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin recap all the action before Adam speaks to Sean Abbott about county cricket, changing formats and the one and only Steve O'Keefe!  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Marsh, David flatten Proteas as all FOUR debutants fire + Sean Abbott

The Mitch Marsh era of Australian white-ball cricket has started with a thumping 111-run win over South Africa in the first T20I in Durban. Marsh hit a career-high 92no alongside a rampant Tim David as Australia posted 6-226 before debutant leg-spinner Tanveer Sangha took 4-31 to bowl out the Proteas for 115. Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin recap all the action before Adam speaks to Sean Abbott about county cricket, changing formats and the one and only Steve O'Keefe!  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

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EP87 - S1

30 Aug 23

Aus v SA T20 series preview, fast bowler depth chart & perfect pizza with Marcus Stoinis!

Adam Peacock, Brad Haddin and Ben Horne preview Australia's three-match T20 series against South Africa, including the players to watch from both sides. Then Brad and Ben rank Australia's Test quicks on the fast-bowling depth chart with a couple of uncapped seamers picked to debut this summer. After the break, Adam speaks to Marcus Stoinis about the upcoming one-day World Cup, cricket in the US of A and his pizza tour around New York City. Finally, the risers and fallers of the week!  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Aus v SA T20 series preview, fast bowler depth chart & perfect pizza with Marcus Stoinis!

Adam Peacock, Brad Haddin and Ben Horne preview Australia's three-match T20 series against South Africa, including the players to watch from both sides. Then Brad and Ben rank Australia's Test quicks on the fast-bowling depth chart with a couple of uncapped seamers picked to debut this summer. After the break, Adam speaks to Marcus Stoinis about the upcoming one-day World Cup, cricket in the US of A and his pizza tour around New York City. Finally, the risers and fallers of the week!  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

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EP86 - S1

28 Aug 23

Mitch Marsh talks Australia captaincy, David Warner the bully and the Bison in the storm!

Australia's new T20 and (interim) ODI captain Mitch Marsh sits down with Willow Talk host Adam Peacock to talk about his rise to the captaincy, Australia's World Cup campaign, his unforgettable Ashes century in Leeds, his wedding day (and emotional speech from brother Shuan) and David Warner's tough initiation. Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Mitch Marsh talks Australia captaincy, David Warner the bully and the Bison in the storm!

Australia's new T20 and (interim) ODI captain Mitch Marsh sits down with Willow Talk host Adam Peacock to talk about his rise to the captaincy, Australia's World Cup campaign, his unforgettable Ashes century in Leeds, his wedding day (and emotional speech from brother Shuan) and David Warner's tough initiation. Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

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EP85 - S1

23 Aug 23

Matt Short talks Australia call-up, Major League Cricket, Greg Chappell's influence & BBL draft

Australia T20 squad member Matt Short joins Brad Haddin and Sam Ferris to discuss his exploits around T20 leagues like the BBL, IPL and Major League Cricket in the USA. Shorts talks about his rapid rise in the past 12 months and how Greg Chappell and Cameron White have shaped his career, while Hadds takes down the BBL Draft!  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Matt Short talks Australia call-up, Major League Cricket, Greg Chappell's influence & BBL draft

Australia T20 squad member Matt Short joins Brad Haddin and Sam Ferris to discuss his exploits around T20 leagues like the BBL, IPL and Major League Cricket in the USA. Shorts talks about his rapid rise in the past 12 months and how Greg Chappell and Cameron White have shaped his career, while Hadds takes down the BBL Draft!  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

28:40

EP84 - S1

21 Aug 23

Adam Voges talks Bazball invading Australia, Mitch Marsh as skipper and the best young quicks

Former Australia batter and Western Australia/Perth Scorchers head coach Adam Voges joins Sam Ferris to talk about the upcoming Australia A series with Voges in charge, the best young quicks to look out for, what to expect from Mitch Marsh as T20 skipper, how Bazball might find its way into Australian domestic cricket and the Scorchers BBL Draft targets plus much more! Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Adam Voges talks Bazball invading Australia, Mitch Marsh as skipper and the best young quicks

Former Australia batter and Western Australia/Perth Scorchers head coach Adam Voges joins Sam Ferris to talk about the upcoming Australia A series with Voges in charge, the best young quicks to look out for, what to expect from Mitch Marsh as T20 skipper, how Bazball might find its way into Australian domestic cricket and the Scorchers BBL Draft targets plus much more! Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

32:59

EP83 - S1

16 Aug 23

Master bat maker Josh Gavan explains the do's and don'ts of cricket bats

Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin are joined by a special guest today - master bat maker Josh Gavan of JP Gavan Cricket. Josh explains the modern trends of bats, how the process works, what to do and definitely not do when buying and owning a bat and the star player he's got on his books! Visit Josh's online store here Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Master bat maker Josh Gavan explains the do's and don'ts of cricket bats

Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin are joined by a special guest today - master bat maker Josh Gavan of JP Gavan Cricket. Josh explains the modern trends of bats, how the process works, what to do and definitely not do when buying and owning a bat and the star player he's got on his books! Visit Josh's online store here Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

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EP82 - S1

14 Aug 23

Brad Haddin's worst roommates, most village moments, Smith opening & Lyon leaving

The fans have asked and Brad Haddin has answered 10 curly listener questions with Adam Peacock on this addition of the Willow Talk Cricket Podcast. Hadds answers: Why he celebrated like he did Who was his favourite player in his Comets days How Steve Smith will go opening the batting Who was his worst teammate And what he thinks about Nathan Lyon defecting to the Renegades Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Brad Haddin's worst roommates, most village moments, Smith opening & Lyon leaving

The fans have asked and Brad Haddin has answered 10 curly listener questions with Adam Peacock on this addition of the Willow Talk Cricket Podcast. Hadds answers: Why he celebrated like he did Who was his favourite player in his Comets days How Steve Smith will go opening the batting Who was his worst teammate And what he thinks about Nathan Lyon defecting to the Renegades Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

33:48

EP81 - S1

9 Aug 23

Travis Head talks post-Ashes drinks drama, Mitch Marsh the captain & World Cup preparations

Aussie middle-order superstar Travis Head joins Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin to recap the Ashes, what really happened with the post-series drinks after The Oval, the mystery around the new, old Dukes ball in the 5th Test, Australia's limited-overs teams for tours of South Africa, India and the World Cup, Mitch Marsh as T20 captain, raw quick Spencer Johnson and life as a new dad!  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Travis Head talks post-Ashes drinks drama, Mitch Marsh the captain & World Cup preparations

Aussie middle-order superstar Travis Head joins Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin to recap the Ashes, what really happened with the post-series drinks after The Oval, the mystery around the new, old Dukes ball in the 5th Test, Australia's limited-overs teams for tours of South Africa, India and the World Cup, Mitch Marsh as T20 captain, raw quick Spencer Johnson and life as a new dad!  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

30:04

EP80 - S1

7 Aug 23

Full Ashes review with Nathan Lyon

Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon joins Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin to review the exhilarating 2023 Ashes series! Is 2-2 a fair result? What could Australia have done better?Did Bazball work? What is the Spirit of Cricket? All those questions and more are answered. Then Hadds picks his combined XI for the Ashes (36:40) before the boys revisit their pre-series predictions with surprising results (48:21)! Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Full Ashes review with Nathan Lyon

Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon joins Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin to review the exhilarating 2023 Ashes series! Is 2-2 a fair result? What could Australia have done better?Did Bazball work? What is the Spirit of Cricket? All those questions and more are answered. Then Hadds picks his combined XI for the Ashes (36:40) before the boys revisit their pre-series predictions with surprising results (48:21)! Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

58:01

EP79 - S1

2 Aug 23

Ashes Talk - Broad signs off in style as England draw series with classic Oval victory

The 2023 Ashes came down to the final session of the final day of the final Test at The Oval, where England defied a gallant Australia and the wet weather to win by 49 runs and level the series 2-2. As usual, there was controversy with Ben Stokes reviewing a catch he dropped and the 'new' old ball having great impact, bit in the end it was Stuart Broad who finished his amazing career with the match-winning wicket. What a series! Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin review all the action on day five.  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Ashes Talk - Broad signs off in style as England draw series with classic Oval victory

The 2023 Ashes came down to the final session of the final day of the final Test at The Oval, where England defied a gallant Australia and the wet weather to win by 49 runs and level the series 2-2. As usual, there was controversy with Ben Stokes reviewing a catch he dropped and the 'new' old ball having great impact, bit in the end it was Stuart Broad who finished his amazing career with the match-winning wicket. What a series! Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin review all the action on day five.  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

18:31

EP78 - S1

31 Jul 23

Ashes Talk - Warner, Khawaja give Australia a shot at making Ashes history

Australia require 249 runs to win the fifth Test at The Oval and the series after David Warner and Usman Khawaja combined for an unbeaten stand of 135 on day four to give the visitors a great shot at creating some Ashes history. There was a guard of honour for Stuart Broad, a beamer by James Anderson and some questionable bowling tactics by Ben Stokes. Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin wrap it all up for you.  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Ashes Talk - Warner, Khawaja give Australia a shot at making Ashes history

Australia require 249 runs to win the fifth Test at The Oval and the series after David Warner and Usman Khawaja combined for an unbeaten stand of 135 on day four to give the visitors a great shot at creating some Ashes history. There was a guard of honour for Stuart Broad, a beamer by James Anderson and some questionable bowling tactics by Ben Stokes. Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin wrap it all up for you.  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

18:10

EP77 - S1

30 Jul 23

Ashes Talk - England pummel Australia to post huge target as Stuart Broad retires!

Australia will need to defy history if they are to win at The Oval and their first Ashes series in the UK since 2001. The Aussies trail England by 377 at stumps on day three, with Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Zak Crawley all making rapid half-centuries, with Mitch Starc taking four wickets. But the big news came at the end of the day when England great Stuart Broad announced this will be his last Test match. Jack Heverin and Sam Ferris take you through all the action.  Stuart Broad on the Howie Games Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Ashes Talk - England pummel Australia to post huge target as Stuart Broad retires!

Australia will need to defy history if they are to win at The Oval and their first Ashes series in the UK since 2001. The Aussies trail England by 377 at stumps on day three, with Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Zak Crawley all making rapid half-centuries, with Mitch Starc taking four wickets. But the big news came at the end of the day when England great Stuart Broad announced this will be his last Test match. Jack Heverin and Sam Ferris take you through all the action.  Stuart Broad on the Howie Games Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

23:53

EP76 - S1

29 Jul 23

Ashes Talk - Fifth Test on a knife's edge as England fights back after Australia's go-slow

The fifth Test at The Oval is in the balance with Australia holding a slender 12-run first-innings lead at stumps on day two. Steve Smith top-scored with 71 while Usman Khawaja, Pat Cummins and Todd Murphy all made key contributions with the bat. Jack Heverin and Sam Ferris recap the day two action.  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Ashes Talk - Fifth Test on a knife's edge as England fights back after Australia's go-slow

The fifth Test at The Oval is in the balance with Australia holding a slender 12-run first-innings lead at stumps on day two. Steve Smith top-scored with 71 while Usman Khawaja, Pat Cummins and Todd Murphy all made key contributions with the bat. Jack Heverin and Sam Ferris recap the day two action.  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

20:52

EP75 - S1

28 Jul 23

Ashes Talk - Starc sizzles but a great day goes begging as Australia drop five catches

"It was a good day but it could have been a great day," says Brad Haddin after Australia finished day one at The Oval on 1-61, 222 runs adrift of England's first innings of 283. It could have been much better had Australia held on to five dropped catches but Pat Cummins' side do take the day one honours having won the toss and elected to bowl. Adam Peacock and Haddin wrap up the day's play for you.  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Ashes Talk - Starc sizzles but a great day goes begging as Australia drop five catches

"It was a good day but it could have been a great day," says Brad Haddin after Australia finished day one at The Oval on 1-61, 222 runs adrift of England's first innings of 283. It could have been much better had Australia held on to five dropped catches but Pat Cummins' side do take the day one honours having won the toss and elected to bowl. Adam Peacock and Haddin wrap up the day's play for you.  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

18:40

EP74 - S1

27 Jul 23

Ashes Talk - Travis Head talks The Oval, intense warm-ups & Steve Smith's "dog" act!

Aussie superstar Travis Head joins Sam Ferris to preview the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval, where Australia will win the urn outright with a win or draw. Trav talks about Todd Murphy's chances of playing, intense warm-ups, Steve Smith's preparation, England's unchanged XI, tactical changes and if Patty Cummins is easy on the shout!  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Ashes Talk - Travis Head talks The Oval, intense warm-ups & Steve Smith's "dog" act!

Aussie superstar Travis Head joins Sam Ferris to preview the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval, where Australia will win the urn outright with a win or draw. Trav talks about Todd Murphy's chances of playing, intense warm-ups, Steve Smith's preparation, England's unchanged XI, tactical changes and if Patty Cummins is easy on the shout!  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

16:20

EP73 - S1

26 Jul 23

Fourth Ashes Test review, fifth Ashes Test preview & Cricket Australia's top priority

Australia has retained the urn but the job is not done yet. Adam Peacock, Callum Ferguson and Ben Horne review the dramatic downpour in Manchester and all the action including the pressure on Aussie captain Pat Cummins. Then the boys preview the fifth Ashes Test at Old Trafford name the players who have had the most impact on the series so far.   Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Fourth Ashes Test review, fifth Ashes Test preview & Cricket Australia's top priority

Australia has retained the urn but the job is not done yet. Adam Peacock, Callum Ferguson and Ben Horne review the dramatic downpour in Manchester and all the action including the pressure on Aussie captain Pat Cummins. Then the boys preview the fifth Ashes Test at Old Trafford name the players who have had the most impact on the series so far.   Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

37:47

EP72 - S1

25 Jul 23

Ashes Talk - Travis Head talks retaining the Ashes, Ricky Ponting's doppelgänger and the most outrageous question he's ever heard

Aussie middle-order superstar Travis Head joins Willow Talk's Adam Peacock to review the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford where Australia drew with England and retained the urn with one match to play. Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Ashes Talk - Travis Head talks retaining the Ashes, Ricky Ponting's doppelgänger and the most outrageous question he's ever heard

Aussie middle-order superstar Travis Head joins Willow Talk's Adam Peacock to review the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford where Australia drew with England and retained the urn with one match to play. Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

15:28

EP71 - S1

24 Jul 23

Ashes Talk - Australia retain the urn after day five washout as Stokes declares his one regret

Not a ball was bowled on day five at Old Trafford, meaning the match ended in a draw and with it Australia retaining the Ashes holding a 2-1 series lead with one match to play. Hear from both captains Pat Cummins and Ben Stokes as Adam Peacock and Sam Ferris wrap it all up for you.  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Ashes Talk - Australia retain the urn after day five washout as Stokes declares his one regret

Not a ball was bowled on day five at Old Trafford, meaning the match ended in a draw and with it Australia retaining the Ashes holding a 2-1 series lead with one match to play. Hear from both captains Pat Cummins and Ben Stokes as Adam Peacock and Sam Ferris wrap it all up for you.  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

16:30

EP70 - S1

23 Jul 23

Ashes Talk - Labuschagne century leads Aussie fightback as rain wrecks day four

Australia are still fighting in the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford after Marnus Labuschagne scored 111 - his first Test hundred in England - to defy England and keep the visitors' hopes of a draw alive. Only 30 overs were bowled on day four due to rain but there was plenty of action nonetheless. Jack Heverin and Sam Ferris wrap it all up for you. Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Ashes Talk - Labuschagne century leads Aussie fightback as rain wrecks day four

Australia are still fighting in the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford after Marnus Labuschagne scored 111 - his first Test hundred in England - to defy England and keep the visitors' hopes of a draw alive. Only 30 overs were bowled on day four due to rain but there was plenty of action nonetheless. Jack Heverin and Sam Ferris wrap it all up for you. Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

20:14

EP69 - S1

22 Jul 23

Ashes Talk - Aussies on the ropes as Jonny Bairstow goes berserk

Only rain will save Australia in the fourth Ashes Test in Manchester after another dominant day by England. Jonny Bairstow cut loose, scoring 99 not out off only 81 balls as England posted 592 and a huge lead of 275 runs. Australia batted 41 overs and it was Mark Wood again who again did the damage with three vital wickets to leave the visitors 4-113 at stumps, still trailing by 162 runs. Jack Heverin and Sam Ferris break it all down for you.  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Ashes Talk - Aussies on the ropes as Jonny Bairstow goes berserk

Only rain will save Australia in the fourth Ashes Test in Manchester after another dominant day by England. Jonny Bairstow cut loose, scoring 99 not out off only 81 balls as England posted 592 and a huge lead of 275 runs. Australia batted 41 overs and it was Mark Wood again who again did the damage with three vital wickets to leave the visitors 4-113 at stumps, still trailing by 162 runs. Jack Heverin and Sam Ferris break it all down for you.  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

20:05

EP68 - S1

21 Jul 23

Ashes Talk - Crawley carnage on horror day two for Australia

Look away, Aussie fans. Day two at Old Trafford was dominated by England, led by opener Zak Crawley and his magnificent, brutal innings of 189. England lead by 67 runs with six wickets in hand as Pat Cummins and his team had their worst day of the Ashes tour, with an injury scare to Mitch Starc to boot (well, to his shoulder). Adam Peacock and Sam Ferris wrap up all the action and quietly start praying for rain.  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Ashes Talk - Crawley carnage on horror day two for Australia

Look away, Aussie fans. Day two at Old Trafford was dominated by England, led by opener Zak Crawley and his magnificent, brutal innings of 189. England lead by 67 runs with six wickets in hand as Pat Cummins and his team had their worst day of the Ashes tour, with an injury scare to Mitch Starc to boot (well, to his shoulder). Adam Peacock and Sam Ferris wrap up all the action and quietly start praying for rain.  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

17:55

EP67 - S1

20 Jul 23

Ashes Talk - Australia let slip golden opportunity as day one ends in the balance

Australia will be ruing not capitalising on starts to almost all their top seven batters on another intriguing day of Ashes cricket. At stumps on day one in Manchester, Australia are 8-299 having had six of their top seven pass doubles figures with only two batters reaching 50 and not much more. Jack Heverin and Sam Ferris dissect the first day's play and begrudgingly praise Stuart Broad for taking his 600th Test wicket!  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Ashes Talk - Australia let slip golden opportunity as day one ends in the balance

Australia will be ruing not capitalising on starts to almost all their top seven batters on another intriguing day of Ashes cricket. At stumps on day one in Manchester, Australia are 8-299 having had six of their top seven pass doubles figures with only two batters reaching 50 and not much more. Jack Heverin and Sam Ferris dissect the first day's play and begrudgingly praise Stuart Broad for taking his 600th Test wicket!  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

20:30

EP66 - S1

19 Jul 23

Ashes Talk - Travis Head previews the 4th Ashes Test & Australia's surprise selections

Australia superstar Travis Head joins Adam Peacock to preview the fourth Ashes Test in Manchester, recap his time off in Amsterdam, reveal Australia's two changes to their XI, meeting a surprise guest at training and what's doing with his mo! Follow Willow Talk on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Ashes Talk - Travis Head previews the 4th Ashes Test & Australia's surprise selections

Australia superstar Travis Head joins Adam Peacock to preview the fourth Ashes Test in Manchester, recap his time off in Amsterdam, reveal Australia's two changes to their XI, meeting a surprise guest at training and what's doing with his mo! Follow Willow Talk on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

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18 Jul 23

Nathan Lyon talks blowing his calf to bits, Lord's tears & classic celebrations + Australia retain Women's Ashes!

For the first time since returning home from England, injured Aussie spinner Nathan Lyon joins Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin to talk about his injury and rehab, his experience at Lord's after the Jonny Bairstow stumping, previews the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford and shares some classic stories from his brilliant career. The boys also discuss Australia's thrilling win at Southampton to retain the Women's Ashes, plus our Risers and Fallers of the week!  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

Nathan Lyon talks blowing his calf to bits, Lord's tears & classic celebrations + Australia retain Women's Ashes!

For the first time since returning home from England, injured Aussie spinner Nathan Lyon joins Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin to talk about his injury and rehab, his experience at Lord's after the Jonny Bairstow stumping, previews the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford and shares some classic stories from his brilliant career. The boys also discuss Australia's thrilling win at Southampton to retain the Women's Ashes, plus our Risers and Fallers of the week!  Follow on Apple and Spotify Drop us a message on Instagram and TikTok! 

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17 Jul 23

Haddin's hilarious Ashes escape, Manchester selections conundrums, probing fan questions and RIP ODIs?

Join Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin as they discuss Hadds' turning up late after a big night on the 2005 Ashes tour, the thrilling third Ashes Test at Headingley and what the teams might look for the fourth Test at Old Trafford. Then Hadds answers a handful of curly listener questions before the boys talk about Major League Cricket in the US of A and the MCC's suggestion to cut back ODI cricket! 

Haddin's hilarious Ashes escape, Manchester selections conundrums, probing fan questions and RIP ODIs?

Join Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin as they discuss Hadds' turning up late after a big night on the 2005 Ashes tour, the thrilling third Ashes Test at Headingley and what the teams might look for the fourth Test at Old Trafford. Then Hadds answers a handful of curly listener questions before the boys talk about Major League Cricket in the US of A and the MCC's suggestion to cut back ODI cricket! 

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12 Jul 23

Ashes Talk - Travis Head on Headingley, Bairstow, Stokes, Wood and ... Amsterdam?!

Aussie superstar Travis Head joins Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin to recap the third Ashes Test at Headingley where England won by three wickets to make it 2-1 in favour of the visitors with two matches to play. Travis also shares what it's been like countering Ben Stokes, facing Mark Wood and where the Aussies are headed on their quick break before the fourth Test in Manchester. 

Ashes Talk - Travis Head on Headingley, Bairstow, Stokes, Wood and ... Amsterdam?!

Aussie superstar Travis Head joins Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin to recap the third Ashes Test at Headingley where England won by three wickets to make it 2-1 in favour of the visitors with two matches to play. Travis also shares what it's been like countering Ben Stokes, facing Mark Wood and where the Aussies are headed on their quick break before the fourth Test in Manchester. 

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10 Jul 23

Ashes Talk - England keep the Ashes alive after another dramatic run chase

The Ashes is alive! England hold their nerve to secure a three-wicket win at Headingley and make it 2-1 to Australia with two Tests to play. Harry Brook and Chris Woakes were the heroes for England, while Mitch Starc claimed 5-78. Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin recap day four. 

Ashes Talk - England keep the Ashes alive after another dramatic run chase

The Ashes is alive! England hold their nerve to secure a three-wicket win at Headingley and make it 2-1 to Australia with two Tests to play. Harry Brook and Chris Woakes were the heroes for England, while Mitch Starc claimed 5-78. Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin recap day four. 

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9 Jul 23

Ashes Talk - England strike back hard after Head's heroics

England are now the favourites to win the third Ashes Test in Leeds after a terrific day with ball and bat. Ben Stokes' side require a further 224 runs with all 10 second-innings wickets in hand to keep the Ashes series alive. It could have been much worse for Australia had Travis Head not scored a fighting 77. Recapping all the day three action for you is Sam Ferris. 

Ashes Talk - England strike back hard after Head's heroics

England are now the favourites to win the third Ashes Test in Leeds after a terrific day with ball and bat. Ben Stokes' side require a further 224 runs with all 10 second-innings wickets in hand to keep the Ashes series alive. It could have been much worse for Australia had Travis Head not scored a fighting 77. Recapping all the day three action for you is Sam Ferris. 

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8 Jul 23

Ashes Talk - "See ya, Smudge!": Hostilities return on a see-sawing day at Headingley

The third Test is in the balance as momentum shifted throughout day three at Headingley. Pat Cummins picked up six wickets, Ben Stokes went berserk again and Australia's top order wobbled, but at stumps Mitch Marsh and Travis Head guided Australia to 4-116, a lead of 142 runs. Jack Heverin and Sam Ferris recap the action. 

Ashes Talk - "See ya, Smudge!": Hostilities return on a see-sawing day at Headingley

The third Test is in the balance as momentum shifted throughout day three at Headingley. Pat Cummins picked up six wickets, Ben Stokes went berserk again and Australia's top order wobbled, but at stumps Mitch Marsh and Travis Head guided Australia to 4-116, a lead of 142 runs. Jack Heverin and Sam Ferris recap the action. 

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7 Jul 23

Ashes Talk - Mitch Marsh mauls England, Mark Wood scorches Aussies & another big injury blow

Mitch Marsh marked his return to Test cricket with one of the most brutal centuries in Ashes history, hitting 118 from as many balls to rescue Australia on day one at Headingley. Mark Wood clocked the fastest ball ever in an Ashes contest as he took five wickets to bolw Australia out for 263, but two quick wickets to Pat Cummins and one to Marsh with the Midas touch left England 3-68 at stumps and the match right in the balance. Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin recap all the drama for you. 

Ashes Talk - Mitch Marsh mauls England, Mark Wood scorches Aussies & another big injury blow

Mitch Marsh marked his return to Test cricket with one of the most brutal centuries in Ashes history, hitting 118 from as many balls to rescue Australia on day one at Headingley. Mark Wood clocked the fastest ball ever in an Ashes contest as he took five wickets to bolw Australia out for 263, but two quick wickets to Pat Cummins and one to Marsh with the Midas touch left England 3-68 at stumps and the match right in the balance. Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin recap all the drama for you. 

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6 Jul 23

Travis Head previews the 3rd Ashes Test, Steve Smith's milestone match and England's aggressive XI

Aussie superstar Travis Head joins Jack Heverin to preview the third Ashes Test at Headingley, where Steve Smith plays his 100th match in the Baggy Green, where England will field a new-look XI with three changes, where the Aussies are expecting a hostile crowd, and where Trav certain't won't be playing Monopoly Deal in a rain delay!  

Travis Head previews the 3rd Ashes Test, Steve Smith's milestone match and England's aggressive XI

Aussie superstar Travis Head joins Jack Heverin to preview the third Ashes Test at Headingley, where Steve Smith plays his 100th match in the Baggy Green, where England will field a new-look XI with three changes, where the Aussies are expecting a hostile crowd, and where Trav certain't won't be playing Monopoly Deal in a rain delay!  

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5 Jul 23

Travis Head takes us inside the fiery Jonny Bairstow Ashes drama

Go out into the middle of the most divisive dismissal in Ashes history with Australia batter Travis Head, who shares with you what was said between Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Stuart Broad and the Aussies on day five at Lord’s plus how the Long Room behaved towards the players on that fateful day. Adam Peacock, Brad Haddin and Ben Horne also review the second Ashes Test, look ahead to the third Test at Headingley and name our risers and fallers for the week. Follow Willow Talk on Instagram and TikTok ------ Subscribe to Willow Talk on LiSTNR Subscribe to Willow Talk on Apple Podcasts Subscribe to Willow Talk on Spotify

Travis Head takes us inside the fiery Jonny Bairstow Ashes drama

Go out into the middle of the most divisive dismissal in Ashes history with Australia batter Travis Head, who shares with you what was said between Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Stuart Broad and the Aussies on day five at Lord’s plus how the Long Room behaved towards the players on that fateful day. Adam Peacock, Brad Haddin and Ben Horne also review the second Ashes Test, look ahead to the third Test at Headingley and name our risers and fallers for the week. Follow Willow Talk on Instagram and TikTok ------ Subscribe to Willow Talk on LiSTNR Subscribe to Willow Talk on Apple Podcasts Subscribe to Willow Talk on Spotify

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4 Jul 23

Ashes Talk - Bairstow's 'brain fade', Stokes' brilliance & Australia's epic win to go 2-nil up

Australia are one win away from winning the Ashes after a pulsating 43-run victory at Lord's in the second Test. Ben Stokes threatened to do a Headingley 2019 all over again, scoring 155, but Australia held their nerve to bowl England out in the afternoon session. But the big talking point was the stumping/run out of Johnny Bairstow. Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin unpack it all for you. 

Ashes Talk - Bairstow's 'brain fade', Stokes' brilliance & Australia's epic win to go 2-nil up

Australia are one win away from winning the Ashes after a pulsating 43-run victory at Lord's in the second Test. Ben Stokes threatened to do a Headingley 2019 all over again, scoring 155, but Australia held their nerve to bowl England out in the afternoon session. But the big talking point was the stumping/run out of Johnny Bairstow. Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin unpack it all for you. 

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2 Jul 23

Ashes Talk - Lyon defies modern medicine, Cummins & Starc rip through England and another controversial catch

Day four at Lord's had it all! Australia get bounced out by England but not before Nathan Lyon bravely comes out to bat, then Mitch Starc and Pat Cummins produce two incredible deliveries to tear through England's top order but just as stumps approached, England get a reprieve when a controversial catch is ruled not out. To recap it all join Jack Heverin and Sam Ferris. 

Ashes Talk - Lyon defies modern medicine, Cummins & Starc rip through England and another controversial catch

Day four at Lord's had it all! Australia get bounced out by England but not before Nathan Lyon bravely comes out to bat, then Mitch Starc and Pat Cummins produce two incredible deliveries to tear through England's top order but just as stumps approached, England get a reprieve when a controversial catch is ruled not out. To recap it all join Jack Heverin and Sam Ferris. 

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1 Jul 23

Ashes Talk - Bouncer barrage blunts Bazball as Australia tighten grip on Lord's Test

Australia are on top of the second Ashes Test after a dominant day three at Lord's. It started with Australia breezing through England's final six wickets in the morning session and finished with Usman Khawaja (again!) and Steve Smith walking off the pitch when rain brought about early stumps. Jack Heverin and Sam Ferris talk you through it all. 

Ashes Talk - Bouncer barrage blunts Bazball as Australia tighten grip on Lord's Test

Australia are on top of the second Ashes Test after a dominant day three at Lord's. It started with Australia breezing through England's final six wickets in the morning session and finished with Usman Khawaja (again!) and Steve Smith walking off the pitch when rain brought about early stumps. Jack Heverin and Sam Ferris talk you through it all. 

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30 Jun 23

Ashes Talk - Lord's Test in the balance as Australia suffer a major injury blow

What a Test match we have on our hands. After Steve Smith scored his 32nd Test ton, Australia were bowled out for 416. As England cruised to 1-181, things went from bad to worse when Nathan Lyon suffered a calf injury, possibly ruling him out for the series. But the Aussies fought back in the GOAT's absence. Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin recap the day's play for you. 

Ashes Talk - Lord's Test in the balance as Australia suffer a major injury blow

What a Test match we have on our hands. After Steve Smith scored his 32nd Test ton, Australia were bowled out for 416. As England cruised to 1-181, things went from bad to worse when Nathan Lyon suffered a calf injury, possibly ruling him out for the series. But the Aussies fought back in the GOAT's absence. Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin recap the day's play for you. 

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29 Jun 23

Ashes Talk - Australia's day at Lord's after a TravBall special

Lord's have mercy! Australia find themselves on top at stumps of day one of the second Test with Steve Smith closing in on Test match century No.32. But there was plenty of drama between the first ball of the day and the last, including dropped catches, DRS decisions, drizzle and pitch invaders! Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin bring you up to speed with all that went down at Lord's.  Follow Willow Talk on TikTok and Instagram

Ashes Talk - Australia's day at Lord's after a TravBall special

Lord's have mercy! Australia find themselves on top at stumps of day one of the second Test with Steve Smith closing in on Test match century No.32. But there was plenty of drama between the first ball of the day and the last, including dropped catches, DRS decisions, drizzle and pitch invaders! Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin bring you up to speed with all that went down at Lord's.  Follow Willow Talk on TikTok and Instagram

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28 Jun 23

Travis Head talks Edgbaston celebrations, England’s chat & Lord’s lunches + Ash Gardner’s Ashes heroics

Aussie gun Travis Head joins Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin to reveal how the Aussie celebrated the first Test win and who was best on ground, the clashing styles between Australia and England, the second Test pitch, England’s chat, Steve Smith and the Lord’s lunches. Then Adam and Brad preview the second Test at Lord’s and Brad’s memories of the Home of Cricket. Finally, the boys discuss Australia’s awesome win in the one-off Women’s Ashes Test match and the heroic performances from Ash Gardner and Alyssa Healy. Follow Willow Talk on TikTok and Instagram

Travis Head talks Edgbaston celebrations, England’s chat & Lord’s lunches + Ash Gardner’s Ashes heroics

Aussie gun Travis Head joins Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin to reveal how the Aussie celebrated the first Test win and who was best on ground, the clashing styles between Australia and England, the second Test pitch, England’s chat, Steve Smith and the Lord’s lunches. Then Adam and Brad preview the second Test at Lord’s and Brad’s memories of the Home of Cricket. Finally, the boys discuss Australia’s awesome win in the one-off Women’s Ashes Test match and the heroic performances from Ash Gardner and Alyssa Healy. Follow Willow Talk on TikTok and Instagram

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27 Jun 23

Bazball Backfires, Khawaja's Status Soars, Lord's Look Ahead, Women's Ashes Preview & The Best Feeds On Tour

Adam Peacock, Brad Haddin and Ben Horne review the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston (3:10), looking into England's tactics and possible problems (5:30), Usman Khawaja's incredible Test comeback (20:00), what to expect in the second Test at Lord's (23:30), possible changes for both sides (31:15), a look at the Women's Ashes starting tonight (35:05), and we nominate our risers and fallers for the week (39:55).  Follow Willow Talk on Instagram and TikTok

Bazball Backfires, Khawaja's Status Soars, Lord's Look Ahead, Women's Ashes Preview & The Best Feeds On Tour

Adam Peacock, Brad Haddin and Ben Horne review the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston (3:10), looking into England's tactics and possible problems (5:30), Usman Khawaja's incredible Test comeback (20:00), what to expect in the second Test at Lord's (23:30), possible changes for both sides (31:15), a look at the Women's Ashes starting tonight (35:05), and we nominate our risers and fallers for the week (39:55).  Follow Willow Talk on Instagram and TikTok

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21 Jun 23

Ashes Talk - Ice in his veins! Cummins lifts Australia to unbelievable Edgbaston win!

Incredible! Australia have won the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston by just two wickets after Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon put on 55 runs for the 9th wicket to chase down the target of 281 on the final day. Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin break down all the drama of day five and how the two camps will be feeling after one of the greatest Ashes Tests ever. 

Ashes Talk - Ice in his veins! Cummins lifts Australia to unbelievable Edgbaston win!

Incredible! Australia have won the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston by just two wickets after Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon put on 55 runs for the 9th wicket to chase down the target of 281 on the final day. Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin break down all the drama of day five and how the two camps will be feeling after one of the greatest Ashes Tests ever. 

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20 Jun 23

Ashes Talk - Another stunning day sets up thrilling finish at Edgbaston

We've got a Test match on our hands, folks! Australia require 174 more runs with seven wickets in hand on day five to win the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston. Brad Haddin and Adam Peacock unpack a wild day four including Joe Root's audacious stroke play, Pat Cummins brilliant yorker and Stuart Broad's double-wicket spell late in the day that may have tipped the scales in favour of England. Hold on to your butts!

Ashes Talk - Another stunning day sets up thrilling finish at Edgbaston

We've got a Test match on our hands, folks! Australia require 174 more runs with seven wickets in hand on day five to win the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston. Brad Haddin and Adam Peacock unpack a wild day four including Joe Root's audacious stroke play, Pat Cummins brilliant yorker and Stuart Broad's double-wicket spell late in the day that may have tipped the scales in favour of England. Hold on to your butts!

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19 Jun 23

Ashes Talk - Advantage Australia after late double strike

Two wickets in four balls has Australia a nose in front of the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston after the visitors got with seven runs on the first innings. Brad Haddin and Adam Peacock break down day three in Birmingham including the ICC fining Moeen Ali 25 per cent of his match fee. 

Ashes Talk - Advantage Australia after late double strike

Two wickets in four balls has Australia a nose in front of the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston after the visitors got with seven runs on the first innings. Brad Haddin and Adam Peacock break down day three in Birmingham including the ICC fining Moeen Ali 25 per cent of his match fee. 

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18 Jun 23

Ashes Talk - Classic Khawaja century keeps Australia in the first Test

Usman Khawaja's 15th Test century, along with key contributions from Travis Head, Cameron Green and Alex Carey have kept Australia in the first Test after Stuart Broad struck twice in two balls to leave the Aussies reeling in the opening session. Jack Heverin and Sam Ferris unpack all the key moments from day two of the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston. 

Ashes Talk - Classic Khawaja century keeps Australia in the first Test

Usman Khawaja's 15th Test century, along with key contributions from Travis Head, Cameron Green and Alex Carey have kept Australia in the first Test after Stuart Broad struck twice in two balls to leave the Aussies reeling in the opening session. Jack Heverin and Sam Ferris unpack all the key moments from day two of the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston. 

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17 Jun 23

Ashes Talk - The Ashes begins in WILD scenes at Edgbaston!

What a start to The Ashes! Jack Heverin and Sam Ferris recap everything from England's astonishing start, Joe Root's brilliant century, the bizarre dismissal of Harry Brook, Ben Stokes' crazy/brave declaration and Mitch Marsh fooling us all! 

Ashes Talk - The Ashes begins in WILD scenes at Edgbaston!

What a start to The Ashes! Jack Heverin and Sam Ferris recap everything from England's astonishing start, Joe Root's brilliant century, the bizarre dismissal of Harry Brook, Ben Stokes' crazy/brave declaration and Mitch Marsh fooling us all! 

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16 Jun 23

The Ashes preview! Key storylines, players to watch, series predictions and classic Ashes memories.

The Ashes have arrived! Adam Peacock, Brad Haddin and Greg Blewett preview the whole series, starting with Australia and who will make the first Test XI (3:27), then England and what happens if 'Bazball' fails (16:34), the players to watch from both teams (25:50), a trip down memory lane revisiting Hadds' and Blewy's Ashes debuts (30:05), the boys answer listener questions (36:15), and finish with series predictions including who might retire! (44:14).

The Ashes preview! Key storylines, players to watch, series predictions and classic Ashes memories.

The Ashes have arrived! Adam Peacock, Brad Haddin and Greg Blewett preview the whole series, starting with Australia and who will make the first Test XI (3:27), then England and what happens if 'Bazball' fails (16:34), the players to watch from both teams (25:50), a trip down memory lane revisiting Hadds' and Blewy's Ashes debuts (30:05), the boys answer listener questions (36:15), and finish with series predictions including who might retire! (44:14).

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14 Jun 23

Australia wins the World Test Championship Final, Cameron Green's controversial catch and Hads' best celebration stories

Champions! Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin break down Australia's 209-run win over India in the World Test Championship Final at The Oval (1:50), dissect Cameron Green's controversial catch (20:50), re-live some of Hads' most memorable celebrations (25:20), and name their Risers and Fallers of the week (31:20).  Follow Willow Talk on Instagram and TikTok. 

Australia wins the World Test Championship Final, Cameron Green's controversial catch and Hads' best celebration stories

Champions! Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin break down Australia's 209-run win over India in the World Test Championship Final at The Oval (1:50), dissect Cameron Green's controversial catch (20:50), re-live some of Hads' most memorable celebrations (25:20), and name their Risers and Fallers of the week (31:20).  Follow Willow Talk on Instagram and TikTok. 

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13 Jun 23

World Test Championship Final preview, David Warner sets his retirement date, England's injury blow and golf bullies

Josh Hazlewood is out of the World Test Championship, but who will be his replacement? (2:30) Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin preview the Test Match between Australia and India from the Oval in England which involves some pretty nice prize money for the whoever becomes the World Champs (15:30). We also continue the countdown to the Ashes, including Jack Leach's "massive" omission (23:00). How big of a blow will it prove to be? And how will it impact their team make-up? The latest twist in David Warner's career includes his retirement date (16:30) and the media's reaction (17:30). Plus, Brad Haddin's memories of his first interactions with the cocky little fighter who did things his way (21:00). Plus, we explore the controversial topic of golf bullies (29:00) after the Aussies Longest Drive competition as they settle in to English conditions (28:00). Catch all the cricket stories and analysis on the eve of one of the most talked about Ashes series' ever. 

World Test Championship Final preview, David Warner sets his retirement date, England's injury blow and golf bullies

Josh Hazlewood is out of the World Test Championship, but who will be his replacement? (2:30) Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin preview the Test Match between Australia and India from the Oval in England which involves some pretty nice prize money for the whoever becomes the World Champs (15:30). We also continue the countdown to the Ashes, including Jack Leach's "massive" omission (23:00). How big of a blow will it prove to be? And how will it impact their team make-up? The latest twist in David Warner's career includes his retirement date (16:30) and the media's reaction (17:30). Plus, Brad Haddin's memories of his first interactions with the cocky little fighter who did things his way (21:00). Plus, we explore the controversial topic of golf bullies (29:00) after the Aussies Longest Drive competition as they settle in to English conditions (28:00). Catch all the cricket stories and analysis on the eve of one of the most talked about Ashes series' ever. 

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5 Jun 23

How serious is the World Test Championship? An IPL fairytale, The sledge, Travelling Ireland and the latest on our Aussie Women

It's game on as Australia and India get set to face off in the the World Test Championship next week (11.05), and Hads predicts the Aussie's will be seeking redemption. As we push towards the Ashes, we discuss nice guys, the sledge (2:45) and Hads has some tactics to get Ben Stokes off his game (3:25). Plus, the impact of Brendan McCullum on English cricket (12:30). England's preparation involve a clash with Ireland - no better excuse for Hads to take us deep inside an Australia A tour against Ireland (16:30). We go through the strategy behind the fairytale finish in the IPL (25:30) and discuss how the Australian Women will replace Meg Lanning (32:00).

How serious is the World Test Championship? An IPL fairytale, The sledge, Travelling Ireland and the latest on our Aussie Women

It's game on as Australia and India get set to face off in the the World Test Championship next week (11.05), and Hads predicts the Aussie's will be seeking redemption. As we push towards the Ashes, we discuss nice guys, the sledge (2:45) and Hads has some tactics to get Ben Stokes off his game (3:25). Plus, the impact of Brendan McCullum on English cricket (12:30). England's preparation involve a clash with Ireland - no better excuse for Hads to take us deep inside an Australia A tour against Ireland (16:30). We go through the strategy behind the fairytale finish in the IPL (25:30) and discuss how the Australian Women will replace Meg Lanning (32:00).

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31 May 23

Foakes, Stokes, Woakes and Jokes... Plus the most courageous Ashes innings in history and Broad V Warner

The countdown to the Ashes is gaining momentum, we have all the latest rumblings and some unbelievable Ashes Story Time for you.  Is England's bowling depth in trouble? Or is it all just a hoax? (5.35) We detail the Broad v Warner battle ahead (9:01), including Hads' bold David Warner prediction.  Hads reveals the heart wrenching details behind one of the most interesting innings' in Ashes history (20:30). It's all a part of Brad Haddin's massive welcome home episode, after two months in India working for the Punjab Kings in the IPL. We wrap up it all up, including three-million dollar man Cam Green's coming of age in the biggest pressure environment on the planet (28:45).  Plus the best of the rest of the bits and bobs in the world of cricket. 

Foakes, Stokes, Woakes and Jokes... Plus the most courageous Ashes innings in history and Broad V Warner

The countdown to the Ashes is gaining momentum, we have all the latest rumblings and some unbelievable Ashes Story Time for you.  Is England's bowling depth in trouble? Or is it all just a hoax? (5.35) We detail the Broad v Warner battle ahead (9:01), including Hads' bold David Warner prediction.  Hads reveals the heart wrenching details behind one of the most interesting innings' in Ashes history (20:30). It's all a part of Brad Haddin's massive welcome home episode, after two months in India working for the Punjab Kings in the IPL. We wrap up it all up, including three-million dollar man Cam Green's coming of age in the biggest pressure environment on the planet (28:45).  Plus the best of the rest of the bits and bobs in the world of cricket. 

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25 May 23

Hads meets the Dalai Lama, Jofra Archer out of the Ashes and all the fallout from the Aussie Summer Schedule

The team dissect the Aussie Summer schedule - and it's different from what we are used to. What will a Day Night Test at the Gabba look like? And how much will we miss it in Adelaide? (6:00) Plus, Hads' take on the New Years Test being at risk of leaving Sydney. (Hint* The response is STRONG) (8:30).  All the headlines out of England, including Jofra Archer out of the Ashes (12:00). The big Bairstow decision which could backfire on the Poms (14:00). And there is no way in the world that Ben Stokes doesn't bowl (18:00). The boys analyse Steve Smith versus journo Daniel Cherney on Twitter (19:00). Who gets the points? Hads meets the Dalai Lama (29:00) and the most picturesque ground in the world (31:00). And is the landscape changing with franchise cricket? (33:30)

Hads meets the Dalai Lama, Jofra Archer out of the Ashes and all the fallout from the Aussie Summer Schedule

The team dissect the Aussie Summer schedule - and it's different from what we are used to. What will a Day Night Test at the Gabba look like? And how much will we miss it in Adelaide? (6:00) Plus, Hads' take on the New Years Test being at risk of leaving Sydney. (Hint* The response is STRONG) (8:30).  All the headlines out of England, including Jofra Archer out of the Ashes (12:00). The big Bairstow decision which could backfire on the Poms (14:00). And there is no way in the world that Ben Stokes doesn't bowl (18:00). The boys analyse Steve Smith versus journo Daniel Cherney on Twitter (19:00). Who gets the points? Hads meets the Dalai Lama (29:00) and the most picturesque ground in the world (31:00). And is the landscape changing with franchise cricket? (33:30)

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18 May 23

Willow Talk and The Howie Games - The insights of commentating the IPL with Mark Howard

The Howie Games host and IPL commentator Mark "Howie" Howard joins Adam Peacock live from Kolkata for a very special Willow Talk.  Howie takes us behind the scenes as to what it has been like in India for his three weeks commentating the Indian Premier League.  From casual cricket games with the locals, a bamboozling nets session, sharing a gym with Virat Kohli, the billion dollar cricket industry that is the IPL, the big names, dinner with Finchy and life in India itself.  Check out Howie's Podcast here, including his top-line cricket guests including Harsha Bhogle, Aaron Finch, Pat Cummins and more. 

Willow Talk and The Howie Games - The insights of commentating the IPL with Mark Howard

The Howie Games host and IPL commentator Mark "Howie" Howard joins Adam Peacock live from Kolkata for a very special Willow Talk.  Howie takes us behind the scenes as to what it has been like in India for his three weeks commentating the Indian Premier League.  From casual cricket games with the locals, a bamboozling nets session, sharing a gym with Virat Kohli, the billion dollar cricket industry that is the IPL, the big names, dinner with Finchy and life in India itself.  Check out Howie's Podcast here, including his top-line cricket guests including Harsha Bhogle, Aaron Finch, Pat Cummins and more. 

01:04:05

EP38 - S1

11 May 23

Steve Smith making waves in England already, King Kohli's blow up and all the latest from the IPL

The number two Test batsmen in the world, Steve Smith, will play three games of County Cricket for Sussex in the lead up to the Ashes, and the English media has cracked it (3:30). But, what does it really mean for his Ashes preparation? (8:20). Plus, all the fiery recollections from Brad Haddins first Ashes Test Match in Cardiff in 2009 (13:30), including some slow play tactics from the Poms.  Hads' latest India Diary entry (18:30) as we head into the business end of the Indian Premier League. Including an Aussie update (21:00).  King Kohli V Gambhir. We go through the history, and their latest on field run in which saw them both fined 100% of their match fee (25:30). And does he need to change? (26:30) As well as the best bust up Hads has ever seen (27:30). And... Marnus has taken up off spin (28:00).

Steve Smith making waves in England already, King Kohli's blow up and all the latest from the IPL

The number two Test batsmen in the world, Steve Smith, will play three games of County Cricket for Sussex in the lead up to the Ashes, and the English media has cracked it (3:30). But, what does it really mean for his Ashes preparation? (8:20). Plus, all the fiery recollections from Brad Haddins first Ashes Test Match in Cardiff in 2009 (13:30), including some slow play tactics from the Poms.  Hads' latest India Diary entry (18:30) as we head into the business end of the Indian Premier League. Including an Aussie update (21:00).  King Kohli V Gambhir. We go through the history, and their latest on field run in which saw them both fined 100% of their match fee (25:30). And does he need to change? (26:30) As well as the best bust up Hads has ever seen (27:30). And... Marnus has taken up off spin (28:00).

33:43

EP37 - S1

4 May 23

Mike Hussey on the Chennai Super Kings, MS Dhoni, Ben Stokes, The Ashes and more

Mr Cricket joins Adam Peacock live from India. The Chennai Super Kings sit atop the IPL table, and we are putting it down to the batting coach, Mike Hussey (1:29). How long does MS Dhoni have left? (1:55) Mr Cricket analyses The Australian squad and the selectors strategy as Australia get set to retain the Ashes in England (7:20) and why David Warner deserves first crack in India (10:30), including what Ben Stokes thinks of the Aussie opener.  The England skippers impact on his new environment in India (13:00). Ashes story time as we start our library of tales around one of the most famous rivalries in the world of sport (17:20). And when Justin Langer 'met' Justin Langer (20:40) BBL players big pay day... and what it means for our Australian representatives (23:30).

Mike Hussey on the Chennai Super Kings, MS Dhoni, Ben Stokes, The Ashes and more

Mr Cricket joins Adam Peacock live from India. The Chennai Super Kings sit atop the IPL table, and we are putting it down to the batting coach, Mike Hussey (1:29). How long does MS Dhoni have left? (1:55) Mr Cricket analyses The Australian squad and the selectors strategy as Australia get set to retain the Ashes in England (7:20) and why David Warner deserves first crack in India (10:30), including what Ben Stokes thinks of the Aussie opener.  The England skippers impact on his new environment in India (13:00). Ashes story time as we start our library of tales around one of the most famous rivalries in the world of sport (17:20). And when Justin Langer 'met' Justin Langer (20:40) BBL players big pay day... and what it means for our Australian representatives (23:30).

29:50

EP36 - S1

27 Apr 23

SPECIAL: The Theatre Begins - Australia's Ashes Squad Announcement

Brad Haddin and Adam Peacock have an emergency get together to chat through the Aussie extended squad which has been announced ahead of the Ashes.  The boys go through the strategy, the ins, the outs, the back-ups, the hard luck stories and more.  Find out why Michael Nesar's best opportunity to play a Test Match is to not be in the squad (1:20). And will David Warner get first crack at the top of the order? (4:00) And Alex Carey's role behind the stumps (4:50). The blow for Lance Morris (8:00). Plus, why the English are already looking at things that don't exist after trying to say the Aussies are already vulnerable (9:20).

SPECIAL: The Theatre Begins - Australia's Ashes Squad Announcement

Brad Haddin and Adam Peacock have an emergency get together to chat through the Aussie extended squad which has been announced ahead of the Ashes.  The boys go through the strategy, the ins, the outs, the back-ups, the hard luck stories and more.  Find out why Michael Nesar's best opportunity to play a Test Match is to not be in the squad (1:20). And will David Warner get first crack at the top of the order? (4:00) And Alex Carey's role behind the stumps (4:50). The blow for Lance Morris (8:00). Plus, why the English are already looking at things that don't exist after trying to say the Aussies are already vulnerable (9:20).

11:45

EP35 - S1

20 Apr 23

Hads' IPL diaries continued, Aussies in action, Sachin's son and the richest league in the world

Join Brad Haddin and Adam Peacock for all your cricket stories and cricket news from around the world, starting with Hads' latest diary entry from India (2:27), which includes jagerbombs and dancing on tables (5:50). We discuss Sachin Tendulkar's son's IPL debut (14:00), the loss of Rishad Pant for the Delhi Devils (22:30) and have full Aussie updates on Cam Green, Glenn Maxwell, Matt Short, Riley Meredith and Marcus Stoinis (17:00). Plus, the richest cricket league in the world is gaining serious legs and could change the game of cricket forever (23:20), the who and the why aroundCricket Australia Contracts, the Wisden Players of the Year (32:50). It's all there to give you some insights, updates and laughs. 

Hads' IPL diaries continued, Aussies in action, Sachin's son and the richest league in the world

Join Brad Haddin and Adam Peacock for all your cricket stories and cricket news from around the world, starting with Hads' latest diary entry from India (2:27), which includes jagerbombs and dancing on tables (5:50). We discuss Sachin Tendulkar's son's IPL debut (14:00), the loss of Rishad Pant for the Delhi Devils (22:30) and have full Aussie updates on Cam Green, Glenn Maxwell, Matt Short, Riley Meredith and Marcus Stoinis (17:00). Plus, the richest cricket league in the world is gaining serious legs and could change the game of cricket forever (23:20), the who and the why aroundCricket Australia Contracts, the Wisden Players of the Year (32:50). It's all there to give you some insights, updates and laughs. 

36:08

EP34 - S1

19 Apr 23

Brad Haddin's travel diary from the Indian Premier League and Rinku Singh

The Indian Premier League is going off again (4:00), and Brad Haddin is on the ground to tell us about the energy this tournament is creating once again (6:00).  We step through all of his tips and tricks for travelling India (3:00) and get a full update on the Aussie's in India, including Nathan Ellis' impressive IPL performances (14:00) David Warner, Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell.  And, we ask Hads just how big is Viral Kohli in India (9:30)? and detail Shikhar Dhawan's private security team.  Plus, the life changing knock from Rinku Singh, who smacked a match winning five sixes in a row (18:00), and as always, we are keeping an eye towards the Ashes (23:00).

Brad Haddin's travel diary from the Indian Premier League and Rinku Singh

The Indian Premier League is going off again (4:00), and Brad Haddin is on the ground to tell us about the energy this tournament is creating once again (6:00).  We step through all of his tips and tricks for travelling India (3:00) and get a full update on the Aussie's in India, including Nathan Ellis' impressive IPL performances (14:00) David Warner, Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell.  And, we ask Hads just how big is Viral Kohli in India (9:30)? and detail Shikhar Dhawan's private security team.  Plus, the life changing knock from Rinku Singh, who smacked a match winning five sixes in a row (18:00), and as always, we are keeping an eye towards the Ashes (23:00).

33:04

EP33 - S1

12 Apr 23

How Howie landed a dream gig to commentate in the IPL

It's a wide ranging cricket conversation for all involved. We step through how Howie has navigated the opportunity to go and commentate the IPL (11:55). In Hads' absence, the guys go through his schedule and who he will be commentating with (14:20) and what it takes to call the cricket in a new environment (16:00). Plus, what Howie learnt from calling the World Cup (19:00). Adam and Howie discuss the future of T20 cricket around the world (22:00) and what it could mean for International cricket.  Plus, Howie drops a big name. Greg "The Great White Shark" Norman. Find out why. (25:00).  The boys debate the pros and cons of Australian players going to play in County Cricket in the lead up to the Ashes (29:00). For those following Howie's work on the Howie Games, take a listen to some of the cricket podcasts mentioned...  a) Howie Games - Episode 65 - Ellyse Healy  b) Howie Games - Artist Series 3 - Kevin Parker c) Howie Games - Episode 6 - Jack Jones d) Howie Games - Episode 173 - Pat Cummins

How Howie landed a dream gig to commentate in the IPL

It's a wide ranging cricket conversation for all involved. We step through how Howie has navigated the opportunity to go and commentate the IPL (11:55). In Hads' absence, the guys go through his schedule and who he will be commentating with (14:20) and what it takes to call the cricket in a new environment (16:00). Plus, what Howie learnt from calling the World Cup (19:00). Adam and Howie discuss the future of T20 cricket around the world (22:00) and what it could mean for International cricket.  Plus, Howie drops a big name. Greg "The Great White Shark" Norman. Find out why. (25:00).  The boys debate the pros and cons of Australian players going to play in County Cricket in the lead up to the Ashes (29:00). For those following Howie's work on the Howie Games, take a listen to some of the cricket podcasts mentioned...  a) Howie Games - Episode 65 - Ellyse Healy  b) Howie Games - Artist Series 3 - Kevin Parker c) Howie Games - Episode 6 - Jack Jones d) Howie Games - Episode 173 - Pat Cummins

33:36

EP32 - S1

6 Apr 23

In India for the IPL, Cam Bancroft's Ashes hopes and Steve Smith is safe

Brad Haddin joins us live from India to take us deep inside the16th instalment of the Indian Premier League - the preeminent T20 competition in the world. The boys chat through the 'Justin Bieber' like atmosphere in the early days, and discuss the hype around the homecoming after 3-years of the covid impacted competition. And... what did Callum Ferguson do with his IPL money? We discuss Western Australia's domestic domination after another Shield victory. Has Cam Bancroft done enough to get himself into the Ashes squad? Plus, the enormity of this cricket off season, and what players do now. Risers and fallers and the best of the rest from the world of cricket, including a deeper analysis into 'that' cryptic Steve Smith Twitter announcement. 

In India for the IPL, Cam Bancroft's Ashes hopes and Steve Smith is safe

Brad Haddin joins us live from India to take us deep inside the16th instalment of the Indian Premier League - the preeminent T20 competition in the world. The boys chat through the 'Justin Bieber' like atmosphere in the early days, and discuss the hype around the homecoming after 3-years of the covid impacted competition. And... what did Callum Ferguson do with his IPL money? We discuss Western Australia's domestic domination after another Shield victory. Has Cam Bancroft done enough to get himself into the Ashes squad? Plus, the enormity of this cricket off season, and what players do now. Risers and fallers and the best of the rest from the world of cricket, including a deeper analysis into 'that' cryptic Steve Smith Twitter announcement. 

38:22

EP31 - S1

30 Mar 23

Adam Gilchrist on the Aussies, the Indians, WA, the World Cup and the IPL

These are cricket stories that you simply have to hear as we re-dice history with Adam Gilchrist. Gilly lets rip on the ins and outs of the inaugural IPL (25:30) and goes into detail about his Indian Premier League championship with the Deccan Chargers which includes an ice bath with coach Darren "Boof" Lehmann (33:00). We wrap Australia's One-Day International series win over India (2:00) and how much the ODI format still means for the players. Adam Gilchrist gives his take on David Warner's return and how hard it is to move into other positions (12:20). Plus, we get an insight into what is making Western Australia so powerful (17:30), including a rare insight into the coach Adam Voges and his commitment to team building (18:30).

Adam Gilchrist on the Aussies, the Indians, WA, the World Cup and the IPL

These are cricket stories that you simply have to hear as we re-dice history with Adam Gilchrist. Gilly lets rip on the ins and outs of the inaugural IPL (25:30) and goes into detail about his Indian Premier League championship with the Deccan Chargers which includes an ice bath with coach Darren "Boof" Lehmann (33:00). We wrap Australia's One-Day International series win over India (2:00) and how much the ODI format still means for the players. Adam Gilchrist gives his take on David Warner's return and how hard it is to move into other positions (12:20). Plus, we get an insight into what is making Western Australia so powerful (17:30), including a rare insight into the coach Adam Voges and his commitment to team building (18:30).

41:08

EP30 - S1

23 Mar 23

Mitch Starc and Mitch Marsh destroy India and the war of words ahead of the Ashes beings

The Aussies are breathing fire in India, and Brad Haddin and Adam Peacock have all the details! We run through the powerful performance from Mitch Starc and Mitch Marsh (4:00), and not to mention Steve Smith's horizontal catch (5:00). Plus the hardest hitters of ALL time (7:10). We detail the first of many encounters as the war of words begins ahead of the Ashes‚Ķ and Hads has Ollie Robinson in the gun early (18:15) Where too for New South Wales after a winless Shield season? (29:00) From keeper to keeper, Brad Haddin pays tribute to Tim Paine as his domestic career comes to a quiet close (22:00). And a word from Cam Smith ‚Äď the golfer! (32:00)¬†

Mitch Starc and Mitch Marsh destroy India and the war of words ahead of the Ashes beings

The Aussies are breathing fire in India, and Brad Haddin and Adam Peacock have all the details! We run through the powerful performance from Mitch Starc and Mitch Marsh (4:00), and not to mention Steve Smith's horizontal catch (5:00). Plus the hardest hitters of ALL time (7:10). We detail the first of many encounters as the war of words begins ahead of the Ashes‚Ķ and Hads has Ollie Robinson in the gun early (18:15) Where too for New South Wales after a winless Shield season? (29:00) From keeper to keeper, Brad Haddin pays tribute to Tim Paine as his domestic career comes to a quiet close (22:00). And a word from Cam Smith ‚Äď the golfer! (32:00)¬†

34:49

EP29 - S1

20 Mar 23

One-Day Internationals, World Cup dress rehearsals in India and the glory days

In Brad Haddin's absence, Greg Blewett steps up to the plate. He has the final say of the Test Match Series in India (2:00), and doesn't miss another opportunity to clip the selectors for not playing Travis Head in the first Test.  We preview the One-Day Internationals between Australia and India (4:30), and discuss the importance of the three match series ahead of the World Cup in India at the end of the year. Glenn Maxwell's return, Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar (6:30). And we find out what it was really like when Australia took on Australia A in the glory days (16:30). Plus, one of Blewey's unlikely ex-team mates making bank (8:30).

One-Day Internationals, World Cup dress rehearsals in India and the glory days

In Brad Haddin's absence, Greg Blewett steps up to the plate. He has the final say of the Test Match Series in India (2:00), and doesn't miss another opportunity to clip the selectors for not playing Travis Head in the first Test.  We preview the One-Day Internationals between Australia and India (4:30), and discuss the importance of the three match series ahead of the World Cup in India at the end of the year. Glenn Maxwell's return, Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar (6:30). And we find out what it was really like when Australia took on Australia A in the glory days (16:30). Plus, one of Blewey's unlikely ex-team mates making bank (8:30).

29:50

EP28 - S1

16 Mar 23

King Kohli's drought breaking century as the Border-Gavaskar Trophy comes to an end!

Callum Ferguson and Morne Morkel sit down with Adam Peacock to chat the world of cricket and share some stories a long the way.  Virat Kohli sticks to his process and hits his first Test century in 1,205 days (3:30) which leads us to the top three players to NEVER give lip to (4:45). South Australia will never forgive the Australian selectors for dropping Travis Head for from the first Test in India (10:30) as the guys go on to declare the best Aussie performers in India (11:20). The lads go through the best players to tour with in history (19:10). And we go around the world with another epic finish in New Zealand (25:00) and dissect one of the wildest injuries ever (31:10). Remember to follow us on TikTok and Instagram - @WillowTalk_Podcast and if you want to get involved, send us a question or a voice memo on Instagram and we’ll start to involve you in the show.  

King Kohli's drought breaking century as the Border-Gavaskar Trophy comes to an end!

Callum Ferguson and Morne Morkel sit down with Adam Peacock to chat the world of cricket and share some stories a long the way.  Virat Kohli sticks to his process and hits his first Test century in 1,205 days (3:30) which leads us to the top three players to NEVER give lip to (4:45). South Australia will never forgive the Australian selectors for dropping Travis Head for from the first Test in India (10:30) as the guys go on to declare the best Aussie performers in India (11:20). The lads go through the best players to tour with in history (19:10). And we go around the world with another epic finish in New Zealand (25:00) and dissect one of the wildest injuries ever (31:10). Remember to follow us on TikTok and Instagram - @WillowTalk_Podcast and if you want to get involved, send us a question or a voice memo on Instagram and we’ll start to involve you in the show.  

35:59

EP27 - S1

14 Mar 23

Donald Trump, Anthony Albanese and Apples in the Back - The Fourth Test Preview with it all!

A monster preview of the fourth Test Match between Australia and India with Brad Haddin, Morne Morkel and Adam Peacock.  The wonderful history of the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, including an address from Donald Trump (1:44). We step through the intrigue around the pitch (5:00), and the keys for Australia as they attempt to draw the Series (8:10). The crew discuss how to handle the raucous Indian crowds, including the day Brad Haddin was hit with an apple (11:16) and the most phenomenal stat that you don't know about Nathan Lyon (16:30).  Brad Haddin previews the Marsh Cup in 60-seconds (24:00), and we talk the winning mentality at Western Australia.   Aussie watch in the Women's Premier League with Meg Lanning V Alyssa Healy (27:30).  And the tips that will take your cricket team to the promised land this weekend.

Donald Trump, Anthony Albanese and Apples in the Back - The Fourth Test Preview with it all!

A monster preview of the fourth Test Match between Australia and India with Brad Haddin, Morne Morkel and Adam Peacock.  The wonderful history of the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, including an address from Donald Trump (1:44). We step through the intrigue around the pitch (5:00), and the keys for Australia as they attempt to draw the Series (8:10). The crew discuss how to handle the raucous Indian crowds, including the day Brad Haddin was hit with an apple (11:16) and the most phenomenal stat that you don't know about Nathan Lyon (16:30).  Brad Haddin previews the Marsh Cup in 60-seconds (24:00), and we talk the winning mentality at Western Australia.   Aussie watch in the Women's Premier League with Meg Lanning V Alyssa Healy (27:30).  And the tips that will take your cricket team to the promised land this weekend.

42:33

EP26 - S1

8 Mar 23

Test Cricket is back on the map! Australia's big win, and England's thrilling loss

A full debrief of Australia's historic win in India (3:30), including the nervous run chase (7:00), Nathan Lyon's outstanding record against India (9:44) and Steve Smith the stand in captain (11:11).  Issy Westbury joins the lads from the UK to discuss Englands thrilling and historic one-run loss to England (17:00). Plus, Baz ball taking the world by storm and a look ahead to what we can expect from England in the Ashes (22:00). Brad Haddin's scathing review of the state of play at New South Wales cricket (30:00).  Plus, we go around the world as the Women's Indian Premier League gets underway.  Even the Raiders get a look in.  Enjoy! AND,follow us on TikTok and Instagram - @WillowTalk_Podcast

Test Cricket is back on the map! Australia's big win, and England's thrilling loss

A full debrief of Australia's historic win in India (3:30), including the nervous run chase (7:00), Nathan Lyon's outstanding record against India (9:44) and Steve Smith the stand in captain (11:11).  Issy Westbury joins the lads from the UK to discuss Englands thrilling and historic one-run loss to England (17:00). Plus, Baz ball taking the world by storm and a look ahead to what we can expect from England in the Ashes (22:00). Brad Haddin's scathing review of the state of play at New South Wales cricket (30:00).  Plus, we go around the world as the Women's Indian Premier League gets underway.  Even the Raiders get a look in.  Enjoy! AND,follow us on TikTok and Instagram - @WillowTalk_Podcast

38:40

EP25 - S1

6 Mar 23

Never Forgotten - Celebrating Shane Warne One Year On

Remembering the King, Shane Keith Warne.  A very special edition of Willow Talk, in celebration of Shane Warne. Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin remember the tragic news from one year ago, and step through his biggest and best moments, and celebrate what made him, The King.

Never Forgotten - Celebrating Shane Warne One Year On

Remembering the King, Shane Keith Warne.  A very special edition of Willow Talk, in celebration of Shane Warne. Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin remember the tragic news from one year ago, and step through his biggest and best moments, and celebrate what made him, The King.

23:02

EP24 - S1

2 Mar 23

Mr Cricket, T20 World Champions and Australia get set for redemption in Indore

Australian cricket royalty joins Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin. The relentless Aussie women are champions of the world... AGAIN (1:56), our Willow Talk crew step through the ins and the outs of the T20 World Cup Final, and Huss reminisces about a pre-game address from MS Dhoni (12:00). A full preview of Australia V India in the Third Test from Indore (15:05), including selection, captaincy, the venue and a left-field debutant suggestion.  The unique Indian experience and how to best spend your time away from the game on tour, including when Huss was swamped in India and had to bolt out of a shopping centre (28:45). The World Test Championship update (34:00), Baz-ball fad continues to rage, but perhaps it isn't for everyone (36:20). And, Brad Haddin puts his hand up to take over the Spain national cricket team. 

Mr Cricket, T20 World Champions and Australia get set for redemption in Indore

Australian cricket royalty joins Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin. The relentless Aussie women are champions of the world... AGAIN (1:56), our Willow Talk crew step through the ins and the outs of the T20 World Cup Final, and Huss reminisces about a pre-game address from MS Dhoni (12:00). A full preview of Australia V India in the Third Test from Indore (15:05), including selection, captaincy, the venue and a left-field debutant suggestion.  The unique Indian experience and how to best spend your time away from the game on tour, including when Huss was swamped in India and had to bolt out of a shopping centre (28:45). The World Test Championship update (34:00), Baz-ball fad continues to rage, but perhaps it isn't for everyone (36:20). And, Brad Haddin puts his hand up to take over the Spain national cricket team. 

42:30

EP23 - S1

27 Feb 23

The Indian Spin Doctor Steve O'Keefe plus Brad Haddin wants to face Dale Steyn again!

Insightful, entertaining and well-researched. Steve O'Keefe brings his a-game to Willow Talk. The former Aussie Test spinner, turned spin doctor, student of the game (aka Cricket nuffy) and story teller dives deep into the spinning situation in the sub continent. Including Ashton Agar being out of luck and out of favour and sent home to Australia mid way through the Test series (2:10). Brad Haddin takes us inside the world of a selectors meeting on tour and the real influence of the captain (13:00).  The biggest batsmen blow ups of all time is seriously unmissable listening! (15:50) Your question (23:40). Plus, the number one Test bowler in the world and the frightening signs for the Aussies (26:30).  And why on earth does Hadds want to face off with Dale Steyn again? (30:00).

The Indian Spin Doctor Steve O'Keefe plus Brad Haddin wants to face Dale Steyn again!

Insightful, entertaining and well-researched. Steve O'Keefe brings his a-game to Willow Talk. The former Aussie Test spinner, turned spin doctor, student of the game (aka Cricket nuffy) and story teller dives deep into the spinning situation in the sub continent. Including Ashton Agar being out of luck and out of favour and sent home to Australia mid way through the Test series (2:10). Brad Haddin takes us inside the world of a selectors meeting on tour and the real influence of the captain (13:00).  The biggest batsmen blow ups of all time is seriously unmissable listening! (15:50) Your question (23:40). Plus, the number one Test bowler in the world and the frightening signs for the Aussies (26:30).  And why on earth does Hadds want to face off with Dale Steyn again? (30:00).

38:45

EP22 - S1

23 Feb 23

Pat Cummins returning home and Australia's 90-minute nightmare in Delhi

The Australian captain has departed India and will return home due to personal reasons in between Test Matches. The journalist who broke the story, Ben Horne, joins Brad Haddin and Adam Peacock to discuss the sensitive story (1:45) and also helps wrap up the disastrous performance in Delhi. We go through the "where were you moment when Australia lost 9 for 52 in 19.1 overs in 90 minutes" (3:50). Plus a deep dive into Australia’s questionable preparation ahead of the Indian tour (5:00) as winning in India gets further away from the travelling Aussies. The interactions from our valued listeners ramp up (24:10). And the Australian women continue to step up on the world stage, advancing through to the T20 World Cup Semi-Final.. but there are some critical injury concerns (31:00). And England in frighteningly good form with their first Test Match win in New Zealand in 15 years (36:50).

Pat Cummins returning home and Australia's 90-minute nightmare in Delhi

The Australian captain has departed India and will return home due to personal reasons in between Test Matches. The journalist who broke the story, Ben Horne, joins Brad Haddin and Adam Peacock to discuss the sensitive story (1:45) and also helps wrap up the disastrous performance in Delhi. We go through the "where were you moment when Australia lost 9 for 52 in 19.1 overs in 90 minutes" (3:50). Plus a deep dive into Australia’s questionable preparation ahead of the Indian tour (5:00) as winning in India gets further away from the travelling Aussies. The interactions from our valued listeners ramp up (24:10). And the Australian women continue to step up on the world stage, advancing through to the T20 World Cup Semi-Final.. but there are some critical injury concerns (31:00). And England in frighteningly good form with their first Test Match win in New Zealand in 15 years (36:50).

39:22

EP21 - S1

20 Feb 23

Delhi and Cheteshwar Pujara await Australia... plus life changing IPL auctions

It's going to be low and slow and the wicket is going to turn (8:15)... sit back and enjoy a full (and fun) preview of the second Test Match between India and Australia. Delhi awaits - and be careful of what you eat and drink (9:00) - and should Australia expect wholesale team changes? Brad Haddin and Adam Peacock name their expected teams, with some bold calls (27:50). Congratulations Cheteshwar Pujara's - a true champion of the game. His powers of concentration could be the best the world has ever seen, so it is no wonder he celebrates his 100th Test Match cap against Australia (24:00). And our Australian Women World Champions start to get recognised for their international domination with life changing contracts in the Women's Premier League (18:50). And your questions (15:00). Keep sending them in on Instagram to @WillowTalk_podcast

Delhi and Cheteshwar Pujara await Australia... plus life changing IPL auctions

It's going to be low and slow and the wicket is going to turn (8:15)... sit back and enjoy a full (and fun) preview of the second Test Match between India and Australia. Delhi awaits - and be careful of what you eat and drink (9:00) - and should Australia expect wholesale team changes? Brad Haddin and Adam Peacock name their expected teams, with some bold calls (27:50). Congratulations Cheteshwar Pujara's - a true champion of the game. His powers of concentration could be the best the world has ever seen, so it is no wonder he celebrates his 100th Test Match cap against Australia (24:00). And our Australian Women World Champions start to get recognised for their international domination with life changing contracts in the Women's Premier League (18:50). And your questions (15:00). Keep sending them in on Instagram to @WillowTalk_podcast

29:51

EP20 - S1

16 Feb 23

The Travis Head episode and how India crushed Australia in Nagpur

South Australian heavyweight Greg Blewett joins Brad Haddin and Adam Peacock to review the Indian cricket teams demolition of Australia in Nagpur, India.  The crew discuss the controversial omission of Travis Head from the starting XI (3:14) - and how Hadds saw it coming. Some famous team selection dramas, including a big blow up from Warnie when Stuart MacGill was selected ahead of him (10:10). Plus, the best way to break the ice in a cricket change room and who was best at it - win, lose or draw (15:30). A special guest calls in (24:00). The Aussie Women's powerful start in the T20 World Cup, and what it means for the rest of the competition (28:50). A Sheffield Shield wrap, and plenty of fun along the way. 

The Travis Head episode and how India crushed Australia in Nagpur

South Australian heavyweight Greg Blewett joins Brad Haddin and Adam Peacock to review the Indian cricket teams demolition of Australia in Nagpur, India.  The crew discuss the controversial omission of Travis Head from the starting XI (3:14) - and how Hadds saw it coming. Some famous team selection dramas, including a big blow up from Warnie when Stuart MacGill was selected ahead of him (10:10). Plus, the best way to break the ice in a cricket change room and who was best at it - win, lose or draw (15:30). A special guest calls in (24:00). The Aussie Women's powerful start in the T20 World Cup, and what it means for the rest of the competition (28:50). A Sheffield Shield wrap, and plenty of fun along the way. 

40:01

EP19 - S1

13 Feb 23

How to catch a Match-Fixer, Cracking Kohli & Hadds on Tour with AB

Brad Haddin has really opened up his story book today, telling Adam Peacock about getting the last laugh on a match-fixer that wouldn't take no for an answer. The boys start with a detailed look at the First Test in Nagpur - pitch doctoring, spinning options, the Cameron Green replacement and plenty more (5:57). We go down memory lane with Pat Cummins' comeback Test match in 2017 (13:05) before Hadds explains how to break Virat Kohli's concentration (18:01), and why you need to take your chances when they're available! How to spot and catch a match-fixer? Hadds explains how he helped catch someone that approached him at a London hotel (27:16). In the wake of LeBron James latest achievement the boys discuss which current players could possibly catch Sachin Tendulkar as the all-time leading Test run scorer (29:00). And we finish with a young Brad Haddin on tour in the under 19s, with the legendary AB as coach, and a story to match the legend.

How to catch a Match-Fixer, Cracking Kohli & Hadds on Tour with AB

Brad Haddin has really opened up his story book today, telling Adam Peacock about getting the last laugh on a match-fixer that wouldn't take no for an answer. The boys start with a detailed look at the First Test in Nagpur - pitch doctoring, spinning options, the Cameron Green replacement and plenty more (5:57). We go down memory lane with Pat Cummins' comeback Test match in 2017 (13:05) before Hadds explains how to break Virat Kohli's concentration (18:01), and why you need to take your chances when they're available! How to spot and catch a match-fixer? Hadds explains how he helped catch someone that approached him at a London hotel (27:16). In the wake of LeBron James latest achievement the boys discuss which current players could possibly catch Sachin Tendulkar as the all-time leading Test run scorer (29:00). And we finish with a young Brad Haddin on tour in the under 19s, with the legendary AB as coach, and a story to match the legend.

38:11

EP18 - S1

9 Feb 23

Cummins Can't make Friends with Salad, Targeting Sharma & Punter's Prowess

Brad Haddin and Adam Peacock get to know a bit more about Aussie Captain Pat Cummins and Hadds makes a startling admission! Before we get to that, the boys dissect some key injuries for India and Australia heading into the First Test (5:05), plus who the Aussies will target in Nagpur (13:50). The Big Bash final comes under the microscope and we get a great yarn from Hadds about his worst dropped catch for Australia (16:25) before we find out how much we really know about the current Aussie skipper (26:05). We have a bit of a Ricky Ponting love-in and Hadds reveals just how much in-demand he was inside the Aussie dressing rooms (32:50), plus our risers and fallers and a whole lot more.

Cummins Can't make Friends with Salad, Targeting Sharma & Punter's Prowess

Brad Haddin and Adam Peacock get to know a bit more about Aussie Captain Pat Cummins and Hadds makes a startling admission! Before we get to that, the boys dissect some key injuries for India and Australia heading into the First Test (5:05), plus who the Aussies will target in Nagpur (13:50). The Big Bash final comes under the microscope and we get a great yarn from Hadds about his worst dropped catch for Australia (16:25) before we find out how much we really know about the current Aussie skipper (26:05). We have a bit of a Ricky Ponting love-in and Hadds reveals just how much in-demand he was inside the Aussie dressing rooms (32:50), plus our risers and fallers and a whole lot more.

38:54

EP17 - S1

6 Feb 23

McGrath shock humour, Dizzy reveals Warnie's dark side & Jofra's back!

Jason Gillespie is the latest former Test star to join Hadds and Adam Peacock and he comes out of the gate hard with an aggressive sledge on former teammate Glenn McGrath! The Pigeon bashing didn't stop there, but Dizzy does take a moment to reflect on the great Australian sides he played on (3:30) including the tactics that delivered success for the first and only time in India, back in 2004. Inspired by Usman Khawaja, Brad Haddin recalls a time when his visa wasn't in order (10:30), before Dizzy resumes the McGrath takedown and then verifies verbally torturing a young Hadds out in the middle.  The boys go hard at officials & Cricket Australia over those stump-mic fines (15:32), Gillespie takes credit for Chris Lynn's resurgence and then a surprise guest inspires one of the best stories we've ever heard (22:48). Spoiler Alert: It involves a zinger from Glenn McGrath!  We've got evidence Shane Warne had a darker side (26:53), a Jofra Archer report card from South Africa (39:22), and Hadds shocks us all by defending the Proteas for sacking one of their best women players because she was too slow in a 2km time trial.

McGrath shock humour, Dizzy reveals Warnie's dark side & Jofra's back!

Jason Gillespie is the latest former Test star to join Hadds and Adam Peacock and he comes out of the gate hard with an aggressive sledge on former teammate Glenn McGrath! The Pigeon bashing didn't stop there, but Dizzy does take a moment to reflect on the great Australian sides he played on (3:30) including the tactics that delivered success for the first and only time in India, back in 2004. Inspired by Usman Khawaja, Brad Haddin recalls a time when his visa wasn't in order (10:30), before Dizzy resumes the McGrath takedown and then verifies verbally torturing a young Hadds out in the middle.  The boys go hard at officials & Cricket Australia over those stump-mic fines (15:32), Gillespie takes credit for Chris Lynn's resurgence and then a surprise guest inspires one of the best stories we've ever heard (22:48). Spoiler Alert: It involves a zinger from Glenn McGrath!  We've got evidence Shane Warne had a darker side (26:53), a Jofra Archer report card from South Africa (39:22), and Hadds shocks us all by defending the Proteas for sacking one of their best women players because she was too slow in a 2km time trial.

45:30

EP16 - S1

2 Feb 23

Spinner's camp, the side-effects of taunting Brian Lara and ... condom smuggling!

Join Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin as they welcome Bharat Sundaresan to the podcast before he jets off to join the Australian cricket team's tour of India. In this episode, they delve into Australia's spinners camp, begin the hunt for who will take it to Virat Kohli, what it was like taking on Brian Lara... and how Bharat caught the attention of the Indian police. 

Spinner's camp, the side-effects of taunting Brian Lara and ... condom smuggling!

Join Adam Peacock and Brad Haddin as they welcome Bharat Sundaresan to the podcast before he jets off to join the Australian cricket team's tour of India. In this episode, they delve into Australia's spinners camp, begin the hunt for who will take it to Virat Kohli, what it was like taking on Brian Lara... and how Bharat caught the attention of the Indian police. 

47:12

EP15 - S1

30 Jan 23

ICC snubs, Hodge hurt taking pants off & Haydos kitchen nightmares

Brad Haddin joins Adam Peacock to discuss ICC snubs, private ownership taking over T20 cricket and a bizarre injury taking off your pants. The boys start with the implications of big money individuals coming into cricket (3:50) and where you'd want to start an American franchise. Hadds then shocks everyone with his thoughts on Steve Smith's omission from the official list of best cricketers for 2022 (7:48) and he finds a nugget (16:24) in the unofficial Big Bash First XI. What advantage do the Sixers have over the Scorchers, despite not finishing on top? Find out here (21:18). And things get spicey with Matthew Hayden taking over kitchens in India (25:40) and how Brad Hodge missed a game after hurt himself taking off his pants(35:50)! 

ICC snubs, Hodge hurt taking pants off & Haydos kitchen nightmares

Brad Haddin joins Adam Peacock to discuss ICC snubs, private ownership taking over T20 cricket and a bizarre injury taking off your pants. The boys start with the implications of big money individuals coming into cricket (3:50) and where you'd want to start an American franchise. Hadds then shocks everyone with his thoughts on Steve Smith's omission from the official list of best cricketers for 2022 (7:48) and he finds a nugget (16:24) in the unofficial Big Bash First XI. What advantage do the Sixers have over the Scorchers, despite not finishing on top? Find out here (21:18). And things get spicey with Matthew Hayden taking over kitchens in India (25:40) and how Brad Hodge missed a game after hurt himself taking off his pants(35:50)! 

37:20

EP14 - S1

27 Jan 23

Jono Brown's beamers, Celebrity name-drops & why Hufflepuff for Roy?

Brad Haddin is home from Dubbo and hits back at the sledging he got from Gilly last week and explains why Brad Hodge is such a bad footy player. But he starts by giving Adam Peacock the top three celebrities he's had the chance to meet as a cricketer (3:36) before dipping his toes into the Michael Clarke saga. Steve Smith is redefining his reputation as a white-ball star and the boys break down his form surge and how the Big Bash finals are shaping up. We break down episode two of The Test on Amazon (17:27), including Usman Khawaja's decision to wear a SLYTHERIN jumper. The boys nominate which Aussie players would fit the characteristics of Slytherin, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw (19:36). Jonathan Brown, Andrew Johns and Luke Hodge make Hadds' list of footy players that were better than handy cricketers and we find out which of his teammates were the toughest footy players (24:38). And there's one that will shock you!

Jono Brown's beamers, Celebrity name-drops & why Hufflepuff for Roy?

Brad Haddin is home from Dubbo and hits back at the sledging he got from Gilly last week and explains why Brad Hodge is such a bad footy player. But he starts by giving Adam Peacock the top three celebrities he's had the chance to meet as a cricketer (3:36) before dipping his toes into the Michael Clarke saga. Steve Smith is redefining his reputation as a white-ball star and the boys break down his form surge and how the Big Bash finals are shaping up. We break down episode two of The Test on Amazon (17:27), including Usman Khawaja's decision to wear a SLYTHERIN jumper. The boys nominate which Aussie players would fit the characteristics of Slytherin, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw (19:36). Jonathan Brown, Andrew Johns and Luke Hodge make Hadds' list of footy players that were better than handy cricketers and we find out which of his teammates were the toughest footy players (24:38). And there's one that will shock you!

45:54

EP13 - S1

23 Jan 23

Gilly's shit-scared Captaincy moment, Crashing James Packers' jet skis & Million-Dollar Women

It's Adam Gilchrist like you've never heard him before! Gilly tells Brad Hodge and Adam Peacock how he was shitting himself when Ricky Ponting got injured right before the India series in 2004. But before that, Gilly runs us through his Gangnam style-inspired celebration after his one and only wicket at any level of cricket, an IPL scalp in his final ever game (4:50). The boys then pay their respects to the outstanding recent performances from Meg Lanning and Phoebe Litchfield (7:08) before Gilly gives his report card for Alex Carey and Hodgey runs us through Australia's batting stocks heading into the India tour (17:56). It gets really juicy when we go back in time, as Gilchrist recounts his terror at having to captain the side without Ricky Ponting in 2004 (24:58) and then the festival of fun after the Aussies won the series, punctuated by jet skis off the side of James Packer's boat (32:25). We've also got our 60 second challenge, the risers and fallers of the week plus questions from our listeners.

Gilly's shit-scared Captaincy moment, Crashing James Packers' jet skis & Million-Dollar Women

It's Adam Gilchrist like you've never heard him before! Gilly tells Brad Hodge and Adam Peacock how he was shitting himself when Ricky Ponting got injured right before the India series in 2004. But before that, Gilly runs us through his Gangnam style-inspired celebration after his one and only wicket at any level of cricket, an IPL scalp in his final ever game (4:50). The boys then pay their respects to the outstanding recent performances from Meg Lanning and Phoebe Litchfield (7:08) before Gilly gives his report card for Alex Carey and Hodgey runs us through Australia's batting stocks heading into the India tour (17:56). It gets really juicy when we go back in time, as Gilchrist recounts his terror at having to captain the side without Ricky Ponting in 2004 (24:58) and then the festival of fun after the Aussies won the series, punctuated by jet skis off the side of James Packer's boat (32:25). We've also got our 60 second challenge, the risers and fallers of the week plus questions from our listeners.

48:56

EP12 - S1

19 Jan 23

Wade v Warner biff, Marnus toastie controversy & how many undies to play cricket!

Callum Ferguson joins Adam Peacock as Willow Talk launches its regular Monday episode. The boys start by debating who would win a fight between two of the smallest men in Aussie cricket, before discussing Adam Zampa's India disappointment (6:45) and Australia's boycott of Afghanistan (10:45). Marvel Stadium's roof debacle inspires innovative thinking to change the idiotic six-run rule (15:35), and then Ferg reveals an outrageous backyard cricket rule at his place growing up. Marnus Labuschagne's bizarre toasted sandwich technique headlines our analysis of the first episode of The Test on Amazon (18:44), as does underwear choices and crotch protection! Brad Haddin also calls in with a question from the road and we pay our respects to Aaron Finch's captaincy prowess.

Wade v Warner biff, Marnus toastie controversy & how many undies to play cricket!

Callum Ferguson joins Adam Peacock as Willow Talk launches its regular Monday episode. The boys start by debating who would win a fight between two of the smallest men in Aussie cricket, before discussing Adam Zampa's India disappointment (6:45) and Australia's boycott of Afghanistan (10:45). Marvel Stadium's roof debacle inspires innovative thinking to change the idiotic six-run rule (15:35), and then Ferg reveals an outrageous backyard cricket rule at his place growing up. Marnus Labuschagne's bizarre toasted sandwich technique headlines our analysis of the first episode of The Test on Amazon (18:44), as does underwear choices and crotch protection! Brad Haddin also calls in with a question from the road and we pay our respects to Aaron Finch's captaincy prowess.

32:20

EP11 - S1

16 Jan 23

Smudge will destroy the Big Bash, SOK gets worst IPL deal ever and Agar not the answer for India

Brad Haddin is back and he's throwing a hundred miles an hour. He tells Adam Peacock (hosting debut) and former teammate Stephen O'Keefe why the Sixers are a certainty to win the Big Bash and how Steve Smith will destroy all-comers. The man they call SOK has a tremendous yarn on being hit for 199 in a single Test innings (3:20) and how he's the only player ever to LOSE money playing in the IPL (21:34) Hadds doesn't miss as he questions Ashton Agar's inclusion in the Test squad for India (15:30) and why he thinks the Aussies' chances are boosted by most of the team playing in the BBL (22:45). The boys also tell us about their most embarrassing dismissals and SOK gives a wonderful impression of Smudge with delhi-belly.

Smudge will destroy the Big Bash, SOK gets worst IPL deal ever and Agar not the answer for India

Brad Haddin is back and he's throwing a hundred miles an hour. He tells Adam Peacock (hosting debut) and former teammate Stephen O'Keefe why the Sixers are a certainty to win the Big Bash and how Steve Smith will destroy all-comers. The man they call SOK has a tremendous yarn on being hit for 199 in a single Test innings (3:20) and how he's the only player ever to LOSE money playing in the IPL (21:34) Hadds doesn't miss as he questions Ashton Agar's inclusion in the Test squad for India (15:30) and why he thinks the Aussies' chances are boosted by most of the team playing in the BBL (22:45). The boys also tell us about their most embarrassing dismissals and SOK gives a wonderful impression of Smudge with delhi-belly.

42:03

EP10 - S1

11 Jan 23

Bonus episode - from the SCG Member's Bar

As the rain pours down in Sydney, Brad Haddin and Gus Worland grab a beer at the SCG Member's bar as Hadds takes us down memory lane for some great change room stories and plenty more.

Bonus episode - from the SCG Member's Bar

As the rain pours down in Sydney, Brad Haddin and Gus Worland grab a beer at the SCG Member's bar as Hadds takes us down memory lane for some great change room stories and plenty more.

10:48

EP09 - S1

6 Jan 23

Merv's Tongue in AB's ear, Zampa's Mankad attempt and Stu Clark's Baggy Green presentation

Merv Hughes (eventually) joins Stuart Clark and Gus Worland as they wander through the biggest cricket stories of the last week. The boys talk about Big Bash controversies this week - including THAT catch by Michael Neser (4:22) plus Adam Zampa's mankad dismissal attempt against the Renegades (7:00). The challenges facing the Aussies on the upcoming tour of India is also on the agenda (13:29) plusTrent Boult's decision to play in the BBL over Test cricket (18:57). Saving the best for last, Merv opens up about his tongue and Allan Border's ear (22:00) plus the lack of ceremony around his Baggy Green presentation (26:00).

Merv's Tongue in AB's ear, Zampa's Mankad attempt and Stu Clark's Baggy Green presentation

Merv Hughes (eventually) joins Stuart Clark and Gus Worland as they wander through the biggest cricket stories of the last week. The boys talk about Big Bash controversies this week - including THAT catch by Michael Neser (4:22) plus Adam Zampa's mankad dismissal attempt against the Renegades (7:00). The challenges facing the Aussies on the upcoming tour of India is also on the agenda (13:29) plusTrent Boult's decision to play in the BBL over Test cricket (18:57). Saving the best for last, Merv opens up about his tongue and Allan Border's ear (22:00) plus the lack of ceremony around his Baggy Green presentation (26:00).

32:51

EP08 - S1

4 Jan 23

A Boxing Day Special: David Warner's Best Ever Innings and a Fitting Tribute to Shane Warne

Willow Talk is back to normal programming as Merv Hughes and Callum Ferguson join Gus Worland for a comprehensive wrap of the Boxing Day Test. A special tip of the cap to the old bull, David Warner who was back at his best in his 100th Test Match (4:12).  Plus a maiden Test Century from one of the best blokes in the business, Alex Carey (12:30). Some injury news and selection suggestions (14:05). And we uncover the fallout of SpiderCam's big mishap (17:45). Plus, what is next for the touring South Africans. The countdown clock goes through the ups and downs of 2022, including a fitting tribute to Warnie (20:30). All the news out of the Big Bash, including Tim Paine's return (28:10). We go through the latest risers and fallers (30:10). And Merv delivers our Willow Talk New Year wish to bring in 2023 (31:50). Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of the Willow Talk family. 

A Boxing Day Special: David Warner's Best Ever Innings and a Fitting Tribute to Shane Warne

Willow Talk is back to normal programming as Merv Hughes and Callum Ferguson join Gus Worland for a comprehensive wrap of the Boxing Day Test. A special tip of the cap to the old bull, David Warner who was back at his best in his 100th Test Match (4:12).  Plus a maiden Test Century from one of the best blokes in the business, Alex Carey (12:30). Some injury news and selection suggestions (14:05). And we uncover the fallout of SpiderCam's big mishap (17:45). Plus, what is next for the touring South Africans. The countdown clock goes through the ups and downs of 2022, including a fitting tribute to Warnie (20:30). All the news out of the Big Bash, including Tim Paine's return (28:10). We go through the latest risers and fallers (30:10). And Merv delivers our Willow Talk New Year wish to bring in 2023 (31:50). Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of the Willow Talk family. 

32:27

EP07 - S1

29 Dec 22

Two-Day Test Special With Mark 'Tubby' Taylor

Mark 'Tubby' Taylor joins Gus Worland after the second Test between Australia and South Africa ended inside two days. Tubby has his say on the controversial Gabba deck (0:40) and a review of the Australia's bowling performance (3:20) and has Scotty Boland done enough to hold his spot for Boxing Day? (5:50).  Gus and Tubby also discuss the future of Aussie opener David Warner (04:15) after a string of low scores. 

Two-Day Test Special With Mark 'Tubby' Taylor

Mark 'Tubby' Taylor joins Gus Worland after the second Test between Australia and South Africa ended inside two days. Tubby has his say on the controversial Gabba deck (0:40) and a review of the Australia's bowling performance (3:20) and has Scotty Boland done enough to hold his spot for Boxing Day? (5:50).  Gus and Tubby also discuss the future of Aussie opener David Warner (04:15) after a string of low scores. 

11:49

EP06 - S1

18 Dec 22

Big Steve Smith Secret, Big Bash Thriller & pleas for Punter to help Warnie

Brad Haddin and Morne Morkel join Gus Worland as the boys heap praise on Adam Gilchrist (3:10), for his emotional openness in the prelude to the Big Bash season. Hadds gives his take on the keeping blunder that cost the Stars a chance at victory against the Thunder (5:00), before potting Stuart Clarke in a hilarious sub-fielder story on the subcontinent (10:03). Morne then steps up with a comprehensive preview of the Australia/South Africa Test series before Willow Talk reveals an incredible secret behind the elevation of Steve Smith as Test captain (23:20). The South African quick also tells the story of dismissing Ricky Ponting on 99 in a Boxing Day Test (27:06), before Hadds calls on Punter to endorse our campaign to get Warnie's 99 upgraded to a century.

Big Steve Smith Secret, Big Bash Thriller & pleas for Punter to help Warnie

Brad Haddin and Morne Morkel join Gus Worland as the boys heap praise on Adam Gilchrist (3:10), for his emotional openness in the prelude to the Big Bash season. Hadds gives his take on the keeping blunder that cost the Stars a chance at victory against the Thunder (5:00), before potting Stuart Clarke in a hilarious sub-fielder story on the subcontinent (10:03). Morne then steps up with a comprehensive preview of the Australia/South Africa Test series before Willow Talk reveals an incredible secret behind the elevation of Steve Smith as Test captain (23:20). The South African quick also tells the story of dismissing Ricky Ponting on 99 in a Boxing Day Test (27:06), before Hadds calls on Punter to endorse our campaign to get Warnie's 99 upgraded to a century.

40:37

EP05 - S1

14 Dec 22

Bonus Episode: David Warner controversially withdraws from his Cricket Australia leadership review

A special Willow Talk episode with all of the reaction to David Warner's decision to withdraw himself from his leadership review. The Aussie opener's hopes of captaining Australia are over after the he announced he was withdrawing his application for a review of his lifetime leadership ban. Gus Worland and Brad Haddin discuss Warner's crack at Cricket Australia, the intricacies (1:31), the impact and the timing of the decision (4:42) ahead of the Australia and West Indies second Test Match and the response from the public (6:00).

Bonus Episode: David Warner controversially withdraws from his Cricket Australia leadership review

A special Willow Talk episode with all of the reaction to David Warner's decision to withdraw himself from his leadership review. The Aussie opener's hopes of captaining Australia are over after the he announced he was withdrawing his application for a review of his lifetime leadership ban. Gus Worland and Brad Haddin discuss Warner's crack at Cricket Australia, the intricacies (1:31), the impact and the timing of the decision (4:42) ahead of the Australia and West Indies second Test Match and the response from the public (6:00).

06:51

8 Dec 22

Justice for Warnie, could Morkel save the Blues and is Baz-Ball the real deal?

Willow Talk has begun a 'Justice for Warnie' campaign, and Stuart Clark, Morne Morkel and Gus Worland are bandying together to have Shane Warne's 99 upgraded to a century. The boys discuss the bizarre ending to the NSW Sheffield Shield Game against Victoria (2:17), and Clark rips the Blues' performances apart, even endorsing co-host Morkel as a possible saviour for his former team. England's record-breaking Test against Pakistan then takes centre stage (9:15), and the question is asked - is Baz-ball sustainable? Our resident quicks then recall some great yarns about bowling on the subcontinent (13:11) before we put our arguments up for Warnie and that century he was robbed of 21 years ago (22:30). Morkel has some insights into the Proteas' preparation for the Gabba Test, and beyond, (27:10) plus we preview Australia's women's T20 tour of India.

Justice for Warnie, could Morkel save the Blues and is Baz-Ball the real deal?

Willow Talk has begun a 'Justice for Warnie' campaign, and Stuart Clark, Morne Morkel and Gus Worland are bandying together to have Shane Warne's 99 upgraded to a century. The boys discuss the bizarre ending to the NSW Sheffield Shield Game against Victoria (2:17), and Clark rips the Blues' performances apart, even endorsing co-host Morkel as a possible saviour for his former team. England's record-breaking Test against Pakistan then takes centre stage (9:15), and the question is asked - is Baz-ball sustainable? Our resident quicks then recall some great yarns about bowling on the subcontinent (13:11) before we put our arguments up for Warnie and that century he was robbed of 21 years ago (22:30). Morkel has some insights into the Proteas' preparation for the Gabba Test, and beyond, (27:10) plus we preview Australia's women's T20 tour of India.

34:24

EP04 - S1

7 Dec 22

Cummins' big Admission, Mitch Johnson's Top 5 wickets & our favourite West Indies' quicks

Mitchell Johnson joins Gus Worland and Brad Haddin in Perth this week and the trio break down the biggest stories heading into a busy Summer of Test cricket, including Pat Cummins' admission that he can't read pitches (8:38). The boys nominate their all-time favourite West Indies bowlers, Josh Hazlewood pops in to explain why he likes waterfalls more than aeroplanes (14:36) and Mitch Johnson talks us through the best wickets of his career (17:20).   The boys nominate the players they think are the future of Australia's bowling attack (24:21) and Hadds has some brutal feedback on the state of the Windies' batting lineup (32:54).

Cummins' big Admission, Mitch Johnson's Top 5 wickets & our favourite West Indies' quicks

Mitchell Johnson joins Gus Worland and Brad Haddin in Perth this week and the trio break down the biggest stories heading into a busy Summer of Test cricket, including Pat Cummins' admission that he can't read pitches (8:38). The boys nominate their all-time favourite West Indies bowlers, Josh Hazlewood pops in to explain why he likes waterfalls more than aeroplanes (14:36) and Mitch Johnson talks us through the best wickets of his career (17:20).   The boys nominate the players they think are the future of Australia's bowling attack (24:21) and Hadds has some brutal feedback on the state of the Windies' batting lineup (32:54).

34:32

EP03 - S1

30 Nov 22

Food Poisoning on Tour, Langer's Coward comments and do the Aussies have a Captaincy problem

Gus Worland and Brad Haddin welcome Callum Ferguson to the show and the South Australian doesn't disappoint. The boys give their best food poisoning stories on tour in the wake of England's decision to appoint a food manager for their upcoming tour of the subcontinent (1:54), before Gus tells an incredible suburban cricket story from this past weekend. Justin Langer's coward comments go under the microscope (7:27), as does David Warner's renewed captaincy hopes (22:01). We find out if two fast bowlers have ever captained consecutive matches at international level before (27:30), following Josh Hazlewood's cameo, and Hadds has a great yarn from domestic cricket involving a very sporting declaration from Darren Lehmann (32:01).

Food Poisoning on Tour, Langer's Coward comments and do the Aussies have a Captaincy problem

Gus Worland and Brad Haddin welcome Callum Ferguson to the show and the South Australian doesn't disappoint. The boys give their best food poisoning stories on tour in the wake of England's decision to appoint a food manager for their upcoming tour of the subcontinent (1:54), before Gus tells an incredible suburban cricket story from this past weekend. Justin Langer's coward comments go under the microscope (7:27), as does David Warner's renewed captaincy hopes (22:01). We find out if two fast bowlers have ever captained consecutive matches at international level before (27:30), following Josh Hazlewood's cameo, and Hadds has a great yarn from domestic cricket involving a very sporting declaration from Darren Lehmann (32:01).

40:36

EP02 - S1

23 Nov 22

Mr Cricket's betrayal, Bizarre injuries & the Masseuse that derailed South Africa

We're subbing in Gus Worland for Willow Talk, and he didn't disappoint on his first show, bringing in South Africa's Morne Morkel to give the inside scoop on the Proteas' 2022 failure plus the porn star that derailed their 2015 campaign (23:55). Old hand Brad Haddin tries to take down England's Mr-Nice-Guy Mike Hussey, but does give a personal confession about an injury he hid from team officials, when his international career nearly ended before it had begun (5:39). After giving the Poms as little love as possible for their World Cup victory, the boys switch their attention to the red-ball and the upcoming Australia vs South Africa Test series (16:19). Finally, we give Morne a hard time over South Africa's latest choke job, and get his reflections from every Australians' favourite World Cup moment - the 1999 World Cup semi-final. (26:00).

Mr Cricket's betrayal, Bizarre injuries & the Masseuse that derailed South Africa

We're subbing in Gus Worland for Willow Talk, and he didn't disappoint on his first show, bringing in South Africa's Morne Morkel to give the inside scoop on the Proteas' 2022 failure plus the porn star that derailed their 2015 campaign (23:55). Old hand Brad Haddin tries to take down England's Mr-Nice-Guy Mike Hussey, but does give a personal confession about an injury he hid from team officials, when his international career nearly ended before it had begun (5:39). After giving the Poms as little love as possible for their World Cup victory, the boys switch their attention to the red-ball and the upcoming Australia vs South Africa Test series (16:19). Finally, we give Morne a hard time over South Africa's latest choke job, and get his reflections from every Australians' favourite World Cup moment - the 1999 World Cup semi-final. (26:00).

32:39

EP01 - S1

16 Nov 22

DAILY SHOW: Monday Nov 14 - England are T20 World Cup Champions

On the road with Mark Howard & Brad Haddin. Your daily cricket podcast for news, views and behind the scenes action. England win the T20 World Cup! Ben Stokes the match winner Pakistan show character! Sam Curran the Player of the Match and Player of the Tournament  The best fast bowling group in the world  The blow to the Big Bash League SUBSCRIBE HERE SO YOU DON’T MISS A SHOW: https://link.chtbl.com/WillowTalk

DAILY SHOW: Monday Nov 14 - England are T20 World Cup Champions

On the road with Mark Howard & Brad Haddin. Your daily cricket podcast for news, views and behind the scenes action. England win the T20 World Cup! Ben Stokes the match winner Pakistan show character! Sam Curran the Player of the Match and Player of the Tournament  The best fast bowling group in the world  The blow to the Big Bash League SUBSCRIBE HERE SO YOU DON’T MISS A SHOW: https://link.chtbl.com/WillowTalk

20:27

EP29 - S1

13 Nov 22

DAILY SHOW: Sunday Nov 13 - Pakistan v England World Cup Final Preview

On the road with Mark Howard & Brad Haddin. Your daily cricket podcast for news, views and behind the scenes action. The Final Preview Can the Pakistan fast bowlers take down England? Which opening pair will create the most damage? Jos Buttler's leadership with the bat and with the gloves The influence of Matthew Hayden on Pakistan Player of the Match and Winner tips.  SUBSCRIBE HERE SO YOU DON’T MISS A SHOW: https://link.chtbl.com/WillowTalk

DAILY SHOW: Sunday Nov 13 - Pakistan v England World Cup Final Preview

On the road with Mark Howard & Brad Haddin. Your daily cricket podcast for news, views and behind the scenes action. The Final Preview Can the Pakistan fast bowlers take down England? Which opening pair will create the most damage? Jos Buttler's leadership with the bat and with the gloves The influence of Matthew Hayden on Pakistan Player of the Match and Winner tips.  SUBSCRIBE HERE SO YOU DON’T MISS A SHOW: https://link.chtbl.com/WillowTalk

15:27

EP28 - S1

12 Nov 22

DAILY SHOW: Saturday Nov 12 - The Aussie team for the 2024 World Cup

On the road with Mark Howard & Brad Haddin. Your daily cricket podcast for news, views and behind the scenes action. Former Australian cricketer, Brad Haddin names his Australian team to take on the world at the 2024 T20 World Cup - it's only 18 months away! With five key talking points. Cameron Green's best position  Tim David and his development in the Australian ranks Where to for Matthew Wade?  Mitchel Starc the gun! The surprise packets! and the captain! SUBSCRIBE HERE SO YOU DON’T MISS A SHOW: https://link.chtbl.com/WillowTalk

DAILY SHOW: Saturday Nov 12 - The Aussie team for the 2024 World Cup

On the road with Mark Howard & Brad Haddin. Your daily cricket podcast for news, views and behind the scenes action. Former Australian cricketer, Brad Haddin names his Australian team to take on the world at the 2024 T20 World Cup - it's only 18 months away! With five key talking points. Cameron Green's best position  Tim David and his development in the Australian ranks Where to for Matthew Wade?  Mitchel Starc the gun! The surprise packets! and the captain! SUBSCRIBE HERE SO YOU DON’T MISS A SHOW: https://link.chtbl.com/WillowTalk

19:09

EP27 - S1

11 Nov 22

DAILY SHOW: Friday Nov 11 - England send India home in extraordinary fashion!

On the road with Mark Howard & Brad Haddin.  Your daily cricket podcast for news, views and behind the scenes action. England dominate India in unbelievable style. The complete resurgence of Alex Hales. A full Indian review, including a star of the future. Hardik Pandya almost heroic with the bat. The weather situation for the World Cup Final at the MCG.  The worst batting totals in history! SUBSCRIBE HERE SO YOU DON’T MISS A SHOW: https://link.chtbl.com/WillowTalk

DAILY SHOW: Friday Nov 11 - England send India home in extraordinary fashion!

On the road with Mark Howard & Brad Haddin.  Your daily cricket podcast for news, views and behind the scenes action. England dominate India in unbelievable style. The complete resurgence of Alex Hales. A full Indian review, including a star of the future. Hardik Pandya almost heroic with the bat. The weather situation for the World Cup Final at the MCG.  The worst batting totals in history! SUBSCRIBE HERE SO YOU DON’T MISS A SHOW: https://link.chtbl.com/WillowTalk

19:16

EP26 - S1

10 Nov 22

DAILY SHOW: Thursday Nov 10 - Pakistan miraculously through to the World Cup Final, plus a preview of England V India with Mike Hussey

On the road with Mark Howard & Brad Haddin.  Your daily cricket podcast for news, views and behind the scenes action. Against all odds, Pakistan are into the T20 World Cup Final! Where the semi final between Pakistan and New Zealand was won and lost! Babar and Rizwan's powerful partnership  Could we see an India V Pakistan re-match at the MCG in the final? Special Guest and England Assistant Coach, Mike Hussey England v India Preview Rishabh Pant MUST be selected! Hadd's tip SUBSCRIBE HERE SO YOU DON’T MISS A SHOW: https://link.chtbl.com/WillowTalk

DAILY SHOW: Thursday Nov 10 - Pakistan miraculously through to the World Cup Final, plus a preview of England V India with Mike Hussey

On the road with Mark Howard & Brad Haddin.  Your daily cricket podcast for news, views and behind the scenes action. Against all odds, Pakistan are into the T20 World Cup Final! Where the semi final between Pakistan and New Zealand was won and lost! Babar and Rizwan's powerful partnership  Could we see an India V Pakistan re-match at the MCG in the final? Special Guest and England Assistant Coach, Mike Hussey England v India Preview Rishabh Pant MUST be selected! Hadd's tip SUBSCRIBE HERE SO YOU DON’T MISS A SHOW: https://link.chtbl.com/WillowTalk

32:18

EP25 - S1

9 Nov 22

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