“I thought I’d never see this day” – Test cricket returns to Pakistan
Pakistan fan and Doosra podcast co-host Aatif Nawaz travels to Rawalpindi for Pakistan’s first home Test for a decade, after the 2009 attacks on the visiting Sri Lankan team.
He speaks to PCB Chief Exec Wasim Khan, legendary batsman Javed Miandad, bowler Mohammad Abbas and former Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur, on the ‘lost generation’ of Pakistan fans, the financial and cricketing problems that have been caused by the absence of home international cricket, and whether England might be touring there any time soon.
Bob Willis 1949-2019
Eleanor Oldroyd pays tribute to former England captain Bob Willis, who has died at the age of 70. His teammates Mike Brearley, Vic Marks and David Gower share their memories of him, including Willis' memorable performance during 1981 Ashes series at Headingley.
Hamilton preview: Root's beard and Ramprakash's concerns
Mark Ramprakash and Steve Finn join Jonathan Agnew to look ahead to England's second Test against New Zealand in Hamilton.
We hear from Joe Root, who is on the receiving end of a sledge from Aggers about his beard; Ben Stokes gives his backing to his captain, but Mark Ramprakash has concerns about who really is going to be in charge for the Test.
Plus we hear from Ross Taylor and Bryan Waddle.
Mount Maunganui day 1: Sizing each other up
England began their two test series with New Zealand, winning the toss and batting first, making 241-4 by the close.
Joe Denly made 74, Rory Burns 52 and Ben Stokes is 67 not out. New England opener, Dominic Sibley scored 22.
We review the day with Jonathan Agnew, Steve Finn and Mark Ramprakash. Plus interviews with Rory Burns and Neil Wagner.
Also we find out more about the beautiful venue, hosting its first test match.
Mt Maunganui preview: can 'reset' England grind NZ down?
Jonathan Agnew is joined by Steve Finn at the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, the day before the first Test against New Zealand.
We hear from England captain Joe Root, on England's 'reset' approach to Test cricket, and new opener Dom Sibley says how he dreamed about playing for England after watching the first day of the 2005 Ashes Test as a 10 year old.
Plus Sam Curran, picked ahead of Chris Woakes, tells us his experiences of bowling with the Kookaburra ball, and we hear from Jos Buttler and Kane Williamson.
There will be a podcast at close of play every day during the Test series, with full commentary on 5 live Sports Extra and via the BBC Sport website and app.