Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 12 November 2019

Can World Cup win change English sport?: The Cricket Pod

This week, Paul Radley and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil discuss the impact England's victory at Lord's will have on the sport

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This week on The Cricket Pod, Paul Radley describes what it felt like to watch the 2019 Cricket World Cup final at Lord's on Sunday. What struck him the most was how the game, usually a source of interest for a few, tapped into the consciousness of the wider British public.

But can the powers that run cricket in the country take advantage of England's first ever World Cup victory and grow the sport there - given the tournament was played at home, the final was made free-to-air for television viewers and the title was clinched in dramatic circumstances?

That is something for us to wait and see between now and the launch of 'The 100' competition next year.

Also in this episode:

  • Radley and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil discuss the legacy of England captain Eoin Morgan.
  • Radley and Kadalayil are surprised to find much commonality in their respective World Cup XIs.

  • Kadalayil provides his take on whether the ICC should take another look at the format of the knockout stage.

England captain Eoin Morgan shows the Cricket World Cup trophy to the fans at the Oval on Monday. James Chance / Getty Images
England captain Eoin Morgan shows the Cricket World Cup trophy to the fans at the Oval on Monday. James Chance / Getty Images

Updated: October 28, 2019 07:49 PM

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