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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 October 2018

The Cricket Pod: How Abu Dhabi T20 and Afghanistan Premier League can grow

We also talk to young England batsman Ollie Pope on what he finds most challenging about Test cricket

The Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy has the potential to get better with time. Pawan Singh / The National
The Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy has the potential to get better with time. Pawan Singh / The National

It was a ridiculously busy week for UAE cricket fans, with two Twenty20 tournaments and the first Pakistan-Australia Test match getting under way, all within the space of three days.

The Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy and the Afghanistan Premier League both faced teething problems, and major challenges lie ahead. But there is hope yet of their success in the near future.

In this edition of The Cricket Pod, hosts Chitrabhanu Kadalayil and Paul Radley discuss what needs to be done for that to happen. Listen here:

Also in this episode:

  • Playing for county and country – what is the difference? We find out from England's Ollie Pope.
  • What is wrong with Ravindra Jadeja – or rather, what is right with him? We analyse.
  • We run through Chris Gayle's legacy and where West Indies cricket has gone wrong.

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Read more:

Signs of promise for Afghanistan Premier League despite slow start

Everything you need to know about the Afghanistan Premier League

Lahore Qalandars win Abu Dhabi T20 title with Multiply Titans victory

Vision for Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy to be cricket's own Club World Cup