The top 5 best cricket podcasts in the world

The Sky Sports Cricket Podcast is arguably the best to listen to in the world.

Finding the right cricket podcast to listen to

Whether it’s while commuting to work, or while working-out at the gym, podcasts make great company. Unfortunately, with so many of them out there, discerning listeners often have to trawl through a lot of detritus before finding the right podcast for them. So to make life a little easier for cricket fans, here are LWOC’s top 5 best cricket podcasts that we recommend you listen to.

5. History of Cricket Podcast

This is the perfect cricket podcast for any history buffs out there. If you want to hear about the fabled exploits of W.G. Grace, Fred Spofforth, Ranjitsinghji, Fazal Mahmood, and other cricketing greats of yesteryears, then the History of Cricket Podcast is the podcast for you.

Episode by episode, host Shaun Thompson meticulously recounts key events in cricket’s history. Episode 1 covers the March, 1877, match between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the first Test match.

Now into its 114th episode, the History of Cricket Podcast has chronologically worked its way through seven decades of cricketing history. Its most recent episode recounts the 1953 Ashes.

4. The Cricket Podcast

The Cricket Podcast is a laid-back independent podcast, hosted by three lifelong cricket fans. New episodes are consistently released on a weekly basis and the analysis offered is always insightful and entertaining.

But, as the hosts are English, there is, unsurprisingly, a slight bias towards focusing on the England international team and English domestic cricket.


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3. Guerilla Cricket

For cricket fans with a Monty Python-esque sense of humour, Guerilla Cricket should appeal to them. The people behind it, the Guerillas, are a diverse troupe of cricket lovers that include musicians, comedians, writers, cricketers, and sports broadcasters.

Along with a podcast, the Guerillas also provide live ball-by-ball cricket commentary for matches, approaching the sport with a spirit of irreverence. Still, it is obvious how much love for cricket they all have. And it’s this (and the fun jingles) that ultimately makes their product so much fun to listen to.

2. Sky Sports Cricket Podcast

This is where the big boys can be heard. In England, Sky Sports have been the main broadcaster of cricket ever since it showed exclusive live coverage of the 1992 Cricket World Cup. As a result, they have access to some of the biggest names in the sport.

Analysing and debating topics from international and domestic cricket are regular hosts Nasser Hussain, Rob Key, Mike Atherton, and David Lloyd.

Recent guests on the show have included Joe Root, Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan, Monty Panesar, and Kumar Sangakkara. Surprisingly, Hussain’s interviewing technique with guests is often as grilling as any uncompromising political journalists. Probably the most popular among the best cricket podcasts in the world, due to their broadcasting success in the past and currently too.


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1. Oborne and Heller on Cricket

Oborne and Heller on Cricket was launched in early 2020, at the beginning of lockdown. At the time, its generous aim was to help cricket fans “endure a world without cricket.”

Of course, cricket has now, by and large, resumed, but cricket obsessives Peter Oborne and Richard Heller are still producing weekly episodes.  In these, they discuss various cricket topics and interview guests. Knowledgeable and insightful, Oborne and Heller are excellent hosts.

Peter Oborne is a British journalist and author.  He wrote 2015’s Wisden Book of the Year Wounded Tiger: A History of Cricket in Pakistan. And his latest book, The Assault on Truth: Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and the Emergence of a New Moral Barbarism, was published in February by Simon & Schuster.

Co-host Richard Heller has appeared on BBC Television’s long running quiz show Mastermind. On his appearance he answered questions on his specialist subject, Sir Garry Sobers. With Peter Oborne, he co-authored White on Green: A Portrait of Pakistan Cricket.

So far, guests on Oborne and Heller on Cricket have included Monty Python’s John Cleese,  Cricket 2.0 author Tim Wigmore, cricket historian Stephen Chalke, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani, former Zimbabwe captain Andy Flower, and many more besides.

Happy listening

So these are Last Word on Cricket’s 5 best cricket podcasts. Put in those ear-buds and happy listening!

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