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The Unplayable Podcast
20 minutes | Nov 23, 2022
Aussies sweep England 3-0, pink-ball PM's XI and WBBL finals
A clean sweep over the world champions! Who saw that coming? Josh Schonafinger and Adam Burnett recap Australia's huge wins over England, discuss what it means for this side, look ahead to an exciting Prime Minister's XI fixture and try to predict the WBBL|08 finals. Timestamps: Dettol ODI wash-up 0:30, Prime Minister's XI v Windies 09:30, WBBL finals 11:00, latest Aussie squad 14:30, Shield latest 17:00. Listen to the Scoop Podcast here: https://feeds.acast.com/public/shows/62d4be54f7d5910011e61267 Kim Garth feature piece: https://www.cricket.com.au/news/feature/kim-garth-australia-t20-selection-india-tour-ireland-wbbl08-big-bash-debut/2022-11-22 AB's Joe Burns feature piece: https://www.cricket.com.au/news/feature/joe-burns-100th-sheffield-shield-match-all-time-queensland-bulls-great-australia-test-opener/2022-11-18 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
38 minutes | Nov 21, 2022
'It just snapped': Glenn Maxwell opens up on gruesome injury
Unplayable Podcast host Louis Cameron is joined by Glenn Maxwell, who explains how he broke his leg in an innocuous birthday party mishap that will see him miss months of cricket. The star allrounder opens up his recovery from the incident, the games he is most devastated about missing and his Test ambitions, the reaction to his post-T20 World Cup comments, who will captain the Melbourne Stars in the BBL in his absence and the silver lining of his layoff. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
59 minutes | Nov 7, 2022
Australia's World Cup in review, Shane Watson's inner battle
Where did it all go wrong for Australia? Louis Cameron and Josh Schonafinger discuss Australia's Super 12s exit at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup before Shane Watson joins the crew to go through his new release, 'Winning the Inner Battle'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15 minutes | Oct 31, 2022
Instant World Cup Recap: Hamstring headaches after Aussies down Irish
Australia simply had to defeat Ireland to keep their T20 World Cup campaign alive. And they did. Aaron Finch returned to form with a fluent 63 but hamstring injuries to three different players is a cause for concern for the Aussies. Louis Cameron was at the Gabba watching play unfold and he caught up with Josh Schonafinger in the aftermath to go through all the good stuff. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16 minutes | Oct 25, 2022
Instant World Cup Recap: Stoinis 59 not out off 18!
Chasing 158 to defeat Sri Lanka at Perth Stadium, Australia had a little wobble in their innings before Marcus Stoinis went full Hulk on the Lankans, bashing a record-breaking 17-ball half-century (the fastest by an Aussie man in T20Is) to power his side to a comfortable, and net-run-rate satisfying victory. Louis Cameron was there and breaks down the win with Josh Schonafinger. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16 minutes | Oct 22, 2022
Instant World Cup Recap: "The best catch I've ever seen"
World champions Australia were thrashed by New Zealand to the tune of 89 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground, and cricket.com.au journalists Louis Cameron and Josh Schonafinger take a look at what went wrong for the Aussies. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30 minutes | Oct 17, 2022
'Do it now, or it's all over': Matthew Wade on why his best comes with his back against the wall
Matthew Wade might have shepherded Mark Wood off the ball but he couldn't keep cricket.com.au's Louis Cameron at bay at the Gabba, where he sat down for an in-depth chat. The wicketkeeper spoke about his run-in with the England quick last week, the unique spirit around Australia's World Cup-winning team last year, how his best always comes with his career on the line and who he thinks will be player of the tournament for this year's showpiece T20 event that gets underway this weekend. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26 minutes | Oct 4, 2022
World Cup prep on the Gold Coast and inside the Aussie tour to India
Unplayable Podcast host Josh Schonafinger gets major Queensland FOMO as he calls up Louis Cameron (0:45) and Clancy ‘Donut’ Sinnamon (15:57) who are both on the Gold Coast ahead of Australia’s T20I series against the West Indies. Louis touches on Cameron Green’s mental form (2:46), Tim David’s place in the side (6:00), Mitch Marsh’s return (9:06) and Shimron Hetmyer’s untimely no-show (12:10). Following that, Clancy looks back on his time travel with the Australian side to India on their whirlwind three-match T20I series and what he’s learned from travelling the world and being close to the team. Louis' Tim David article: https://www.cricket.com.au/news/tim-david-make-t20-world-cup-case-home-international-debut-australia-west-indies-series-gold-coast/2022-10-03 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29 minutes | Sep 27, 2022
TAS Preview: Jordan Silk on captaincy, batting evolution and painting
Newly appointed all-format captain for Tasmania Jordan Silk joins Josh Schonafinger and Jack Paynter on the Unplayable Podcast to chat all things Tigers and Sixers. The right hander talks about his off-season travels and ventures (1:00), recapping Tasmania’s unlucky previous season (3:40), his career-best summer (6:00), Australian aspirations (9:15), Tassie’s pre-season (13:30), expectations for the upcoming summer (18:55), the Sixers and the BBL draft (20:28). Jack and Josh then chat (23:21) about Tassie's fortunes, squad and what to expect from the Tigers. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
34 minutes | Sep 21, 2022
NSW Preview: Captain Kurtis Patterson's new bub, Sixers switch and Test hopes
Ahead of New South Wales’ season opener against Victoria on Friday September 23, captain Kurtis Patterson joins Josh Schonafinger and Jack Paynter from the Unplayable Podcast to look ahead to the summer that beckons. Patterson talks about the birth of his first child (2:00), his cricket-loving American in-laws (4:00), the burgeoning Blues and his captaincy (5:50), his breakout BBL season (10:00), playing against Ricky Ponting in BBL|02 (13:25), NSW’s expectations for the season (19:05), playing with Nathan Lyon (23:50) and his Test aspirations (25:45). Josh and Jack then jump into a NSW preview (29:15) to look at what the season holds for the always-competitive Blues. You can also watch this episode on YouTube, if that's more your thing: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEpeKf7U6gmYi2oTQjF2zbG5VkpFj_eDX Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
WA Preview: Batting in the floppy hat with Josh Philippe
After winning the Sheffield Shield and the Marsh One-Day Cup last summer Josh Philippe tells the Unplayable Podcast he’s looking forward to becoming the ‘hunted’ in 2022-23. He also chats about his off-season exploits (1:51), playing with Shaun Marsh (5:56), his relationship with Josh Inglis (7:06), why he chose to stay in WA (8:51), the Sixers’ draft haul (12:30) and his goals for the season (15:10). At (17:36) it’s time for Josh Schonafinger and Jack Paynter to break down WA’s chances of going back-to-back this season. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
34 minutes | Sep 15, 2022
QLD Preview: Matt Renshaw on batting anywhere, Harry Potter & Peter Siddle
Queensland Bulls batter (and 'part-time allrounder') Matt Renshaw joins Josh Schonafinger and Jack Paynter on the Unplayable Podcast to discuss what lays ahead for the upcoming season. Renshaw talks about his winter with Somerset (1:30), his preferred batting position (2:35), playing Peter Siddle (5:55), Harry Potter (7:00), goals for the upcoming season (11:50), Queensland’s spin depth (14:20) and their pace depth (18:28) and his own bowling (19:38). Josh and Jack then get into a detailed Bulls season preview at (25:30). You can read the Kane Richardson relocation feature here: https://www.cricket.com.au/news/feature/kane-richardson-queensland-bulls-south-australia-move-gold-coast-t20-shield-world-cup/2022-05-06 And you can also watch the show on YouTube here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEpeKf7U6gmYi2oTQjF2zbG5VkpFj_eDX Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20 minutes | Sep 9, 2022
SA Preview: Alex Carey on his Aussie rise, the Redbacks and the Karachi pool
Australian wicketkeeper Alex Carey joined Josh Schonafinger to review his recent fine form with the bat, chat about Australia's time in north Queensland and look ahead to a big summer for both the national side and the South Australia Redbacks. On the agenda were his match-winning partnership with Cameron Green (0:57), spending time in North Queensland (3:00), captaining Australia in ODIs (5:52), the Pakistan and Sri Lanka tours (8:17), the pool in Karachi (10:15), South Australia preview (13:07) and his first and favourite bat (19:46). After that, Jack Paynter (20:46) joined Josh to go through the ins and outs of the Redbacks upcoming summer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31 minutes | Sep 7, 2022
VIC Preview: Will Sutherland on stepping up, family battles and mullets
Victorian and freshly re-signed Melbourne Renegades bowling allrounder Will Sutherland joins Josh Schonafinger and Jack Paynter to preview his sides' chances for the upcoming season. Will speaks about his pre-season 1:11, the Shield final 2:22, the temptation to head to County cricket 4:45, his new Renegades contract 5:46, Victoria’s pace attack 7:05, players to watch 8:30, Will Pucovski 11:48, comparisons to Annabel 13:00, the mullet 16:00 and much more. Did you know you can watch the podcast on YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEpeKf7U6gmYi2oTQjF2zbG5VkpFj_eDX Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
35 minutes | Jun 24, 2022
GOAT! Nathan Lyon on working with Murali, Test preparation and long-term goals
What better time to chat to Australia's greatest ever off-spinner than right before a Test series? The interview with Lyon starts at 15:54, where he discusses fitness, Test preparation, sub-continent conditions, Muttiah Muralitharan and Rangana Herath and plenty more. Before that, cricket.com.au journalist Louis Cameron, who is in Sri Lanka, joins Josh Schonafinger to talk about Australia's tour so to date. Sri Lanka v Australia series home: https://www.cricket.com.au/tours/Sri%20Lanka%20Australia%20Mens%20Tour%20Test%20ODI%20T20%202022/9ZwprkjgWUq2tw8BsLvCWQ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
32 minutes | Jun 6, 2022
No more Mr Fix-it: Steve Smith on new T20 role, Sri Lanka series, vertigo and more
Cricket.com.au's Louis Cameron sits down with Steve Smith in Colombo to talk about his holiday to New York, no longer being the Australian T20 team's anchor, the relaxed approach of the side on their Sri Lanka tour, his Test hundred drought as well as his battles with vertigo. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
36 minutes | Jun 3, 2022
Jhye Richardson chats Ashes hauls, injuries and Rocket League; Sri Lanka tour preview
Australia fast bowler Jhye Richardson is back on tour with the national side and eager to make a big impact in the three-match T20I series. The chat with Richardson starts at 16:48. Before then, Louis Cameron in Colombo chats with Josh Schonafinger about the series ahead, how the Aussies will shape up and which Sri Lankans to watch out for. Watch Pathirana's incredible bowling action here: https://www.cricket.com.au/news/sri-lanka-name-test-odi-t20-squads-australia-tour-matheesha-pathirana-baby-lasith-malinga/2022-05-21Coach McDonald left behind with COVID: https://www.cricket.com.au/news/andrew-mcdonald-covid19-head-coach-australia-men-sri-lanka-tour-t20-squad-departure/2022-06-01 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
33 minutes | Mar 19, 2022
Usman Khawaja on his Pakistan run spree, evolution against spin & how tennis has shaped his fitness
Usman Khawaja, in a rare moment when he wasn't at the batting crease in Pakistan, joined Louis Cameron ahead of the third Test to discuss his Saqlain Mushtaq impersonations and the evolution of his bowling action (2:03), whether he gets sledged in English or Urdu (or Pashtun!) (4:45), his dropped catch in Karachi while he was wearing a helmet (9:30), how he has found his best method against spin bowling (12:30), his high-fat, low-carb diet and how tennis has helped him stay fit (19:39) and the type of coach Australia needs (28:00). Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
So close yet so far in Karachi, Aussies' World Cup claim getting stronger
As Australia's women win and their men draw, let Josh Schonafinger and Louis Cameron walk you through the events of these two sides over the past week. Perfect run outs, reverse swing, Usman Khawaja, Covid-dodging and World Cup rivals plus plenty more is discussed on this week's episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
34 minutes | Mar 9, 2022
The Rawalpindi bat-a-thon, remembering Warnie, leg-spinners galore for the Aussie women and the Marsh Cup final
Josh Schonafinger and Louis Cameron open the batting on a flat one and prove difficult to remove. They discuss the drawn first Pakistan-Australia men's Test in Rawalpindi and consider changes for the second match in Karachi (0.06), reflect on the legendary Shane Warne after his recent death (15.31), consider the Australian women's leg-spin conundrum at the ODI World Cup in New Zealand (20.26) and preview the Marsh One-Day Cup final following a bizarre domestic 50-over season (27.39). Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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