The Cricket Sadist Hour

ESPN, Cricket, Jarrod Kimber, Andy Zaltzman

Andy Zaltzman and Jarrod Kimber dig in to cricket's biggest and nerdiest topics. They deliver heavy balls with soft hands. The Aubrey Faulkner of cricket podcasts.
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World Cup performances | The Puppetmaster Martin Crowe

32:08 | Apr 23rd

From Crowe to Klusener, Kimber and Zaltzman look back at great performances from previous World Cups in the first of a two part series
Cricket's foot fetish

46:02 | Feb 25th

Zaltzman and Kimber talking free hits, body position and Chris Woakes' nice feet. How do we stop them, why do they happen, and why Bob Willis should never ever talk about them.
Bowlers save humanity

49:44 | Jan 17th

When it comes to not making runs, few are more qualified than Andy Zaltzman and Jarrod Kimber. The two learned failures look at how much Test batsmen struggled in 2018, and why. They discuss where modern batting is right now, blip-wise. They also tal...Show More
The soft hands of glove

1:00:54 | Sep 8th, 2018

Kimber sits down with Zaltzman, one of the leading wicketkeepers in England, to look at the evolution of keeping.
Joe Root and the conversions

44:25 | Aug 17th, 2018

Zaltzman and Kimber look at batsmen converting fifties to hundreds, and those converting twenty-fives to fifties (for some reason), and much other Joe Root related stuff.
The age of Wagner

47:58 | Aug 5th, 2018

Zaltzman and Kimber go left, way left, to talk about one of the biggest trends in cricket, the rise of left-arm seam: from Fred Morley to Neil Wagner, with lots of Wasim Akram
The life and times of Jimmy

51:59 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Jarrod Kimber and Andy Zaltzman are back with the Cricket Sadist Hour, and they take a deep dive into Jimmy Anderson's career.
The emergency junk granular pouches episode

51:33 | Mar 28th, 2018

The podcast is back (in may, on ESPNcricinfo), but here is an emergency podcast we recorded for cricinfo. It's about men doing bad things with balls.
flawed facial injuries

57:09 | Nov 29th, 2016

Three Test series are very nearly discussed.
President Beefy

49:17 | Nov 1st, 2016

Would Beefy beat Clinton? Is cricket a strong or weak link sport? Bangladesh. How good is Mehedi Hasan? England, arrogant, idiotic, or idiogant? Is this Australia's greatest pre-series home implosion since 10/11? And Steve O'Keefe, because we ...Show More
Pitch doctoring my arse

1:02:00 | Aug 16th, 2016

Younis steel balls. Measuring your penis. Test Cricket.
A noisy box at Lord's

36:40 | Jul 13th, 2016

We find the quietest box at lord's, which is not quiet. We almost talk about Mo Amir. We almost talk about a lot of things crickety.
Two Tiers Tests will happen, and it might work

40:58 | Jun 15th, 2016

Two tiers, or not two tiers. Sri Lanka shit show. And when Andy changed cricket forever.
batting gimpery and the modern player

54:10 | May 25th, 2016

Alex Hales in a gimp suit. Jonny Bairstow's future. Batting positions. How bad are modern collapses?
Cozier; throwing shit at the wall as a wise man

54:26 | May 16th, 2016

Married women are shit cricketers, plus Charlotte Edwards. Commentary is now more Morrison than Cozier. Can we make up new fielding positions? How shit were England in the 90s? A team of Zatlzmans vs a team of Kimbers....
100% chance of cricket podcasting

50:20 | Apr 28th, 2016

Odd dismissals, groins, Portugal Carlos, Stokes, T20 tactics, and the unknown Sri Lankans.
An off the pitch waltz with B-Mac

1:02:37 | Feb 24th, 2016

Two men, one you tube clip, and you ears. Plus, bonus Mankad evolutionary history.
The softest hands in the business

1:01:36 | Feb 10th, 2016

The ICC. And then almost an hour of pure, hardcore, filthy, wicket keeping erotica.
Rabada will make you pregnant

1:09:19 | Jan 27th, 2016

England. South Africa. Ben Stokes. Kagiso Rabada. Andy takes a controversial stand on fixing in cricket. Jarrod almost explains the evolution of bowling. And do we need milestones?
the not ideal demise of West Indies cricket

1:00:47 | Dec 16th, 2015

What are the far from ideal reasons that West Indies Cricket might not be around in five years? Was South Africa's form a blip? Do we need independent groundsmen? Has Andy ever seen a batsmen storm off a ground in a huff dismissing himself? What team...Show More
pink stat anger

56:09 | Dec 1st, 2015

Pink balls, the birth of test cricket, iverson's hands, taking singles, bullying at the ICC, and home pitches.
Mitch and the sleepless nights

58:07 | Nov 18th, 2015

The beast called Mitch. Australia's batting pitches. Rebuilding England. Kane's textbook animation. And special guest starring Jarrod and Andy revolutionising cricket tactics as you know it. featuring Syd Barnes Aubrey Faulkner Herbie Taylor Ranj...Show More
The Ian Bell Curve

42:30 | Nov 6th, 2015

Pakistan's win, England's potential positives, masters of tweak, the era of part time, doctor talk and beach cricket. Random historical players mentioned: alfred lyttelton gaving roberston basil butcher david capel billy murdoch cameron white
Viru: The builder and destroyer of villages

49:49 | Oct 20th, 2015

Viru, Zaheer, Shoaib, Adil, Cook, Trevor Franklin, Craig Howard, Blackwood, Rangana and Shiv Sena are all here.
The Mailey Monroe years

47:52 | Oct 7th, 2015

Bangladesh and terrorism, a BCCI game, the West Indies selection fun, Yasir Shah's repeatable awesomeness, Frank Tarrant facts and Joe Solomon's mango regime.
Brian Close's stripper pole

50:16 | Sep 16th, 2015

Could a perfect bowling robot be invented? Would it need human hands to complete catches? Does time keep going? Is playing five degrees of Brian Close a pointless game? What are the great Test teams who dominated eras? Are South Africa one of them? C...Show More
No dogging it out

39:22 | Sep 2nd, 2015

Do modern batsmen dog it out? What does Jarrod's office have in it? What is the greatest bilateral ODI series of all time? Is describing yourself as an Angelo Mathews fan like saying you hate pedophiles? Ashes, women's ashes, Ind V SL and ODI serie...Show More
Attacking wags, defending habs

56:36 | Aug 19th, 2015

Ashes, both sexes. Sri Lanka. India. Stuart Binny. It's all here.
Ashes Aesthetic void edition

29:49 | Jul 28th, 2015

Two men talk about the sports science "momentum", pitch chess, explain the term Pringling, invisible women's Tests and how Pakistan are better when they don't play.
Swinging shoulders and Chunky thighs

45:41 | Jul 3rd, 2015

A preview for the ashes that very nearly looks into the series, some Pakistan and Sri Lanka chat that veers into left hander bashing, Bangaldesh cuts and drones, the semi competence of the ICC and a special tribute to Victor Trumper.
Can Bangladesh have a new era?

31:20 | Jun 23rd, 2015

Andy and Jarrod talk legspin love, work out the exact level of Windies mediocre, try to work out if this was England’s first ever ODI series, mispronounce Bangladesh’s new dynamo, toy with the idea of buying a women’s franchise in the new English lea...Show More
Wedded cricket bliss

28:28 | Jun 12th, 2015

Andy and Jarrod discuss Australia vs West Indies. Many retirements. Downgrading a Test series. England's strange modern approach. And all the cricket innovation news you can handle, plus their own new invention. Recorded in front of a live ESPNcricin...Show More
The Adcocks

36:23 | Jun 3rd, 2015

Andy and Jarrod discuss what NZ used to be like, share a mutual hatred of terrorists, talk all things Shiv, visualise like a tracer bullet the coaching career of Ravi Shastri and other things cricket. Recorded in front of a live ESPNcricinfo audienc...Show More
A new Andy

51:47 | May 27th, 2015

Cricket Sadist Hour needed more more sadist, so we recruited Andy Zaltzman for the show. Now he and Jarrod will discuss how Trevor Bayliss is a superhero, their memories of Pakistan, a discussion on how New Zealand's tail batted, MAL LOYE news, #swe...Show More