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

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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.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Eoin Morgan of England shows the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy to the fans during the England ICC World Cup Victory Celebration at The Kia Oval on July 15, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)