The Sledge: 2013/2014 Episode 5
Who: Ryan Thomas, Jonathan Howcroft (BackPageLead.com.au), Andy Groves (cricketplusmag.com.au).
What: The Sledge panel are here to discuss everything you need to know about the first Ashes test. From Mitchell Johnson’s bumpers, Anderson’s “broken arm”, and Jonathan Trott’s headspace – the team are all-across it like one of those terrible sexually-transmitted rashes.
For added expert opinion, Jono travels to Melbourne Cricket Club to speak with Nick Speak, ex-Lancashire and Durham batsman, and current Melbourne Cricket Club coach, about the batting techniques of the batsmen either side of the Ashes warline. In this episode, you’ll discover Speaky’s tips for Watto and Prior; how Clarkey changed his trigger movements; and why he doesn’t trust Jimmy Bairstow.
Also: Ryan helps Mitchell Johnson calibrate, Andy knows what he wants at the water-cooler, Jono’s all about Stokes, and we bring your a very special Public Service Announcement.