Pitch Imperfect, Collingwood’s credentials and England’s World Cup wobbles March 21, 2022

from Test Match Special· ·

Mark Chapman is joined by Jimmy Anderson and Phil Tufnell to reflect on England’s second Test match against West Indies as flat pitch conditions led to a second consecutive draw. Jimmy tells us what he made of Saqib Mahmood’s Test debut, the thinking behind England’s declaration tactics and whether it’s been difficult to watch the series from home after not being selected. We hear from England interim head coach Paul Collingwood on the improvement in England’s attitude and his interest in a more permanent role with the team. And Sussex and England bowler Georgia Elwiss joins us to discuss the …



Mark Chapman is joined by Jimmy Anderson and Phil Tufnell to reflect on England’s second Test match against West Indies as flat pitch conditions led to a second consecutive draw. Jimmy tells us what he made of Saqib Mahmood’s Test debut, the thinking behind England’s declaration tactics and whether it’s been difficult to watch the series from home after not being selected. We hear from England interim head coach Paul Collingwood on the improvement in England’s attitude and his interest in a more permanent role with the team. And Sussex and England bowler Georgia Elwiss joins us to discuss the Women’s World Cup and whether England have got what it takes to reach the semi-finals after an underwhelming tournament so far. TOPICS 00:52 – Pitch conditions 09:18 – Saqib Mahmood 14:44 – England’s declaration process 18:26 – Paul Collingwood interview with Jonathan Agnew 28:05 – Has it been difficult for Jimmy to watch the series from home? 31:12 – Georgia Elwiss on England’s World Cup hopes 44:50 – England too reliant on the old guard? 47:36 – What makes Sophie Ecclestone so special?