Ashes podcast: T2D1

Ian Botham and Mike Atherton on Ben Stokes, Shane Watson and Alastair Cook's captaincy...

Last Updated: 05/12/13 1:58pm

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Download the Sky Sports Ashes podcast to get closer to the Adelaide action!

The second instalment of the 2013/14 Ashes is already underway and you can get the inside track on England's bid to get back into the series by clicking one of the links below.

After each day of every Test our pundits will share their views and reflections on all the action and discuss the biggest talking points - on and off the field!

With five former England captains in the commentary box - Nasser Hussain, Andrew Strauss, Mike Atherton, Sir Ian Botham and David Gower - not to mention the enigma that is Bumble, there'll be plenty of chat to catch up on and no doubt one or two spicy moments!

On today's podcast...

Sir Ian Botham and Mike Atherton swung by to share their thoughts on day one of the second Test, which is finely poised after Australia reached stumps on 273-5.

Check out their views on England's team selection - in particularly the impact Ben Stokes has had so far - and Alastair Cook's captaincy.

The duo also have their say on those missed opportunities for England in the field plus Shane Watson's poor 50-100 conversion rate.

Plus, listen in as Ian Ward chats to England spinner Graeme Swann about the day's play and hears his thoughts ahead of day two.

Here's how...

Check out the Sky Sports Ashes podcast page here or check out the podcast on itunes or by hitting this MP3 link.

Alternatively, listen in on Soundcloud...

Watch highlights of today's play on Sky Sports 2 from 10am - and On Demand from 6.30pm - before The Ashes Verdict hits your screens at 9pm, followed by The Ashes Extra at 11pm and live coverage of day two from 11.30pm.

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