The Cricket Debate podcast: Bob Willis and Mark Butcher on England’s turnaround

What a difference a week makes!

Pakistan made a mess of their first innings on day one of the second Test as England turned things around thanks to a much-improved bowling display.

Download the Cricket Debate Podcast here to get the views of former England internationals Bob Willis and Mark Butcher on how Joe Root’s side began to put to bed the lamentable Lord’s display.

Catch up with all the action from Day one of the second Test

Bob Willis says Sarfraz Ahmed was duped by the Yorkshire sunshine at Headingley and England ended up bowling in perfect seamer’s conditions – but did James Anderson bowl the right length?

And what of the team selection? Mark Butcher explains his ‘slightly cynical’ theory on why Chris Woakes was picked ahead of Mark Wood for this match.

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Our guests also discuss the reasons behind Sam Curran’s selection and get their teeth into the ICC’s recommendations for increased penalties against players for bad behaviour and ball-tampering.

For all that and more, download The Cricket Debate podcast now!

Watch day two of the second Test from 10am on Saturday on Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event.

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