The Cricket Debate podcast: Bob Willis and Ravi Bopara

England battled into a decent first-innings lead – with a nightwatchman their top-scorer on day two of the second Test against Pakistan.

Download The Cricket Debate Podcast here to hear the views of Ravi Bopara and Bob Willis on another positive day for England, on which they forged ahead by 128 runs.

Check out Bob’s view on the state of affairs – including why Pakistan should have been more vindictive against Dom Bess (49), and why it’s difficult for any batsman to be in on this Headingley surface.

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

But where does Bess fit into the bigger picture when Jack Leach is fit? Who are the best spinners in the County game currently? And does the domestic game produce Test cricketers of sufficient quality?

On the last point, Ravi says yes – but perhaps only in the context of home matches – plus check out his view on whether the focus on white-ball cricket is hindering England’s prospects in the five-day game.

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

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

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