England quick bowlers Mark Wooden and Tymal Mills will showcase their ‘Good Tempo for Radio’ in a brand new BBC podcast through the T20 World Cup.
Wooden and Mills, a part of England’s 15-man squad, will convey you unique behind-the-scenes information and perception, talk about performances on the sphere and welcome team-mates, coaches and even their wives as visitors on the podcast.
“We’ll have some enjoyable with it,” Mills says. “Something we will do to get away from the seriousness of the cricket is all the time good, particularly within the setting we’re in in the meanwhile.”
Wooden provides: “I do not suppose Ant and Dec should be fearful nevertheless it’s good we’re doing it collectively. We have recognized one another for a very long time.”
Within the first episode, the tempo pair talk about the title of the podcast, England’s preparations for the match – they play their first recreation towards West Indies in Dubai on Saturday – and the way Mills has taken on the position of kids’s entertainer for the gamers’ households.
‘The title of the podcast fits us nicely’
Mills, in the meantime, returns to the facet for the primary time in 4 years after a sequence of career-threatening accidents.
They’re two of the quickest bowlers in world cricket, able to speeds in extra of 90mph – therefore the title of the podcast.
“The title ‘Tempo for Radio’ fits us nicely, though I used to be considering of happening the Iron Maiden route and calling it ‘Run to the Mills’,” Wooden says.
“However then we would want the ‘Run to the Hills’ track as our theme tune and that is a bit heavy for a podcast.”
Who’re the visitors?
“We’ll be listening to from everybody,” Mills says. “From the gamers, the physios and even ‘Large Reg’, the safety man – I am positive he’ll have some tales to inform.”
You can even count on to listen to from Mills’ spouse India and Wooden’s spouse Sarah, who’re additionally within the United Arab Emirates, over the approaching weeks.
“The households are simply as large a component because the gamers – they have been actually having to graft out right here with the children,” Mills says.
Wooden provides: “Their bowling is getting a lot better as nicely. Prime draw.”
Nonetheless, information of the podcast could come as a shock to the England dressing room.
“We’ve not truly instructed the opposite gamers we’re doing it but,” Wooden reveals.
“Nevertheless it’s a reasonably open group and that is the way in which (captain) Eoin Morgan and Spoons (coach Chris Silverwood) run the ship.”
And a job as a Blue Peter presenter might beckon for Mills after his taking part in profession…
“We’re searching for methods to maintain the children entertained whereas in bubble life,” he says. “There was a Zoom youngsters celebration and I used to be doing the Hokey Cokey.”
‘The final episode could possibly be one thing particular’
Whereas the podcast is a light-hearted have a look at England’s time within the UAE, Wooden says it additionally gives a platform to debate their World Cup performances.
“There can be issues within the cricket the place folks may suppose ‘why has he accomplished that?’ Will probably be good to present folks an perception into each the personalities and the matches intimately,” he says.
Mills says: “We’ll chat rather a lot about bowling – and hopefully as tailenders will not be wanted to talk an excessive amount of about batting.”
The ultimate will happen on 14 November and England are bidding to turn out to be the primary group to carry each World Cups on the identical time after their 50-over triumph in 2019.
“That final episode – relying on how the celebrations go – could possibly be one thing particular,” Mills says.