With the new season drawing ever closer, episode five of the Talk Of Trent Bridge podcast is an opening batsman special, as host Jake Ball is joined by Ben Slater and Jake Libby.

The pair chat about what it takes to make it at the top of the order, England’s current struggles in that department and why it is the toughest place to bat.

Ball also dives in to what the duo have been doing during the off-season, including Slater’s mystery leg-spin and why Libby is a golfing bandit.

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