Year-end review December 31, 2008

Cricinfo's experts on the year gone by

Cricinfo's experts look back on the key issues that dominated 2008

In this seven-part year-end audio special, Tony Greig, Ian Chappell, David Lloyd, Sanjay Manjrekar, Daryll Cullinan and others look back on the key issues that have dominated 2008: Australia's struggles and the teams that have emerged as likely challengers, the crises and scandals, the captains who made a difference, the entertainers who bid the game goodbye, and the innovations that came into the game.

'Australia have never been more vulnerable'
Ian Chappell looks at the decline of a champion side
Listen (5:06) | Download (2399k) | Podcast | iTunes

'India is the No.1 team'
Which team will end 2009 as No.1? Cullinan, Lloyd, Shastri, Manjrekar and Chappell discuss
Listen (10:26) | Download (4893k) | Podcast | iTunes

'Dhoni looks to win every game'
Who's the captain to watch out for? Lloyd, Manjrekar and Chappell predict
Listen (6:19) | Download (2969k) | Podcast | iTunes

'We need a bigger panel of Elite umpires'
Umpiring errors, a racism row, and is cricket becoming a contact sport? The scandals that rocked 2008
Listen (3:02) | Download (1422k) | Podcast | iTunes

'Zimbabwe and Bangladesh need their status reviewed'
Osman Samiuddin, Aamer Sohail and Derek Pringle on the problems facing some of cricket's teams
Listen (4:52) | Download (2284k) | Podcast | iTunes

'Goodbye to the greats'
Daryll Cullinan, Ian Chappell and Sanjay Manjrekar pay tribute to the year's key retirees
Listen (4:51) | Download (2274k) | Podcast | iTunes

''Twenty20 will take players out of Test cricket'
David Lloyd, Geoff Boycott, Ian Chappell and Sanjay Manjrekar look at how cricket changed in 2008
Listen (8:24) | Download (3940k) | Podcast | iTunes