ADAM COLLINS

Cricket broadcaster and journalist

ABOUT

Adam’s career started with a decade advising Australian politicians, including a Prime Minister – when they were voted out, he followed his first love. His writing appears around the cricket world, mostly for The Guardian and as the Australian correspondent for Wisden Cricket Monthly. He commentates on radio and television, the highlight of which was calling the thrilling closing stages of the 2019 World Cup Final. He lives in London with his young family.

“Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins have changed cricket coverage in Australia. Nobody had time to tell them it was a foolish idea.”

-ABC’s Ball by Bloody Ball documentary

COMMENTARY

Adam has been travelling the world calling the game since 2015, a member of various commentary teams including Sky Cricket and BBC’s Test Match Special in the UK and for SEN Test Cricket in Australia and New Zealand. He has worked on two ICC World Cups, calling the closing stages of the tied 2019 decider at Lord’s. In April 2021, he was named the Christopher Martin-Jenkins Broadcaster of the Year.

PODCASTS

The Final Word began when Adam and Geoff Lemon toured together for the Ashes of 2015. After working with the ABC and The Guardian they decided to go out on their own in 2019. With nearly three million downloads since then, it hasn’t looked back, routinely charting as the reaching No.1 on the iTunes cricket podcast charts in Australia, the UK and the USA. As well as the flagship weekly show, The Final Word produces daily shows during major tournaments, sold-out live shows in Australia and England, and a weekend history show. The venerated Wisden Almanack describes The Final Word as “by far the best” cricket podcast in the world.

A major feature of The Final Word is long-form interviews with prominent cricket people. Over the last three years we have talked at length with Ian Chappell, Glenn Maxwell, Harsha Bhogle, Wil Anderson, Ellyse Perry, Pat Cummins, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Jim Maxwell, David Warner, Nasser Hussain, James Pattinson, Alison Mitchell, Jos Buttler, Melanie Jones, Isa Guha, Gerard Whateley, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Johnson, Urthboy, Kate Cross, Marcus Stoinis, Stuart MacGill, Jason Gillespie, Brad Hodge, Natalie Germanos, Jeremy Coney, Clare Connor & Felix White.
Adam is also a co-host of The Greatest Season That Was podcasts, reimagining the story of the 1993 AFL season, the 1999 Cricket World Cup and the Australia-India cricket rivalry, among other tales. It has reached the No1 rank in the sports category for Australian iTunes sports podcasts.
During the first lockdown of 2020, Adam was the co-creator of the Calling the Shots audio documentary, a seven-part series charting the century-long history of cricket commentary on radio and television.

Video

Since 2018, Adam has hosted Test and one-day international coverage for cricbuzz, the world’s biggest cricket website, alongside Harsha Bhogle. Before then, he performed similar duties for ESPNcricinfo and Yahoo Cricket, including at multiple ICC global events. The Final Word youtube channel has 27,000 subscribers, receiving more than 2.5 million hits since getting serious in 2021.

Since 2018, Adam has hosted Test and one-day international coverage for cricbuzz, the world’s biggest cricket website, alongside Harsha Bhogle and Michael Vaughan. Before then, he performed similar duties for ESPNcricinfo and Yahoo Cricket, including at multiple ICC global events. The Final Word youtube channel has 27,000 subscribers, receiving more than 2.5 million hits since getting serious in 2021.

WRITING

Since the summer of 2013-14, Adam had written for publications around the cricketing world. His words appear more often than not in The Guardian and or Wisden Cricket Monthly magazine – where he’s the Australian correspondent and a columnist. He won the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Sports Reporting in 2017 for an interview in the Sydney Morning Herald with David Warner. Each year, he’s a fixture of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.

Social Media

If there’s anything in the track/weather by Wednesday, England should play Jim, Broad, Robinson & Woakes leaving Wood & Leach for Adelaide… play to their strength/Aus weakness and attack the outside edge with gusto, with Stokes the holding option as required.

Nic Savage@nic_savage1

CONFIRMED: Mitchell Starc and Travis Head have been named in the starting XI for the Gabba Test.

Usman Khawaja and Jhye Richardson miss out.

#Ashes

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CONTACT ME

collinswords@gmail.com

twitter.com/collinsadam

facebook.com/adamcollinswords

instagram.com/collo_1984

youtube.com/TheFinalWordcricketpodcast