World Cricket Podcast January 9, 2010

What Test cricket needs is more draws

In the third instalment of his World Cricket Podcast, comedian Andy Zaltzman wonders whether it is logistically possible for Graeme Smith to play an elegant shot, dives into history to find one of the dullest Test series ever, lauds Pakistan cricket
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In the third instalment of his World Cricket Podcast, comedian Andy Zaltzman wonders whether it is logistically possible for Graeme Smith to play an elegant shot, dives into history to find one of the dullest Test series ever, lauds Pakistan cricket for imploding like the supernova that it is, and nearly manages to get an Australian guest on his show.

Read the transcript of the podcast here

Download the entire podcast here (mp3, right-click to save).

Andy Zaltzman is a stand-up comedian, a regular on the BBC Radio 4, and a writer

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  • fanedlive on November 10, 2012, 21:56 GMT

    Personally I think having a palticurar branch of religion associated with the state is pretty divisive, and archaic to boot.I find it deeply worrying that people whose main qualification is believing in an imaginary friend, should have any influence in the Lords as well.That long word,bring it on!

  • fanedlive on May 9, 2011, 12:33 GMT

    What_test_cricket_needs_is_mor.. Awful :)

  • fanedlive on January 13, 2010, 8:42 GMT

    Andy is definitely the most incisive and thoughtful cricket commentator around. If only the broadcasters would forget about Tony Greig, Richie Benaud, and Ian Chappell with all their feigned expertise, and pseudo-explanations for the bizarre cricket seen last week and call in a real expert like Andy Zaltzman.

    Seriously, that was the best piece of comedy I've heard in a while. I just wish the podcast feed worked properly.

  • fanedlive on January 11, 2010, 17:56 GMT

    LOL another funny piece. I was cracking up so badly when u said u would like to see eng draw another last wicket thriller and see smith chase up onions and eat him up. I personally would also love to see that also.

    My money is on smith to 'choke' when eating onions

    But the best was the divorcing wife.

  • fanedlive on January 11, 2010, 7:12 GMT

    It is grossly unfair to lampoon Ricky Ponting. He is a fantastic captain, winning 100% of tests whenever Australia play themselves. This is why its been a great summer. Both Pakistan and the Windies have a recent if proud history of playing themselves whenever it matters, only not as successfully as Ponting does it. Now, if he can only convince the English, Indians and Saffers to also play themselves, he may well rise to the exalted position that his captaincy so richly deserves.

  • fanedlive on January 11, 2010, 3:08 GMT

    Amazing podcast keep up the good work Andy!!!

  • fanedlive on January 11, 2010, 0:10 GMT

    Nice New Zealand/South African accent Andy. You might want to call Meryl Streep to get a few tips.

  • fanedlive on January 10, 2010, 3:56 GMT

    Excellent Australian accent. If you think Tony Greig sounds Australian, that is.

  • fanedlive on January 10, 2010, 1:07 GMT

    Andy ,

    Brilliant. Hilarious. If you were ten years younger , i might've even said ROTFLMAO .. but alas.

    Your podcasts are the best ever !

  • fanedlive on January 9, 2010, 23:22 GMT

    These podcasts are the rightly coloured prism through which to look at cricket. Keep it up Andy!

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