World Cricket Podcast February 20, 2010

An apology to Amla, and a fountain of stats

Andy Zaltzman eats his meals off a table made of Wisden s, and to prove it, here's a torrent of stats for your delectation

Andy Zaltzman eats his meals off a table made of Wisdens, and to prove it, here's a torrent of stats for your delectation. Including incontrovertible proof of why Chris Tavaré was better than Virender Sehwag, and why the Waughs were, frankly, crap. Plus, the inevitable lies about cricketers - starring Kiran More, John Waite and others. All this plus an option to subscribe via iTunes. Yippee is all I can say.

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 March 1, 2010, 22:30 GMT


    You rock!!! It's absolutely hilarious!!! I am shouting from here (Coventry UK) after listening to u'r podcast just as the Eden garden crowd Roars!!! Cant u listen from London

    U are absolutely awesome!!! U r king of Statistics and Emperor of Podcast!!

    I just cant' wait for the Tendulkar Special PODCAST.It should be released this Weekend I guess!!

  • fanedlive on February 24, 2010, 19:47 GMT

    Can we have a tendulkar stat special now?? and ohh btw i statistically 100.00% love your writes & pods. come up with an adjective no one has heard b4 :) keep entertaining & enlightening.

  • fanedlive on February 23, 2010, 10:46 GMT

    Great stuff as always Andy, Keep 'em coming!

  • fanedlive on February 23, 2010, 0:40 GMT

    Isn't the known universe some thirteen-and-a-half billion years old? A schoolboy error that, for someone who's such a stickler for stats.

  • fanedlive on February 22, 2010, 16:20 GMT

    Andy - brilliant as usual again. I have been trying to weasel your renowned statsman Steven Lynch into some incredible stats discussion, but he has stayed astute in his leaves outside off. However, I am wondering if I could entice you into an inconsiderate slash. I was pouring over VVS Laxman's stats and realized he has a 5:2 ratio of Centuries hit : Sixes hit (incl test+ODIs). Are you aware of other similar illustrious batting ratios in today's (your and mine cricket watching) age?

  • fanedlive on February 22, 2010, 4:37 GMT

    "Amla's average has rocketed up like a 1980s Pakistani umpire's finger to an Abdul Qadir lbw appeal" absolute gem!!!

  • fanedlive on February 22, 2010, 1:08 GMT

    What a sense of humor yo got about cricketers and cricket. It is so funny and laughable. Keep it up and give us more and more fun every day.

  • fanedlive on February 21, 2010, 7:29 GMT

    "made bradman look like rusell arnold" haha.....that made my day......looks like rusell arnold has made his mark. ok he was not great but he wasnt that bad?????

  • fanedlive on February 21, 2010, 7:15 GMT

    As mentioned, South Africa seems to be becoming the outsourcing destination for English cricket.

  • fanedlive on February 21, 2010, 6:49 GMT

    Hashim Amla,He is night mare for all test playing Teams.South Africa should be proud to have such great palyer like him.He is well settled batsman in test cricket.If south Africa such cuouple players like him,the whole team will be happy.Then there will be no team in test cricket to defeat South Africa.Hats off to your batting and hatts off to your patience in the last Test series with India.Good Luck to your Future Hashim

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