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Andy Zaltzman and Daniel Norcross discuss the Sri Lankan colossus, the world's greatest living batsman (statistically, of the last five years); propose cricket's newest innovation, for the Olympics - the Super Javelin Over; debate whether Vernon Philander should retire now; and wonder why it took cricket 140-odd years to discover that pitching the ball up nearly always guarantees success.
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Andy Zaltzman is a stand-up comedian, a regular on the BBC Radio 4, and a writerFeeds: Andy Zaltzman
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Andy Zaltzman was born in obscurity in 1974. He has been a sporadically-acclaimed stand-up comedian since 1999, and has appeared regularly on BBC Radio 4. He is currently one half of TimesOnline's hit satirical podcast The Bugle, alongside John Oliver. Zaltzman's love of cricket outshone his aptitude for the game by a humiliating margin. He once scored 6 in 75 minutes in an Under-15 match, and failed to hit a six between the ages of 9 and 23. He would have been ideally suited to Tests, had not a congenital defect left him unable to play the game to anything above genuine village standard. He writes the Confectionery Stall blog on Cricinfo.