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Andy Zaltzman is a stand-up comedian, a regular on BBC Radio 4, and a writer
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The origins of sledging unearthed

Apr 29, 2014: A masterly quiz that tells you just why military medium is called what it is, and offers alternative names for IPL franchises

Andy Zaltzman

Malinga's secret ingredient, the meaning of life, and why the rain stopped

Apr 8, 2014: All the burning questions from the World T20, accorded the respect they deserve

Andy Zaltzman

England's anti-aplomb, and New Zealand's touching tribute

Apr 1, 2014: One brought life to a dead rubber, the other gave a lesson in how not to play spin

Andy Zaltzman

A Molotov cocktail of brilliance and bloopers

Mar 25, 2014: In other words, the World T20 in all its glory

Andy Zaltzman

Who will win a fight between cricket and an elephant?

Mar 18, 2014: This and other imponderables answered in this special World T20-themed q&a

Andy Zaltzman

The All-time Greatest Ancient Debutants XI

Mar 11, 2014: A team comprised of competent old codgers, a rant about time-wasting, a Newlands post-mortem - go on, you know you've been waiting for this

Andy Zaltzman

Graeme Smith: Frankenstein's Kirsten

Mar 4, 2014: His technique would make a spider on skates look elegant, but how dangerous was he when it came to high-pressure chases?

Andy Zaltzman

The cuddly-bear mystery and other stories

Feb 28, 2014: Whatever was Dale Steyn referring to when he spoke of those beasts? All will be revealed here

Andy Zaltzman

Mitchell mayhem, and a Wellington Vesuvius

Feb 18, 2014: A refreshing dip in the numerical magma chamber of the second New Zealand-India Test, and more

Andy Zaltzman

You can't sack 42% of a player

Feb 11, 2014: Which is why England had to fire Kevin Pietersen completely. And renounce his reintegration to the side in 2012

Andy Zaltzman

A sneak peek at England's new backroom staff

Feb 4, 2014: Starring Srini, Miley, Ban Ki, Andy Z and a number of other superstars

Andy Zaltzman

Cricket fans don't pay to watch administrators

Jan 28, 2014: And they don't care about the worm that is politics. What they care about is the sport and the collective good

Andy Zaltzman

Sri Lanka's epic anti-pressurisation of batsmen

Jan 21, 2014: When you give away more singles than dot balls, it clearly means you're using an umbrella made of bread

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A golden age of cricketing travel sickness

Jan 14, 2014: In which we explore the magical world of whitewashes and why teams seem to be so rubbish at touring these days

Andy Zaltzman

How would a treacle-smeared poodle bat?

Jan 7, 2014: Or: an investigation into England's remorselessly bar-lowering performance in Sydney

Andy Zaltzman

A statistical breakdown of England's breakdown

Dec 31, 2013: What do you do when your side has been on the wrong end of a leathering? You seek solace in the numbers is what

Andy Zaltzman

Cook's Christmas wishlist

Dec 25, 2013: Is there any silver lining in the 3-0 loss? Likely not, but a valiant attempt will be made nevertheless

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Oh dear, England

Dec 18, 2013: Is there any silver lining in the 3-0 loss? Likely not, but a valiant attempt will be made nevertheless

Andy Zaltzman

'Like Neil Armstrong landing on the moon and tripping over'

Dec 12, 2013: What's the most anti-climactic moment in Indian cricketing history? Hint: It's got to do with a mega-milestone reached in a match India lost to Bangladesh

Andy Zaltzman

WACA, England's blackhole

Dec 12, 2013: England need to cross a statistical hurdle of stellar proportions if they are to win the third Ashes Test

Andy Zaltzman
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