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A podcast about cricket and the meaning of life

A podcast about cricket and the meaning of life
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Location:

Australia

Description:

A podcast about cricket and the meaning of life

Twitter:

@TwistinTail

Language:

English

Contact:

+61419343877


Episodes

High and Dry

5/22/2019
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Alan Border and Dean Jones put on one of the most dazzling displays of One Day International batting in January 1985 when they took on Sri Lanka and scored a double-century partnership. Abhik, Shourov and Brian reminisce about the game and an extraordinary ending that left Deano high and dry on 99 not out. They go on to make (slightly) unkind comments about past cricketers and find a strange analogy between cricket and human reproduction, before turning their razor sharp minds to speculation...

Duration:00:37:42

Peaking Late

5/13/2019
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Shourov brings an iconic game to this week's podcast - England vs Pakistan in the 1992 World Cup Final. Brian remembers uncharacteristically skipping school to see the game and Abhik dissects that famous spell from Wasim Akram. The victory was Imran Khan's finest hour, at least until he became Prime Minister of Pakistan. The boys go on to speculate about other cricketers who might have become politicians and finish with a deeper discussion about peaking late in life. Today's game - Pakistan...

Duration:00:38:02

The Step Up

5/4/2019
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In 1983 Australia toured Sri Lanka for a single Test and David Hookes scored his one and only Test century. This was a man who loved cricket and the Australian cricketing public loved him, but why did he never really make the step up to Test cricket? We talk about highlights from David's career before his untimely death in 2004 - and ponder the intangible quality that marks those who perform at the top level. Today's game - Australia vs Sri Lanka, April 22nd-26th, 1983

Duration:00:46:50

The Iconoclast

4/16/2019
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Abhik reminisces about the time that Abdul Qadir took 72 wickets in Melbourne district cricket and Brian tells us about his magazine posters. Shourov remembers the heartbreak of not getting Shastri's autograph and the unconventional stroke-making of Krishnamachari Srikkanth. In a world of centralised control, automation and homogenisation, are the days of the iconoclast over? Today's game - Australia vs India, Melbourne, 3rd March 1985

Duration:00:28:58

An Elegant Obsession

3/27/2019
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Abhik talks about a domestic one-day game from the late eighties that led to a life-long obsession and an unhealthy and unfashionable persistence with the popped collar look. Brian recommends we read Robin Hobbs, and Shourov muses on the nature of obsession and the Aussie habit of making "role models" of our sportspeople. Today's game - Queensland vs NSW, February 21st, 1988

Duration:00:32:15