On super sporting Sunday we probably witnessed the best cricket world cup final of all time, but it came mired in controversy because of the rule to choose the victor. Comedian and sports podcaster Mikhail Almeida joins Cyrus Broacha to discuss the superb final and its repercussions on the future of cricket. Will it lead to cricket having a resurgence in England? Were the Kiwis the "real" winners of the match? And how does the 2019 world cup fare in the pantheon of world cups? All this and more on Left Arm Not So Orthodox - LANSO.
On this week's LANSO Cyrus and Abbas are in the studio discussing the close matches that happened in the week gone by. India's nail biting clash with Afghanistan that exposed the chink in India's middle order, West Indies' heartbreaking loss against New Zealand and Bangladesh emerging as the dark horse of the tournament.
On this week's episode of LANSO Cyrus joins us over the phone from Phuket (where he's apparently on a secret mission sent by the BCCI) and in the studio is the producer of Cyrus Says, Abbas. Both of them look back at the much hyped but ultimately very one-sided India-Pak match, and question whether the rivalry between the two teams is now becoming more of a myth. Cyrus also briefly touches upon the dominance of Bangladesh over the West Indies and gives his take on why the decline of Pakistan and West Indies cricket teams is bad for world cricket in general.
It's full on World Cup fever on LANSO as Cyrus Broacha is joined by comedians Mikhail Almeida & Siddharth Dudeja (from the podcast 'Waddaplayah'). The 3 of them discuss the return of Wahab Riaz and the Pakistani team's 'bi-polar' nature both winning and losing games comprehensively. They also discuss the fairly open nature of this world cup, and pick favourites in the India-South Africa encounter,
NOTE: this show was recorded a day prior to the India vs. South Africa match.