Ep. 433: LANSO - Is the Caribbean Premier League killing Tests in West Indies?


This week on the Cyrus Says cricket special LANSO - Left Arm Not So Orthodox, Cyrus is joined by comedian and podcaster Mikhail Almeida. Since it was a slow week for international cricketing fixtures the two of them briefly talk about the Sri Lankan team squaring off against Pakistan, and then talk about the ongoing Caribbean Premier League, and debate whether the crowds in the West Indies now prefer the shortest form of the game as opposed to the 5 day Test matches. (yes Cyrus does reminisce about the Vivian Richards era)

Ep. 421: LANSO - Whole Lotta Tests Goin' On

On this week's LANSO Cyrus and Abbas talk about how the West indies team crumbled against India in the test series and how the empty stands were disappointing, which is in deep contrast to the Ashes where some quality cricket is taking place in front of house full crowds. Cyrus also briefly touches upon the New Zealand's tour of Sri Lanka and how that series is turning out to be a competitive one.

Ep. 418: LANSO - The Summer of Stokes


On this week's 'Cyrus Says' cricket special LANSO, Cyrus is joined by comedian and podcaster Mikhail Almeida. They talk about the magnificent 3rd test between England and Australia and the superb summer that Ben Stokes is having. They try and trace the incident that got him into form and also discuss what changes the English and Aussie teams should make to get an upper hand in the next test. They also very briefly touch upon Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli's performance in Antigua.

Ep. 415: India-West Indies Test Series & Steve Smith's Concussion


On this week's Left-Arm-Not-So-Orthodox Cyrus is joined by comedian and podcaster Aakash Mehta. The 2 of them talk about what might be in store in the upcoming India-West Indies test series and also the devastating spell by England fast bowler Jofra Archer against Australia in the second Ashes test. How was cricket history made because of Steve Smith's concussion? Find out by tuning into the episode.

Ep. 412: LANSO - India vs West Indies: change in seasons & who is Rakheem Cornwall?


On this week's 'Left-arm-not-so-orthodox' Cyrus is joined by comedian and podcaster Shreyas Manohar. The two of them talk about the India-West Indies ODI, Virat's century, the change in cricketing season in the Caribbean, and discuss Rakheem Cornwall and some other plus sized players in the past.

Ep. 403: Let's talk about M.S.Dhoni (again) & The Ashes


In our first post world cup LANSO Cyrus is joined by journalists, film/tv critics & sports enthusiasts Aniruddha Guha & Janice Sequeira. Aniruddha has some strong opinions about Dhoni's place in the team and the Indian team's performance in the latter stages of the world cup and Janice notes how MS might be a victim of the 'senior cleansing' he brought about in the Indian team when he was captain. They also briefly discuss the upcoming Ashes series and how they see those matches going down. Tune in.

Ep. 391: LANSO - India vs Afghanistan nail biter and dark horses Bangladesh


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.

Ep. 388: LANSO - Pak & Windies: Once champions, now fallen giants


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.