And breathe. The England team have finally been taken into the back yard and had four bullets (plus one misfire) pumped into its skull under the old apple tree. Time then to sharpen the scalpel for the still-twitching cadaver of the 5th Test and the stiffening body of the series as a whole.
Amit Kohli and I rate the England players, look to the future for New Zealand and beyond, and discuss whether the system is the root cause of England’s touring woes.
Happy new year, quizzers!
Just a couple of answers to give before we reveal the winner…
England didn’t lose! The whitewash is off, I repeat, off! I join Eddie Gibbs to review a better showing from the tourists, albeit in an ultimately futile cause.
Topics on the menu this episode include the redemption of Alastair Cook, the continued insane brilliance of Steven Peter Devereux Smith, the MCG pitch sorting the wheat from the chaff, and why Kevin Pietersen is wrong, so very very wrong.
Better late than never!
In true reformed Scrooge style, the entry for this pair of questions will remain open until the new year.
Have a very merry Christmas!
It’s half day Friday before Christmas so straight onto the reveal of the duckiest player in Test history…
I’m back with Tom and Aaron, The Unsportsmen, to cop a load of bragging straight from the New Home of the Urn (FFS).
Highlights include the Waterfall of Blame, remembering the time Shane Watson saw a ghost and Darren Gough took the piss mercilessly, and praising a ginger for doing something in the sunshine. We also look froward to potential lineup changes for the 4th Test and make our customary predictions. Which will of course be totally wrong.