In the second episode of The Offspin, esteemed uniform ranker Calum Henderson joins the podcast to discuss the Black Caps’ comprehensive victory over Sri Lanka, uniform fashion trends and Simon Doull’s glorious goatee from 1999.
It’s 2.30am on Sunday, Simon has driven back from the beach to be here, Alex has come from a wedding, and Calum arrived with a celebratory bottle of rosé, such is the enthusiasm of The Offspin’spanel to bring you essential Cricket World Cup chat after the Black Caps’ first game. Any doubts about the horrific state of Sri Lankan cricket were dispelled after Saturday’s game, and we discuss the great signs for the New Zealand team, despite an imperfect performance and Simon questioning the team’s welfare in the post-McCullum era.
The Offspin’s amateur squad also offers guidance for some of the professional commentators, and compare the amazing Ben Stokes catch from the opening game, to the even better Matthew Sinclair catch from 2004 (see videos below). And in an essential update to Calum’s ranking of all the New Zealand ODI uniforms, he assesses the new Black Caps getup.
For the next six weeks join hosts Simon Day, Alex Braae and a rotating squad of sloggers, change bowlers and outfielders on The Offspin after each of the New Zealand team’s games. With the Black Caps playing all their games at wildly inconvenient overnight times, Simon and Alex will be swapping sleep for cricket, then rolling into the studio to drink Coffee Supreme (proud sponsors of The Offspin) and offer their expert analysis of the World Cup.
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