173. Dew Diligence

The Sport Blokes

Nov 27 2023 • 1 hr 46 mins

Recorded 25 November 2023

((00:22) Flying solo (of sorts)

(03:37) Woody’s general impression of the tournament over there and attending several games.

(10:22) Semi-finals: India v New Zealand; South Africa v Australia.

(19:40) Final: India v Australia (Chances for each team going in; tournament results and preparation/path to the final for each team; the importance of the toss; the Aussie fielding; Cummins’ captaincy/tactics; the Indians being a bit short; the Aussie reply and Travis Head’s magnificent knock (where it stands all-time and Marnus’ great supporting role); the crowd; the celebrations; the Indian disappointment.

(48:38) Brief thoughts/notes on each team’s tournament (with thoughts on the games he saw live and finals format)

(1:11:45) Quality of Tournament (Collapses and chokes; inconsistency and poise; More thoughts on India and Australia and looking ahead; the ‘all-important’ T20s scheduled straight after the World Cup)

(1:27:47) Aftermath (Quotes from some big names post-tournament; barracking in the commentary box)

(1:36:30) ICC/Wisden’s teams of the tournament (and how they differ with Woody; no the Aussie’s weren’t duded with the ‘lack’ of selections)

(1:41:41) Some brief basketball NBL & NBA (Recent Bob turner interview on Throwback Hoops; Wildcats/Kings’ fortunes; Still confident with Lakers championship pick?)

(1:46:00) Final Thoughts