Cheap Seats Episode 59: Pull your head in, David

Wallabies Sekope Kepu (L) and Nic White are the latest to annouce post-RWC departures. How many more to follow?

Wallabies Sekope Kepu (L) and Nic White are the latest to annouce post-RWC departures. How many more to follow?

Ryan O’Connell and I have finally returned from the Christmas/New Year break in Episode 59 of the Cheap Seats podcast.

A good spattering of #AskTheCheapSeats questions over the break included topics ranging from the Great Wallabies Exodus, the right number of Mitchells in a World Cup squad, to whether Bradman or Jordan was the greatest sportsman of all time and all sports.

Cricket-wise, we take a look back at the Australia-India Test Series, the current Tri-Series one-dayers, AB de Villiers outrageous 31-ball century, and the pointy end of the BBL.

And no, we don’t gloss over “the whole sledging debate”, with the general consensus being that while much of the debate is overblown, David Warner still needs to pull his head in.

The token wrap this week includes the NRL All-Star teams, the Asian Cup quarter finals, and the confirmation of the Super Bowl combatants.

Get us on Twitter at @CheapSeatsPod and get your questions in for next week using the tag #AskTheCheapSeats.  And stay cheap!

The Ashes – Australia go 1-0: First Test wrap with @testmatchsofa

The Commonwealth Bank have been rather sensationally using 'Test Match' to capture the big moments of the First Test. This was how it wrapped up, according to them. Image : @CommBank via Twiter

The Commonwealth Bank have been rather sensationally using the ‘Test Match’ board game to capture the big moments of the First Test. This was how it wrapped up, according to them. Image : @CommBank via Twiter

Test Match Sofa: I said of making my Sofa debut on Day 3 that there may not be a better time to talk to the guys in London, but it turns out there was indeed a better time, and it came not 24 hours later!

Here’s the wrap-up of the First Ashes Test, after Australia’s commanding 381-run demolition of England in Brisbane, to take a 1-0 series lead into the Second Test in Adelaide next week, including the final over sledging incidents, and the wonderful overall performance of Mitchell Johnson..


 
The Sofa guys will be back on deck for the Second Test in Adelaide next week, and you can find them via the Tune In radio app, at their online home of thecricketer.com, and also on sportstonightlive.com. On Twitter, you’ll find them @testmatchsofa.