Short Fine Legs – Firdose Moonda & Neil McKenzie

Does cricket have a sexism problem? Yes. Yes it does. With the help of ESPN Cricinfo’s SA correspondent Firdose Moonda, Dan tackles a major problem that is inherent in the game and alienates female journalist and broadcasters.

He then gets technical with former Protea batsman and coach Neil McKenzie to unpack the best strategy when facing spin on the subcontinent.

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Short Fine Legs – Sri Lanka Preview and Cricket’s Harvey Weinstein moment

Dan chats to one of the best minds in the game – the Sri Lankan journalist Fidel Fernando to unpack the strengths and weaknesses of the Proteas’ hosts for the next few weeks.

He also wades into one of the most important (but sadly underreported) scandals in cricket right now and discovers that he hasn’t done enough to eradicate a centuries-old problem ingrained within the sport.

 

Short Fine Legs – Cricket has lost its mind

What the hell Cricket?! Dan goes away for two weeks and you start behaving like this? Are you drunk? What has happened to you?

To help wade through the mess that has become this enthralling series between South Africa and Australia, Dan has called on Aussie Geoff Lemon and Saffa Telford Vice to unpack the latest talking points around the ball tampering fiasco.

Amongst all the speculations, frustrations and resentment there is a very good series on the go so don’t worry, we get to the actual cricket too.

We’ll be talking about this series for a long time. Stay in the loop by engaging with the pod and with Niche Radio.

 

Short Fine Legs – TUNNELGATE (and some cricket) with Stuart Hess

There’s been some drama in this enthralling series between South Africa and Australia and most of it has taken place off the field as both sides have been at each other’s throats.
Amid the chaos, the visitors claimed a resounding victory at Kingsmead though there were some positives for the home team.
The circus now moves to Port Elizabeth where the Proteas will be hoping to bounce back.
Dan is joined by The Star newspaper’s chief cricket correspondent Stuart Hess to unpack the many talking points.

Short Fine Legs – Australia Preview with Jarrod Kimber

Dan is back and is joined by Australian journalist Jarrod Kimber to preview the highly anticipated four-match series between the Proteas and the old enemy that is the Baggy Green.

Who has the better of the two pace attacks? Who has the better spinner? How do you get Steve Smith out? Is Morne Morkel more giraffe or hippo?

All these questions and more in our latest episode.

 

Short Fine Legs – Dean Elgar & Indian Annihilation

In the latest pod Dan chats to Proteas openers Dean Elgar to see what shape he’s in after the epic he played in the last Test at the Wanderers. He also shares his thoughts on his ODI aspirations, the public’s perception of him and how he’s preparing for the Australians next month.

Dan also unpacks the first three ODIs against India and offers a solution to the middle order’s woes against spin.

 

Short Fine Legs – Neil McKenzie on Proteas Batting, All-Rounders & Superstitions

Dan gets technical with former Proteas batsman and batting coach Neil McKenzie ahead of the third and final Test against India at a hustling Wanderers Stadium.

Can Temba Bavuma kick on to become the rock in the middle order? Can Aiden Markram become a world beater? Can Andile Phehlukwayo become the all-rounder we so desperately crave?

All these questions, and a little bit on coaching and superstitions, in this latest episode.

 

Short Fine Legs – Anand Vasu on Indian Seam, Kohli’s Captaincy and Spicy Wickets

Dan is joined by the esteemed Indian journalist Anand Vasu to get his thoughts on the first Test at Newlands and how the Indian side is shaping up ahead of the trial by fire at Centurion.

Why are spinning tracks considered poor? Can India match South Africa when it comes to fast bowling? Why is Virat Kohli angry all the time?

Answers to these questions and more.

 

Short Fine Legs – India Preview with Telford Vice

Dan is back after indulging way too much over the festive period so he’s called in some help to kick off 2018 in style.

There are few better cricket brains in the country than Telford Vice and it doesn’t hurt that he’s also a fantastic human. Dan rung him up to get the lowdown on the first Test against India, what to expect from the Newlands pitch and how menacing the South African attack really is.