Ashes 2015 Diary

Ashes Diary: Day 14 – U.K. Brettigiad

By thecricketcouch • July 14, 2015

The title is borrowed from Gideon Haigh’s Cuts & Glances blog, referring to ESPN cricinfo’s Australian Assistant Editor Daniel Brettig. Today Brettig’s book “Whitewash to …

Ashes Diary: Day 13 – Kent v Surrey

By thecricketcouch • July 13, 2015

It was a day of typical London weather; grey skies and misty rain. I was scheduled to meet Daniel Norcross, BBC Test Match Special …

Ashes Diary: Day 12 – Goodbye Cardiff

By thecricketcouch • July 12, 2015

Lazy Sunday. What would have been the fifth day of the opening Test, I spent most of it in bed in my friend’s house …

Browse Archive →

Couch Talk

Couch Talk 170 with Mike Gatting

Couch Talk 170 with Mike Gatting

By thecricketcouch • August 17, 2015

Former England captain Mike Gatting talks about his career, highlighting the back-to-back Ashes wins in 1985 and 1986-7, the tour to India in 1984-5, …

Couch Talk 169 with Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber. “Death of a Gentleman”

By thecricketcouch • August 10, 2015

Cricket journalists Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber embarked on a journey in 2011 to make a cricket film about Test cricket. It ended up …

Couch Talk 168 with Damien Fleming

By thecricketcouch • July 24, 2015

Former Australian bowler Damien Fleming talks about being a swing bowler and surviving and succeeding in the subcontinental conditions, his side-on bowling action inspired …

Browse Archive →

Analysis

The Moeen Ali Question

What is Moeen Ali’s role in the England team, especially with the ball? With Joe Root, and if necessary Adam Lyth, available to bowl …

Couch Talk 163 with Michael Holding

Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holdings talks about fast bowlers and great batsmen of his time and modern day, the work loads on …

Couch Talk 159 with Kiran More

Former Indian wicket-keeper Kiran More talks about his career, glovemen he admired, the deterioration in wicket keeping technique in modern day cricket, his memories …

A retroactive look at India v Pakistan 1996 World Cup QF in Bangalore

Ahmer Naqvi Four years ago, on the eve of Mohali, a series of coincidences led me to be chatting quite regularly with Subash. I was …

Couch Talk 136 with Ian Bradshaw

Former West Indies bowler Ian Bradshaw talks about his short lived Test career, captaincy aspirations, the famous 2004 Champions Trophy final run chase, Barbados …

On Afridi, Risk Taking and Being A Pakistan Cricket Fan

A version of this post was first published on StarSports.com
—-
I wouldn’t know the feeling. In fact, I don’t think I want to know it …

Couch Talk 154 with S Badrinath

S Badrinath, formerly of Tamil Nadu and now with Vidarbha, talks about his move out of his home state, his desire to keep going …

Couch Talk 153 with Suhrith Parthasarathy & Aju John on Indian Supreme Court Rulings

Couch Talk 153 with Suhrith Parthasarathy & Aju John on Indian Supreme Court Rulings

In this episode, two Indian lawyers – Suhrith Parthasarathy and Aju John – discuss the recent Indian Supreme Court Rulings on the BCCI/IPL spot …

Couch Talk 125 with Kartikeya Date and Ahmer Naqvi

In this episode, two very popular cricket bloggers, Kartikeya Date and Ahmer Naqvi talk about the game of T20, what it has become, how it is …

MiD DAY: Stephen Fleming on Mohit Sharma

MiD DAY: Stephen Fleming on Mohit Sharma

Hamilton: In the pack of fast bowlers that have played for India in this World Cup so far, Mohit Sharma is the ‘little man’. He …

ICC 360 Interview

Kathleen and I were recently interviewed on the TV program ICC 360 about our trip around the cricketing world.
It was filmed outside the Melbourne …

World Trip: Diary #4

An edited version of this diary was first published on ESPN cricinfo.

Day 93: Aboard Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Dubai. Seeing the Business …