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Couch Talk 187 with Anjali Doshi, “Tendulkar in Wisden”

Anjali Doshi, editor of “Tendulkar in Wisden” talks about the idea behind the Wisden Anthology, the process of distilling 24 years of writing on Tendulkar in Wisden, her own experiences of covering Tendulkar and discusses the Sachin phenomenon that transformed … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 186 with Mike Hussey

Former Australian batsman Mike Hussey talks about his new book “Winning Edge: Behind the scenes of elite cricket”, his coaching philosophies, the change in T20 batting approaches, and the various captains he’s played for, amongst other things. The book is … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 185 with Graeme West, WI U-19 Coach

West Indies U-19 side’s coach Graeme West talks about moulding a side of young individuals from the different regions of the Caribbean as a unit, the game plans, the Keemo Paul Mankading incident and the fall-out from it, and looks … Continue reading

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Should ICC Events be even hosted in India?

Omnishambles. That’s what the run up to and the qualifying phase of World T20 2016 being held in India currently has been. It took forever to announce the schedule and the venues. It took even longer for the tickets to … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 184 with Shoaib Naveed, Project Manager, Pakistan Super League (PSL)

In this episode, Shoaib Naveed talks about his journey from being a student-blogger to becoming the Project Manager of PSL, his position paper that envisioned the PSL, his entry in to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the various hoops he and … Continue reading

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Nature v Nurture applied to Cricket

Is it nature or is it nurture? This has been one of the long standing debates in psychology relating to the extent of certain aspects of behavior being a product of either inherited or acquired characteristics. More than a century … Continue reading

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It Looked So Out…

“You don’t often see a batsman walk… for an LBW” screams Michael Slater even as the Blackcaps whoop it up in the background. It was Ricky Ponting that decided to walk without really waiting for Umpire Nigel Llong’s decision off … Continue reading

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Return to First Principles

I love Physics. I love Mathematics even more. There isn’t anything almost as elegant as a mathematical proof. Perhaps music and art would come close to it but I am a complete ignoramus in those two areas. I chose to … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 183 with Matthew Hayden

Former Australian opening batsman Matthew Hayden talks about his pre-match visualization techniques, his opening partnership with Justin Langer and his ability to play spin, amongst other things. Follow Matt on Twitter: @HaydosTweets Download the episode by clicking here or listen to it on SoundCloud. … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 182 with Shikha Pandey

In this episode, Shikha Pandey, India women’s national team’s allrounder talks about her cricket journey through her college education, serving in the Indian Air Force, being part of a team that defeated England in England – on her debut, no less, … Continue reading

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