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Couch Talk 198 with Brad Hogg

Australian spinner Brad Hogg joins the CouchTalk to discuss how he came to be a left arm wrist spinner, how he learned his craft, how he handled being behind Shane Warne and Stuart McGill in the pecking order, dealing with … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 197 with WV Raman

Former Indian opener WV Raman talks about the circumstances under which he became an opening batsmen, the challenges of facing bowlers from West Indies, New Zealand and South Africa, his playing career, the spectacular partnership between Sachin Tendulkar and Mohd … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 196 with Simon Taufel

Former international umpire Simon Taufel joins the podcast for the second time and talks about his new book “Finding the Gaps“, the effect of the terrorist attack on the team and official buses in 2009 in Lahore on him and … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 195 – Tim Wigmore, Freddie Wilde

In this episode, cricket journalist Tim Wigmore and cricket analyst Freddie Wilde, co-authors of the book “Cricket 2.0: Inside the T20 Revolution” discuss their book and the various aspects of T20 including the following:  a) What should a T20 scorecard … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 194 with Harry Gurney

The quick bowler from England and Nottinghamshire and a host of T20 franchises around the world, Harry Gurney, talks about the two key variations he uses in the T20 frmat – Slowers and Yorkers. He talks on the different varieties … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 193 – R Ashwin

Indian offspinner R Ashwin joins the podcast for a third time to discuss his decision to play county cricket, his experiences in England and rediscovering the love of playing the game, Indian management’s decision to not play him in limited … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 192 – Schalk Steyn

The father of Dale Steyn -one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time – joins the show to talk about his son’s foray into cricket, his childhood, the sacrifices the parents had to make and his progress through to … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 191 with Cheteshwar Pujara

Indian Test No. 3 batsman Cheteshwar Pujara talks about the stereotyping that has followed him his entire career, his preparation routines, slip catching, his approach to nets sessions, and his favorite Tests, Test series in this episode. Read the entire transcript … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 190 with Ian Bishop

In this reboot episode of the Couch Talk podcast, former West Indian fast bowler Ian Bishop talks about fast bowlers and fast bowling in the last three decades. He discusses his inspirations, mentors, fast bowling technique, fascinating spells he’s watched, … Continue reading

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ICC Code of Conduct Breaches and Penalties List

In the February 2017 issue of The Cricket Monthly, Alok Prasanna Kumar wrote an essay “Crime and punishment” looking in to the “history of penalties and breaches under the ICC’s code of conduct”. He looked at the “penalties imposed on players from … Continue reading

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