Posts by thecricketcouch

Waiting for Stiaan

By thecricketcouch • December 19, 2014

Waiting is the hardest part, and Stiaan Van Zyl has done a lot of it.
Van Zyl is unlike a lot of the Test debutants. …

Couch Talk 164 with Madhav Apte

By thecricketcouch • December 17, 2014

Former India opener Madhav Apte talks about his short international career despite averaging close to 50, tour to West Indies in 1952-53, playing alongside …

Couch Talk 145 with Sadagoppan Ramesh

By thecricketcouch • December 11, 2014

Former Indian opener S Ramesh talks about his debut in 1999 vs Pakistan where he faced perhaps the most complete bowling attack ever, his …

Couch Talk 144 with Dean du Plessis

By thecricketcouch • December 6, 2014

Zimbabwean cricket commentator and journalist Dean du Plessis, who also happens to be visually impaired talks about his introduction to cricket and his love …

Couch Talk 143 with Aaqib Javed

By thecricketcouch • December 4, 2014

Former Pakistani fast bowler and current UAE head coach Aaqib Javed talks about his playing career, playing alongside Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, the …

Vale Phil Hughes

By thecricketcouch • November 29, 2014

The permanence of it is the worst thing. That after the first shock, the terrible consuming grief, the community rallying, this one fact is …

Couch Talk 142 with Habibul Bashar, Former Bangladesh Captain

By thecricketcouch • November 28, 2014

Former Bangladesh captain and current national selector Habibul Bashar talks about the early inspiration in his career, the travails of leading Bangladesh in the …

Couch Talk 141 with Asanka Gurusinha

By thecricketcouch • November 18, 2014

Former Sri Lankan batsman Asanka Gurusinha talks about his batting role models, his Test career, the landmark 1996 World Cup victory including the semifinal …

Couch Talk 140 with Craig McDermott

By thecricketcouch • November 11, 2014

Former Australian fast bowler and now their assistant coach talks about his playing career, bowlers he admired, Merv Hughes as his partner in crime, …

Couch Talk 139 with Mudassar Nazar

By thecricketcouch • November 7, 2014

Former Pakistani opener Mudassar Nazar talks about his baptism by the fire of Lillee and Thomson, taking up after his father Nazar Mohammad, his …