Posts by thecricketcouch

MID DAY: From Australia v New Zealand

By thecricketcouch • March 1, 2015

Auckland: There was buzz. It was on the flight in to Auckland from Melbourne. It was in the airport with images of Kiwi cricketers staring …

MID DAY: From Sri Lanka v Bangladesh

By thecricketcouch • March 1, 2015

Melbourne: The Bangladesh cricket team, it is said, have some of the most talented players in their side. But it seems they lack everything else …

MID DAY: From West Indies v Zimbabwe

By thecricketcouch • March 1, 2015

There seems to be something about February 24th. Sachin Tendulkar became the first man to score 200 in an ODI against South Africa in …

MID DAY: Feature Interview with Asanka Gurusinha

By thecricketcouch • March 1, 2015

Melbourne: Sri Lanka survived a major scare against World Cup debutants Afghanistan in a Group A match at Dunedin on Sunday. It was the assured …

MID DAY: From India v South Africa

By thecricketcouch • March 1, 2015

Melbourne: The waves of sound just kept coming. One after another. One bigger than the one before. It was a wall of sound. That was …

MID DAY: From Afghanistan v Bangladesh

By thecricketcouch • March 1, 2015

Canberra: Three days after the mega showdown between India and Pakistan played out in Adelaide, a minor version of the South Asian spectacle took place …

MID-DAY: From India V Pakistan

By thecricketcouch • March 1, 2015

Adelaide: India and Pakistan, two countries separated by an arbitrary line called a border have a lot more things in common than they ever would …

Couch Talk 155 with Phil Defreitas

By thecricketcouch • February 19, 2015

Former England all rounder Phil Defreitas takes about his memorable debut in the 1986-87 Ashes, playing alongside Ian Botham, England’s losses in the 1987 …

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

By thecricketcouch • February 14, 2015

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 154 with S Badrinath

By thecricketcouch • February 11, 2015

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