Category Archives: Couch Talk

Couch Talk 188 with Sanjay Bangar

Former India cricketer and currently their batting coach Sanjay Bangar talks about the responsibilities of his job, the influence of a great generation of batsmen like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid on the current side, batting plans in Tests vis-a-vis … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Couch Talk 181 with Edward Fox and Archiwal

In this episode, Edward Fox, who is an Aussie that moved to the U.S. 24 years ago, and Archiwal, who took to cricket in the Afghan refugee camps in Pakistan, and now lives with Edward Fox through his work with the … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 180 with Jarrod Kimber

Jarrod Kimber talks about his new book “Test Cricket: An Unauthorised Biography”, the writing process that went in to it, the passing of Phil Hughes which forms the book ends, the good, the bad and the ugly carried out in … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 179 with Tim Cutler, CEO Hong Kong Cricket

The CEO of Hong Kong Cricket Association Tim Cutler talks about his journey from Sydney, Australia to his current position, the challenges of leading an emerging cricket nation, the inherent inequities within the ICC, prospects of T20 in the Olympics, … Continue reading

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