Posts by ODI

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 136 with Ian Bradshaw

By thecricketcouch • October 14, 2014

Former West Indies bowler Ian Bradshaw talks about his short lived Test career, captaincy aspirations, the famous 2004 Champions Trophy final run chase, Barbados …

On Afridi, Risk Taking and Being A Pakistan Cricket Fan

By thecricketcouch • March 3, 2014

A version of this post was first published on
I wouldn’t know the feeling. In fact, I don’t think I want to know it …

Couch BatCheet Season 2 Episode 2

By thecricketcouch • January 18, 2014

Preview of India vs New Zealand ODI series with Mahek Vyas and Michael Wagener


Spare a thought for Vinay Kumar

By thecricketcouch • November 6, 2013

A version of this post was first published on ESPN CRicinfo’s Cordon Blog.

Cricket, like any other sporting contest, provides the stage for its players …

Two ODIs, Two Different Games

By thecricketcouch • November 2, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 saw two one day internationals play out to two different tunes, combining the ridiculous and the sublime, one reminding us …

Tale of Dhoni and Two Sharmas

By thecricketcouch • June 23, 2013

Let me get the cliché machine cracking: A captain is only as good as his players. There is no amount of playing the hunches …

A Good Old-fashioned Cricket Broadcast

By thecricketcouch • May 24, 2013

It was throwback to an earlier time.  A time when cricket was innocent and the pictures shot with cameras you could count with the …

Morale-boosting MoM Award and the Media

By thecricketcouch • January 9, 2013

A controversy has arisen with Mahendra Singh Dhoni having been awarded the Man of the Match award in the third ODI of the recently …

Tendulkar, Retirement and the Eternal Challenge

By thecricketcouch • December 10, 2012

He has everything. He has accomplished everything a cricketer could reasonably aspire to. He has the world cup trophy in his cabinet he so …