Posts by Test Match Cricket

R Ashwin on the new bowling action during the Asia Cup

By thecricketcouch • March 29, 2014

Ravichandran Ashwin caused a massive uproar and consternation amongst cricket followers, especially in India, when he unveiled a new bowling action during the second …

Morkel-Clarke, Predator-Prey

By thecricketcouch • March 1, 2014

I’m a big fan of the Nature channels on TV – National Geographic, Discovery Wild, and Animal Planet etc. The programs that usually capture …

State of Unstable Equilibrium and the Ashes Scoreline

By thecricketcouch • December 30, 2013

In Dead Poet’s Society, the Robin Williams’ character (John Keating) tells his students to seize the day (“Carpe diem, seize the day boys, make …

Couch Talk 108 with Ajit Agarkar

By thecricketcouch • December 9, 2013

In this episode, former India cricketer Ajit Agarkar talks about his accidental origins as a fast bowler, the early comparisons to Kapil Dev, the …

Couch Talk 106 with Mike Jakeman

By thecricketcouch • November 30, 2013

In this episode, Author Mike Jakeman talks about his new book “Saving the Test”, the various challenges to the continued survival of Test cricket, …

Couch Talk 92 with John Wright, Former Head Coach of India and New Zealand

By thecricketcouch • August 13, 2013

In this episode, the former head coach of India and New Zealand, John Wright talks about his coaching philosophies, what it takes to be …

Ruthlessness and England Batting On

By thecricketcouch • July 20, 2013

There was plenty of talk on air and on Twitter about the declaration that never came. England were light years ahead of Australia towards …

I heart Siddle

By thecricketcouch • July 12, 2013

Peter Siddle. Siddles. Sizzle. Sid Vicious. Siddlers. Siddleshwar. P Siddy. Call him any name you want, but he is the man a captain would …

Couch Talk 81 with Sunil Subramaniam

By thecricketcouch • May 20, 2013

In this episode, former Tamil Nadu cricketer and current coach of R Ashwin, Sunil Subramaniam, talks about his playing career and the reasons why he …

Couch Talk 77 with Hassan Cheema, Pakistani Journalist

By thecricketcouch • April 22, 2013

In this episode, Hassan Cheema who covered the recently concluded Pakistan’s tour to South Africa for Dawn.com, talks about his maiden experience as a …