Posts by Test Match Cricket

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 137 with Chandu Borde

By thecricketcouch • October 21, 2014

Former Indian batsman Chandu Borde talks about his playing career, his idol Vijay Hazare, facing up to the West Indian quick bowlers, meeting Sir …

Dead Men Walking

By thecricketcouch • August 20, 2014

England 2011. I watched two of the Tests in that 4-match series as a fan, from the stands, living and (mostly) dying with the …

Couch Talk 130 with Gordon Greenidge

By thecricketcouch • August 6, 2014

Former West Indian opener Gordon Greenidge talks about the mental and technical aspects of opening the batting, what is expected of a Test opener, …

Couch Talk 123 with Atul Wassan, Former India Cricketer

By thecricketcouch • May 13, 2014

Former India bowler talks about his playing career, lack of fast bowlers in India, the current crop of Indian pacers, watching Sachin Tendulkar get …

Couch Talk 121 with Sanjay Manjrekar

By thecricketcouch • April 28, 2014

In this episode, Former India batsman and current commentator Sanjay Manjrekar on dealing with expectations and batting failures, and the perils of criticizing Tendulkar.
Sanjay …

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 …