Posts by Test Match Cricket

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 …

The Geology of Test Cricket

By thecricketcouch • January 6, 2015

The movie “Shawshank Redemption” is a treasure trove of quotable quotes. It is one of my favorites and I have seen it several hundred …

Kohli Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk

By thecricketcouch • January 5, 2015

It was during the 2011 tour to the West Indies that India last won a Test series away from home. Virat Kohli was on …

The Most Perfect Man in the Cricketing World

By thecricketcouch • January 4, 2015

I’m sure all of you have seen the “Most interesting man in the world” shtick from Dos Equis beer commercials. Take the most outrageous …

Life in the Flat Lane

By thecricketcouch • January 3, 2015

Four years ago, in this very Newlands cricket ground, an epic battle within the battle of a Test match unfolded when two supremely skilled …

Windies begin well again but are un-done

By thecricketcouch • January 2, 2015

As the saying goes, well begun is half done. Unfortunately for the West Indies, this Test series against the top ranked South Africa would …

Short man, Tall expectations

By thecricketcouch • December 28, 2014

February 11, 1990 was a momentous day in world’s history, and specifically South Africa’s. After 27 years, the great Nelson Mandela was officially released …

Couch Talk 147 with Ajit Wadekar

By thecricketcouch • December 27, 2014

Former Indian captain and coach Ajit Wadekar talks about the landmark tours to England and West Indies in 1971, handling 4 great spinners, taking …

On Kenroy Peters’ Debut

By thecricketcouch • December 27, 2014

On a festive Boxing Day at St. George’s Park in Port Elizabeth, a day of the historic debut of Temba Bavuma as the first …

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. …