Category Archives: Test Match Cricket

The Antigua Pitch

The first Test of the WI v India series reached in to the final session on Day 4, with India registering an innings win by 92 runs, their largest win outside Asia. R Ashwin has continued his remarkable bowling form … Continue reading

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On Kumble’s Appointment as India’s Head Coach

Anil Kumble, cricketer extraordinaire, has been appointed as the head coach of the India (men’s) cricket team by the BCCI for the duration of one year, today. From the original list of 57 candidates which was pruned to 21, the … Continue reading

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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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Should ICC Events be even hosted in India?

Omnishambles. That’s what the run up to and the qualifying phase of World T20 2016 being held in India currently has been. It took forever to announce the schedule and the venues. It took even longer for the tickets to … 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 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 176 with Javagal Srinath

Former Indian fast bowler Javagal Srinath talks about the changes to his bowling that were aided by the introduction of technology, the late start to his career, the loss of some fine young Indian fast bowlers, his memories of 2003 … Continue reading

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The Moeen Ali Question

What is Moeen Ali’s role in the England team, especially with the ball? With Joe Root, and if necessary Adam Lyth, available to bowl part-time spin, is Moeen picked to be a front line spinner? He did begin his Test … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 163 with Michael Holding

Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holdings talks about fast bowlers and great batsmen of his time and modern day, the work loads on fast bowlers, the controversial incidents during WI tour to England in 1976 and to New Zealand … Continue reading

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