Posts by Test Match Cricket

Couch Talk 180 with Jarrod Kimber

By thecricketcouch • January 21, 2016

Jarrod Kimber talks about his new book “Test Cricket: An Unauthorised Biography”, the writing process that went in to it, the passing of Phil …

Couch Talk 176 with Javagal Srinath

By thecricketcouch • November 6, 2015

Former Indian fast bowler Javagal Srinath talks about the changes to his bowling that were aided by the introduction of technology, the late start …

The Moeen Ali Question

By thecricketcouch • July 9, 2015

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 …

Couch Talk 163 with Michael Holding

By thecricketcouch • May 21, 2015

Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holdings talks about fast bowlers and great batsmen of his time and modern day, the work loads on …

Couch Talk 159 with Kiran More

By thecricketcouch • March 25, 2015

Former Indian wicket-keeper Kiran More talks about his career, glovemen he admired, the deterioration in wicket keeping technique in modern day cricket, his memories …

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 …