Category Archives: India

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 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┬áthat defeated England in England – on her debut, no less, … 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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Couch Talk 159 with Kiran More

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 from 1987 World cup and 1992 world cup – especially the Javed Miandad incident, and also … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 154 with S Badrinath

S Badrinath, formerly of Tamil Nadu and now with Vidarbha, talks about his move out of his home state, his desire to keep going at the First Class level, his Test debut for India, playing in Chennai Super Kings franchise … Continue reading

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Kohli Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk

It was during the 2011 tour to the West Indies that India last won a Test series away from home. Virat Kohli was on debut in the first Test of the series at Kingston, Jamaica. After making only 4 in … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 147 with Ajit Wadekar

Former Indian captain and coach Ajit Wadekar talks about the landmark tours to England and West Indies in 1971, handling 4 great spinners, taking over as captain from Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, slip catching, coaching India in the 1990’s, etc. … Continue reading

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