Posts by Australia

Couch Talk 131 with Jim Maxwell, ABC Radio Commentator

By thecricketcouch • August 21, 2014

ABC Grandstand commentator Jim Maxwell talks about his beginnings, learning the craft from his idol Alan McGilvray, the future of radio commentary, his forays …

Couch Talk 129 with Alex Kountouris, Australian Team Physiotherapist

By thecricketcouch • July 30, 2014

Australian national cricket team’s lead physiotherapist Alex Kountouris talks about the health management of cricketers, the impact of T20s, fast bowler injuries, comparing Asian …

Couch Talk 128 with Dean Jones

By thecricketcouch • July 15, 2014

Former Australian batsman Dean Jones talks about his legendary double hundred in the 1986 Madras Tied Test, his growth as a batsman, Allan Border’s …

Couch Talk 120 with Greg Chappell

By thecricketcouch • April 1, 2014

In this episode, former India head coach Greg Chappell talks about his time as head coach with Team India, the role of specific batting …

ICC Revamp and Greed

By thecricketcouch • March 13, 2014

I was honored to be given the space in the March 2014 issue of Sports Illustrated India to provide a review of the changes …

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 …

Couch Talk 110 with Mike Selvey, The Guardian

By thecricketcouch • January 21, 2014

In this episode, former England cricketer and The Guardian newspaper’s cricket correspondent Mike Selvey talks about the pseudo-posturing and aggression that was on display …

State of Unstable Equilibrium and the Ashes Scoreline

By thecricketcouch • December 30, 2013

In Dead Poet’s Society, the Robin Williams’ character (John Keating) tells his students to seize the day (“Carpe diem, seize the day boys, make …

Couch Talk 108 with Ajit Agarkar

By thecricketcouch • December 9, 2013

In this episode, former India cricketer Ajit Agarkar talks about his accidental origins as a fast bowler, the early comparisons to Kapil Dev, the …

Spare a thought for Vinay Kumar

By thecricketcouch • November 6, 2013

A version of this post was first published on ESPN CRicinfo’s Cordon Blog.

Cricket, like any other sporting contest, provides the stage for its players …