Posts by England

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 …

Couch Talk 117 with Snehal Pradhan, Indian Cricketer

By thecricketcouch • March 10, 2014

In this episode, Indian cricketer Snehal Pradhan talks about her cricketing beginnings, her role models, the saga of her bowling action reported as illegal …

Couch Talk 116 with John Holder, Former International Umpire

By thecricketcouch • March 3, 2014

In this episode, former international umpire John Holder speaks about his dislike of DRS, player dissent, need for excellence in umpiring rather than perception …

On Kevin Pietersen, Conformity and Team Success

By thecricketcouch • February 6, 2014

Let’s take the ECB statement at face value. It reads like an amicable parting of ways between the employer and the employee. Kevin Pietersen …

Couch Talk 113 with Trent Johnston, Former Ireland Captain

By thecricketcouch • February 3, 2014

In this episode, former Ireland captain Trent Johnston talks about the drain of Ireland players to the England set up, the shabby treatment meted …

Couch Talk 112 with Mike Atherton

By thecricketcouch • January 27, 2014

In this episode, former England captain and currently SKY commentator Michael Atherton talks about cricket captaincy and leadership, his transformation from a professional cricketer …

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 93 with Lawrence Booth, Editor of Wisden

By thecricketcouch • August 18, 2013

In this episode, Editor of Wisden and The Daily Mail’s cricket correspondent Lawrence Booth talks about the Kevin Pietersen test message scandal story that …

Ashes Black Swan Event?

By thecricketcouch • August 2, 2013

Gideon Haigh said during a recent interview that despite the overwhelming dominance of England over Australia in the Ashes so far, the 10-0 predictions may …