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Couch Talk 177 with Chris Adams

Former England batsman and Sussex captain Chris Adams talks about his short England career, his move from Derbyshire to Sussex, his captaincy philosophies, his successful years at Sussex, the life of a county professional, and the best English and non-English … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 172 with David Gower

Former England captain David Gower talks about the handling of ‘individualistic’ players, and how he was managed as a young cricketer, the criticism of his batting that he didn’t try hard enough, the parallels to Kevin Pietersen, and also about … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 170 with Mike Gatting

Former England captain Mike Gatting talks about his career, highlighting the back-to-back Ashes wins in 1985 and 1986-7, the tour to India in 1984-5, his maturing as a batsman, the 1987 world cup and the rebel tour to South Africa … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 167 with Simon Jones

Former England fast bowler Simon Jones talks about his inspirations in becoming a fast bowler, his injury-curtailed Test career, the captaincy of Michael Vaughan and Nasser Hussain vis-a-vis Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook, the influence of Duncan Fletcher’s coaching, and … 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 155 with Phil Defreitas

Former England all rounder Phil Defreitas takes about his memorable debut in the 1986-87 Ashes, playing alongside Ian Botham, England’s losses in the 1987 and 1992 World Cup finals and also about England’s prospects in the 2015 World Cup. Follow … 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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Couch Talk 135 with Simon Wilde: “On Pietersen”

Sunday Time Cricket Correspondent Simon Wilde talks about his book “On Pietersen“, Kevin Pietersen’s troubled England career, KP’s influences and personality and the dramatic end to his international career. You can read a review of the book on Cricinfo, here. Simon … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 132 with Derek Pringle

Former England all rounder Derek Pringle talks about his unfulfilled career, comparisons to Ian Botham, World cup 1992, The final against Pakistan, India series of 1986, his eclectic music taste etc. Follow Derek on Twitter: @DerekPringle Download the episode by clicking … Continue reading

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The Freddie Habit

The TV was on the Sky sports channel in a friend’s living room. The scenes on the screen, seen many times before, still elicited reactions from grown men like they were little kids in a candy store. The sheer force … Continue reading

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