Posts by England

Couch Talk 132 with Derek Pringle

By thecricketcouch • August 29, 2014

Former England all rounder Derek Pringle talks about his unfulfilled career, comparisons to Ian Botham, World cup 1992, The final against Pakistan, India series …

The Freddie Habit

By thecricketcouch • August 23, 2014

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 …

Dead Men Walking

By thecricketcouch • August 20, 2014

England 2011. I watched two of the Tests in that 4-match series as a fan, from the stands, living and (mostly) dying with the …

Couch Talk 130 with Gordon Greenidge

By thecricketcouch • August 6, 2014

Former West Indian opener Gordon Greenidge talks about the mental and technical aspects of opening the batting, what is expected of a Test opener, …

Couch Talk 122 with Roland Butcher, Former England Cricketer

By thecricketcouch • May 6, 2014

Former England batsman Roland Butcher, now director of sports at the University of West Indies, talks of his cricket and football careers, and his …

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 …