Posts by India v England 2011

Stomach Punched

By thecricketcouch • February 9, 2012

A sucker punch to the stomach – It leaves you reeling. The pain from the blunt impact, whether you see it coming or not, …

Couch Talk Episode 28 with Adam Carroll-Smith, “Chasing Sachin”

By thecricketcouch • January 22, 2012

In this episode, the author of “Chasing Sachin”, Adam Carroll-Smith talks about the seemingly impossible quest he undertook this past summer – to bowl …

Couch Talk Episode 20 with Jarrod Kimber, CricketwithBalls

By thecricketcouch • October 22, 2011

In this episode, Jarrod Kimber of Cricket with Balls and SPIN Magazine talks about his recently released book, “Australian Autopsy”, Two chucks, Cricket Australia, …

Does this India-England ODI series mean much?

By thecricketcouch • October 18, 2011

It depends on whom you ask the question.
David Gower thinks this series does not amount to much and all that matters is the test …

On injuries and player toughness

By thecricketcouch • September 27, 2011

When a player returns to the field of play after being forced to leave with an injury, he is generally called “gutsy”, “tough”, “brave” …

Memories from Trent Bridge

By thecricketcouch • September 14, 2011

It was a quick walk from the railway station, across the bridge over River Trent, when I got the full view of the floodlights …

On desire (or a lack of)

By thecricketcouch • August 30, 2011

Dear Rohit Brijnath,
I have always enjoyed your writing style and your ability to discuss different sports with equal aplomb, be it cricket, tennis or …

I Spot No HotSpot

By thecricketcouch • August 21, 2011

Let us consider the two situations. Eoin Morgan thinks he edged the ball from Praveen Kumar during the first innings at Lord’s and walks …

Couch Talk: Episode 9 with Wright Thompson, ESPN

By thecricketcouch • August 8, 2011

In this episode, Wright Thompson, senior writer from ESPN.com, talks about his introduction to cricket, watching Tendulkar score a century at Bangalore during the …

Father and Son

By thecricketcouch • July 26, 2011

I frequently go to a local minor league baseball park in the town I live in, and watch games. One of the interesting aspects …