Posts by South Africa

MID DAY: From India v South Africa

By thecricketcouch • March 1, 2015

Melbourne: The waves of sound just kept coming. One after another. One bigger than the one before. It was a wall of sound. That was …

Couch Talk 151 with Kepler Wessels

By thecricketcouch • January 22, 2015

Former South Africa captain Kepler Wessels talks about returning to SA from Australia, the prevailing socio-political conditions, the 1992 World cup, leading a SA …

The Geology of Test Cricket

By thecricketcouch • January 6, 2015

The movie “Shawshank Redemption” is a treasure trove of quotable quotes. It is one of my favorites and I have seen it several hundred …

The Most Perfect Man in the Cricketing World

By thecricketcouch • January 4, 2015

I’m sure all of you have seen the “Most interesting man in the world” shtick from Dos Equis beer commercials. Take the most outrageous …

Life in the Flat Lane

By thecricketcouch • January 3, 2015

Four years ago, in this very Newlands cricket ground, an epic battle within the battle of a Test match unfolded when two supremely skilled …

Windies begin well again but are un-done

By thecricketcouch • January 2, 2015

As the saying goes, well begun is half done. Unfortunately for the West Indies, this Test series against the top ranked South Africa would …

Couch Talk 148 with Ashwell Prince

By thecricketcouch • December 31, 2014

Former South Africa batsman Ashwell Prince talks about choosing to play cricket while growing up in the Apartheid era, the quota system, his debut, …

Short man, Tall expectations

By thecricketcouch • December 28, 2014

February 11, 1990 was a momentous day in world’s history, and specifically South Africa’s. After 27 years, the great Nelson Mandela was officially released …

Waiting for Stiaan

By thecricketcouch • December 19, 2014

Waiting is the hardest part, and Stiaan Van Zyl has done a lot of it.
Van Zyl is unlike a lot of the Test debutants. …

Couch Talk 135 with Simon Wilde: “On Pietersen”

By thecricketcouch • October 2, 2014

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 …