Posts by South Africa

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 …

Couch Talk 124 with Mignon du Preez

By thecricketcouch • May 29, 2014

South Africa captain Mignon du Preez talks about her team’s improvement in the last few years, the need for professionalism in women’s cricket, and …

Couch Talk 118 with Gary Kirsten

By thecricketcouch • March 17, 2014

In this episode, former head coach of India and South Africa Gary Kirsten, talks about the role of coaches in cricket, handling some of …

Morkel-Clarke, Predator-Prey

By thecricketcouch • March 1, 2014

I’m a big fan of the Nature channels on TV – National Geographic, Discovery Wild, and Animal Planet etc. The programs that usually capture …

Two ODIs, Two Different Games

By thecricketcouch • November 2, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 saw two one day internationals play out to two different tunes, combining the ridiculous and the sublime, one reminding us …

Board Games

By thecricketcouch • September 5, 2013

In the Godfather, when Michael Corleone pitches the idea to his older brother Sonny and the family’s Consigliere Tom Hagen that if a meeting …

Couch Talk 77 with Hassan Cheema, Pakistani Journalist

By thecricketcouch • April 22, 2013

In this episode, Hassan Cheema who covered the recently concluded Pakistan’s tour to South Africa for Dawn.com, talks about his maiden experience as a …

Short Jabs: Episode 1

By thecricketcouch • January 17, 2013

Guests: Michael Wagener, Siddhartha Vaidyanathan, Shrikant “Homer” Subramanian
In this inaugural episode, Cricket blogger Michael Wagener stops by to talk about New Zealand’s disastrous series …

Couch Talk 55 with Firdose Moonda, ESPNcricinfo

By thecricketcouch • August 12, 2012

In this episode, ESPN Cricinfo’s South Africa correspondent, Firdose Moonda, talks about her experiences of her first trip to England to cover the England …

Couch Talk 53 with Paul Harris, South African Cricketer

By thecricketcouch • July 18, 2012

In this episode, South African cricketer Paul Harris talks about how he got to become a spinner, whether he feels hard done by the …