Tag Archives: Test Cricket

Couch Talk 182 with Shikha Pandey

In this episode, Shikha Pandey, India women’s national team’s allrounder talks about her cricket journey through her college education, serving in the Indian Air Force, being part of a team that defeated England in England – on her debut, no less, … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 180 with Jarrod Kimber

Jarrod Kimber talks about his new book “Test Cricket: An Unauthorised Biography”, the writing process that went in to it, the passing of Phil Hughes which forms the book ends, the good, the bad and the ugly carried out in … Continue reading

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The Geology of Test Cricket

The movie “Shawshank Redemption” is a treasure trove of quotable quotes. It is one of my favorites and I have seen it several hundred times. There are a couple of quotes that I love from it because they appeal to … Continue reading

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Dead Men Walking

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 performance of the Indian team. It hurt. I felt my heart sink, and felt weak in … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 126 with Colin Croft, Former West Indies Fast Bowler

In this episode, former West Indian fast bower Colin Croft talks about his international career that lasted only 27 Tests, his attitude towards his craft and cricket, the great West Indies teams he played on, the pressure on the modern … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 125 with Kartikeya Date and Ahmer Naqvi

In this episode, two very popular cricket bloggers, Kartikeya Date and Ahmer Naqvi talk about the game of T20, what it has become, how it is perceived, it’s impact on cricket as a whole, what it actually is, and what it should … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 106 with Mike Jakeman

In this episode, Author Mike Jakeman talks about his new book “Saving the Test”, the various challenges to the continued survival of Test cricket, the new avenue of cricket digital rights, the way forward, the need for increased cooperation between … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 64 with Samir Chopra

In this episode, well known cricket blogger, Samir Chopra talks about his new book “Brave New Pitch” which deals with this crucial juncture we find ourselves in, where there are competing interests, financially and politically, between different formats of cricket … Continue reading

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Discipline

There is an episode of “South Park” where the kids are in a Karate class. While all the kids are following the instructions from the Master, Eric Cartman goes on his own tangent. The Master pulls him up and asks … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 47 with Ed Cowan, Australian Test Cricketer

In this episode, Ed Cowan, the Australian test opener, talks about his test debut on Boxing day 2011 at the MCG, the step up from domestic cricket to international arena, the media scrutiny, Australian first class cricket system, getting to … Continue reading

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