Posts by Test Cricket

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 126 with Colin Croft, Former West Indies Fast Bowler

By thecricketcouch • June 23, 2014

In this episode, former West Indian fast bower Colin Croft talks about his international career that lasted only 27 Tests, his attitude towards his …

Couch Talk 125 with Kartikeya Date and Ahmer Naqvi

By thecricketcouch • June 17, 2014

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 …

Couch Talk 106 with Mike Jakeman

By thecricketcouch • November 30, 2013

In this episode, Author Mike Jakeman talks about his new book “Saving the Test”, the various challenges to the continued survival of Test cricket, …

Couch Talk 64 with Samir Chopra

By thecricketcouch • December 20, 2012

In this episode, well known cricket blogger, Samir Chopra talks about his new book “Brave New Pitch” which deals with this crucial juncture we …

Discipline

By thecricketcouch • December 8, 2012

There is an episode of “South Park” where the kids are in a Karate class. While all the kids are following the instructions from …

Couch Talk 47 with Ed Cowan, Australian Test Cricketer

By thecricketcouch • June 13, 2012

In this episode, Ed Cowan, the Australian test opener, talks about his test debut on Boxing day 2011 at the MCG, the step up …

Couch Talk Episode 34 with Gideon Haigh

By thecricketcouch • February 28, 2012

In this episode, Gideon Haigh, writer and Cricket historian, talks about the ICC, Woolf review, DRS, BCCI and other national cricket boards, influence of …

15-hour bender of Test Cricket

By thecricketcouch • January 29, 2012

It was set up perfectly. Plan was to be done with work at 4 PM Friday EST and welcome the weekend by immersing myself …

Cricket is doing just fine

By thecricketcouch • July 28, 2011

During my tube ride back from London, I picked up the Evening Standard and came across a column by Tom Collomosse pondering about the …