Tag Archives: West Indies

Couch Talk 185 with Graeme West, WI U-19 Coach

West Indies U-19 side’s coach Graeme West talks about moulding a side of young individuals from the different regions of the Caribbean as a unit, the game plans, the Keemo Paul Mankading incident and the fall-out from it, and looks … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 166 with Sir Andy Roberts

Former West Indian great Sir Andy Roberts talks about the root cause for the current malaise in the West Indies team, the coaching methods that do not aid the fast bowlers, the role of senior pros in the team and … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 163 with Michael Holding

Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holdings talks about fast bowlers and great batsmen of his time and modern day, the work loads on fast bowlers, the controversial incidents during WI tour to England in 1976 and to New Zealand … Continue reading

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MID DAY: From West Indies v Zimbabwe

There seems to be something about February 24th. Sachin Tendulkar became the first man to score 200 in an ODI against South Africa in Gwalior on this day in 2010. Chris Gayle. Pic/AFP Exactly five years later, Chris Gayle became … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 152 with Kragg Brathwaite

West Indies Test opener Kraigg Brathwaite talks about his growth as a batsman, influence of club cricket, coming from Barbados, and his aspirations of captaincy amongst other things. Download the episode by clicking here or listen to it on Sound Cloud. Read the … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 151 with Kepler Wessels

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 team that had no international experience, SA’s first Test after readmission against West Indies, his style … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 149 with Daren Ganga

Former WI opener Daren Ganga talks about his stop-start career, being captain of Trinidad and West Indies, the highest successful chase of 418 vs Australia he was part of, and also the Test vs India on a tough Sabina Park … 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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Kohli Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk

It was during the 2011 tour to the West Indies that India last won a Test series away from home. Virat Kohli was on debut in the first Test of the series at Kingston, Jamaica. After making only 4 in … Continue reading

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The Most Perfect Man in the Cricketing World

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 thing one can do, and attribute it to the suave looking middle-aged man. We all know … Continue reading

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