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Couch Talk 172 with David Gower

Former England captain David Gower talks about the handling of ‘individualistic’ players, and how he was managed as a young cricketer, the criticism of his batting that he didn’t try hard enough, the parallels to Kevin Pietersen, and also about … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 171 with Barry Richards

Former South Africa and Hampshire great Barry Richards talks about his recently released biography “Sundial in the shade”, his curtailed international career, facing some of the finest fast and spin bowlers, the tragedy of losing his son, batting alongside Viv … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 170 with Mike Gatting

Former England captain Mike Gatting talks about his career, highlighting the back-to-back Ashes wins in 1985 and 1986-7, the tour to India in 1984-5, his maturing as a batsman, the 1987 world cup and the rebel tour to South Africa … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 169 with Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber. “Death of a Gentleman”

Cricket journalists Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber embarked on a journey in 2011 to make a cricket film about Test cricket. It ended up being a documentary about cricket governance, misadministration, shady deals and the takeover of the game by … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 168 with Damien Fleming

Former Australian bowler Damien Fleming talks about being a swing bowler and surviving and succeeding in the subcontinental conditions, his side-on bowling action inspired by Dennis Lillee, bowling in the death, the memorable final overs in 1996 World Cup semifinal … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 167 with Simon Jones

Former England fast bowler Simon Jones talks about his inspirations in becoming a fast bowler, his injury-curtailed Test career, the captaincy of Michael Vaughan and Nasser Hussain vis-a-vis Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook, the influence of Duncan Fletcher’s coaching, and … 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 165 with Samir Chopra, “Eye On Cricket”

Author and Philosophy professor Samir Chopra talks about his new book “Eye On Cricket: Reflections on the great game”. He¬†offers a deeply personal take on a game that has captivated him his entire life. He reflects on a childhood centered … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 164 with John Buchanan, Former Australia Head Coach

The Former head coach of Australia and Kolkata Knight Riders talks about his coaching philosophies, dealing with detractors that questioned his lack of playing experience, his ideas on leadership culture, his logic behind multiple captains while at KKR and also … 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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