Tag Archives: England

Couch Talk 68 with Mike Brearley

In this episode, former England captain, Mike Brearley talks about captaincy in modern day cricket, role of coaches, captaincy methods, the Kevin Pietersen situation, handling of talented but sometimes disruptive players, and the impact of social media. You can download … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 61 with Andy Zaltzman

In this episode, comedian and cricket columnist Andy Zaltzman talks about the intersection of his cricket obsession and comedic profession, in addition to U.S. and U.K Politics, Test Match Special-Sofa kerfuffle, the England team’s prospects in India and of course, … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 55 with Firdose Moonda, ESPNcricinfo

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 vs South Africa, the smugness she encountered from some of the English media at the beginning … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 53 with Paul Harris, South African Cricketer

In this episode, South African cricketer Paul Harris talks about how he got to become a spinner, whether he feels hard done by the team preferring Imran Tahir over him even after 4 years of service to the team, his … Continue reading

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Bowl That Maiden Over: Part I

It is always said that, especially in test cricket, the bowling team needs to build the pressure for wickets to fall. More maiden overs are sent down, the batsmen come under the pressure and feel the need to be a … Continue reading

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On Ramdin’s Note to Sir Viv and the ICC

On Day 4 of the third England-West Indies test match at Edgbaston, after Denesh Ramdin completed his century, pulled out a folded piece of paper that carried the message “YEH, VIV, TALK NAH.” for Sir Viv Richards. Richards, who is … Continue reading

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Couch Talk Episode 32 with Lawrence Booth, Wisden

In this episode, the editor of Wisden, Lawrence Booth talks about England’s failings in the test series vs. Pakistan, cricket reporting and journalism, and how Wisden is relevant in the current environment of 24-hour news cycle and social networking. Follow … Continue reading

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Couch Talk Episode 30 with Ahmer Naqvi and Hassan Cheema, Dawn Blogs

In this episode, Ahmer Naqvi and Hassan Cheema of Dawn Blogs talk about Pakistan’s test series win over England, their personal experiences, Team Misbah and the future of this team. Ahmer is on twitter @KarachiKhatmal and Hassan is at @MediaGag … Continue reading

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15-hour bender of Test Cricket

It was set up perfectly. Plan was to be done with work at 4 PM Friday EST and welcome the weekend by immersing myself for the next 15 hours in uninterrupted test cricket with three matches happening in New Zealand, … Continue reading

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Couch Talk Episode 20 with Jarrod Kimber, CricketwithBalls

In this episode, Jarrod Kimber of Cricket with Balls and SPIN Magazine talks about his recently released book, “Australian Autopsy”, Two chucks, Cricket Australia, India-England series, problems facing India, Australia and other top sides and why England are that much … Continue reading

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