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Interviews with cricket players, officials and administrators, writers and journalists, fans and news makers.

Interviews with cricket players, officials and administrators, writers and journalists, fans and news makers.
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United States

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Interviews with cricket players, officials and administrators, writers and journalists, fans and news makers.

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English

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Episodes

Couch Talk 190 - Ian Bishop

9/7/2019
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Former WI fast bowler and now TV commentator Ian Bishop appears on the reboot of the Couch Talk podcast and discusses fast bowlers and fast bowling in the last 30 years. He talks about Malcolm Marshall and Michael Holding's impact on him, the simple advice he received from Wasim Akram, fascinating spells of fast bowling he's seen, and breaks down the essentials of fast bowling. He also talks about the younger generation of fast bowlers including Jasprit Bumrah, Jofra Archer, Shaheen Afridi...

Duration:00:31:54

Couch Talk 101 - Misbah Ul Haq

8/1/2019
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In this episode, Pakistan’s captain Misbah ul-Haq talks about the late start to his cricketing career, what it’s like to be captain of Pakistan and leading a wide variety of personalities, the World T20 final vs India in 2007, impact of no international cricket in Pakistan since 2009, his future, amongst other things.

Duration:00:25:42

Couch Talk 102 - Mike Hussey

8/1/2019
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In this episode, former Australian batsman Michael Hussey talks about his playing career, the self-doubts that constantly plagued him, his relationships with Mickey Arthur and Cricket Australia, the controversy surrounding Gurunath Meiyappan of Chennai Super Kings as mentioned in his autobiography “Underneath the Southern Cross”, amongst other things.

Duration:00:27:31

Couch Talk 103 - Baba Aparajith

8/1/2019
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In this episode, Tamil Nadu all rounder Baba Aparajith talks about the experience of winning the U-19 world cup last year, making a double hundred in his Duleep trophy debut, interacting with the major international stars during the IPL, playing alongside Rahul Dravid in a club match, amongst other things.

Duration:00:22:53

Couch Talk 104 - Cate McGregor

8/1/2019
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In this episode, Catherine McGregor who is a cricket writer and a speech writer for the Australian Army chief, talks about her book, “An Indian Summer of Cricket’, and her struggles in coming to terms with her gender transition from being Malcolm McGregor, her fascination with Rahul Dravid, changes in the Australian game etc., amongst other things.

Duration:00:28:11

Couch Talk 105 - Hemant Buch

8/1/2019
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In this episode, Hemant Buch, VP of Production at TEN Sports talks about his career directing and producing cricket broadcasts, the expertise needed to be able to direct cricket telecast, the back and forth he has with on-air commentators and other things.

Duration:00:31:05

Couch Talk 106 - Mike Jakeman

8/1/2019
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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 the various national boards for improving the health of Test cricket and cricket as a whole.

Duration:00:30:14

Couch Talk 107 - Clayton Murzello

8/1/2019
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In this episode, the sports editor of Mumbai’s MiD DAY newspaper, Clayton Murzello, talks about the transformation in the Indian cricket media over the last two decades, the downside of a TV centric cricket media, BCCI-Media relations, the state of Mumbai cricket, the lack of mentoring of young Mumbai cricketers, and his 20 year long professional relationship with Sachin Tendulkar.

Duration:00:28:33

Couch Talk 108 - Ajit Agarkar

8/1/2019
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In this episode, former India cricketer Ajit Agarkar talks about his accidental origins as a fast bowler, the early comparisons to Kapil Dev, the infamous series of ducks, Adelaide Test of 2003 where his 6-41 led India to an improbable Test win, his controversial withdrawal from Mumbai’s Ranji team in 2011 etc.

Duration:00:33:35

Couch Talk 109 - Alvin Kallicharan

8/1/2019
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In this episode, former West Indian cricketer and captain Alvin Kallicharran talks about his humble beginnings, playing alongside WI legends, rebel tour to South Africa, his controversial run out by Tony Greig, lack of “maroon cap” pride in current WI players, taking Dennis Lille apart in the 1975 World Cup etc.

Duration:00:27:35

Couch Talk 110 - Mike Selvey

8/1/2019
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In this episode, former England cricketer and The Guardian newspaper’s cricket correspondent Mike Selvey talks about the pseudo-posturing and aggression that was on display during the recent Ashes down under, England’s dismal performance, the Andy Flower-Kevin Pietersen saga, and also about his own cricketing career.

Duration:00:34:56

Couch Talk 111 - Telford Vice

8/1/2019
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In this episode, Telford Vice of The Times (South Africa) talks about the controversial circumstances under which Cricket South Africa have revoked some of his journalistic privileges, and dealing with Haroon Lorgat in the aftermath of David Becker’s incendiary press release about cricket governance at the ICC that led to all this.

Duration:00:40:25

Couch Talk 112 - Michael Atherton

8/1/2019
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In this episode, former England captain and currently SKY commentator Michael Atherton talks about cricket captaincy and leadership, his transformation from a professional cricketer to journalist/commentator, and give his thoughts on the leaked draft of the position paper.

Duration:00:43:19

Couch Talk 113 - Trent Johnston

8/1/2019
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In this episode, former Ireland captain Trent Johnston talks about the drain of Ireland players to the England set up, the shabby treatment meted out by the ICC to the Affiliate and Associate nations, his best on-field memories of beating England and Pakistan in cricket world cups, the future of Ireland cricket, and his retirement plans amongst other things.

Duration:00:28:27

Couch Talk 114 - Dinesh Karthik

8/1/2019
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In this episode, Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik talks about his up-and-down career in India colors so far, getting picked by the Delhi Daredevils in the recent IPL auction, his outlook on returning to the Indian side, amongst other things.

Duration:00:15:21

Couch Talk 115 - Richard Pybus

8/1/2019
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In this episode, Richard Pybus, the former head coach of Pakistan and Bangladesh national teams and several domestic sides around the world, and now the director of cricket at West Indies Cricket Board, talks about his new role, the challenges and goals, and the need to strengthen the WI domestic first class game and professionalize the system etc. He also talks about his time as the head coach of Pakistan, especially the 1999 World Cup in England, during which Pakistan lost in the final to...

Duration:00:39:33

Couch Talk 116 - John Holder

8/1/2019
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In this episode, former international umpire John Holder speaks about his dislike of DRS, player dissent, need for excellence in umpiring rather than perception of neutrality, the time he was approached by a bookie, his accusation of ball tampering by England directly leading to him being dropped from the TCCB Test panel of umpires, the advice he gave to Sachin Tendulkar on debut, amongst other things.

Duration:00:36:20

Couch Talk 117 - Snehal Pradhan

8/1/2019
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In this episode, Indian cricketer Snehal Pradhan talks about her cricketing beginnings, her role models, the saga of her bowling action reported as illegal and her work to get it cleared, various steps for the improvement of Indian women’s cricket amongst other things.

Duration:00:24:32

Couch Talk 118 - Gary Kirsten

8/1/2019
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In this episode, former head coach of India and South Africa Gary Kirsten, talks about the role of coaches in cricket, handling some of the best stars in the sport, and the pressures and expectations of leading teams of extraordinary talents and egos, and his cricket academy amongst other things.

Duration:00:34:46

Couch Talk 119 - Dav Whatmore

8/1/2019
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In this episode, recent head coach of Pakistan Dav Whatmore talks about working in the subcontinent and dealing with various national boards, leading the Sri Lankan team to World Cup win in 1996, handling various captains such as Misbah (ul Haq) and (Arjuna) Ranatunga, amongst other things.

Duration:00:31:37