Posts Tagged ‘Silly Point’


In this episode, The CouchExpert’s Goutham Chakravarthi, Chandrasekhar Jayaramakrishnan and Muthukumar Ramamoorthy are joined by Wisden India‘s Assistant Editor Saurabh Somani and they discuss selection among other things on India’s A tour of the West Indies. The group and also discusses the merits of Duckworth/Lewis and VJD methods. Also in the new segment What’s in a name, a die-hard Sachin Tendulkar fan – Kaustubh Pimputkar – teaches the South Indians on the show how to say Sachin Tendulkar and other great Maharashtrian cricket names

Introduction Music: Composer and singer – Rakesh Salian

Guests: Saurab Somani, Goutham ChakravarthiMuthukumar Ramamoorthy, Kaustubh Pimputkar

Host: Chandrasekhar Jayaramakrishnan



In this episode, The CouchExpert’s Goutham Chakravarthi, Chandrasekhar Jayaramakrishnan and Niranjan K discuss KP’s retirement and compare it with the news space Rakhi Sawant gets and debate if he is a cricket mercenary. Also in discussions is Chanderpaul and his selfishness. They also wonder if Narine’s novelty will have worn off by the end of his first Test.

Introduction Music: Composer and singer – Rakesh Salian

Guests: Chandrasekhar JayaramakrishnanNiranjan K

Host: Goutham Chakravarthi


In a this episode, The CouchExpert’s Goutham Chakravarthi talks to ESPNCricinfo’s South Africa correspondent and ESPNSoccernet’s correspondent Firdose Moonda.

Firdose discusses a variety of different things from CLT20, the road ahead for South Africa under Gary Kirsten and Allan Donald to South Africa challenging England to the top spot in Test cricket. Also in discussion is the chokers tag and how South Africa should deal with.

She also discusses her time in the Indian subcontinent covering the world cup to discussing her experience in covering Bangladesh and Pakistan’s tour of Zimbabwe. She also shares her thoughts on Uganda being the next emerging cricket power in Africa.

All this and more, listen to the podcast below:

Introduction Music: Composer and singer – Rakesh Salian

Guest: Firdose Moonda

Host: Goutham Chakravarthi


In second of the two part series, Island Cricket‘s Hilal Suhaib discusses various things ranging from the mismanagement funds in the world cup, and the need for minimal government intervention in selection policies. Also in discussion are the controversial selection of Sanath Jayasiriya for one last game in England, Dilshan’s captaincy and batting and the need for vision in SLC to take its cricket forward.

Sri Lanka’s domestic league T20 league being postponed is also discussed along with the impact the IPL and BBL will have on world cricket and on the cricketers.

You can listen to Part II of the conversation here: Silly Point – Episode 3-part2. You can listen to Part I here.


In a two part discussion, The CouchExpert’s Goutham Chakravarthi talks to Island Cricket‘s founder and owner, Hilal Suhaib, to discuss about islandcricket, cricket in Sri Lanka, cricket literature in Sri Lanka, issues of corruption with the board and the impact of T20 cricket

In part 1 of the discussion, Hilal discusses the origins of islandcricket, the need for fan generated content, need for satire in cricket writing, Sri Lanka’s ability to produce uniquely original cricketers and the need to groom these original cricketers to deal with success and mental approach at the top level and the cricket literature available in Sri Lanka.

In Part II of the episode, Hilal discusses corruption in Sri Lanka cricket – the mismanagement funds in the world cup, the need for proper administration and the government interference in selections. Also, he discusses the future of Sri Lankan bowling and batting and the impact of T20 cricket on the world game and the need for Sri Lanka Cricket to look beyond India in staging its own T20 league.

You can listen to Part I of the conversation here: Silly Point – Episode 3-part1. Please check here for part II.