Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has known as for the nationwide aspect to introduce split-coaching roles transferring ahead. The 42-year-old believes India ought to have a coach who understands the nuances of T20 cricket nicely sufficient, enabling them to focus on just one format.
Whereas Rahul Dravid is presently the only coach of the Indian group, there was a shift in captaincy because the T20 World Cup 2022. Rohit Sharma captains the Males in Blue in Checks and ODIs, whereas Hardik Pandya is in command of the T20I group. Nonetheless, the BCCI is but to nominate Pandya because the T20I captain formally.
Talking to the Indian Specific, Harbhajan noticed how England have appointed Brendon McCullum as their coach in Take a look at cricket and Matthew Mott for the limited-overs format. Harbhajan additionally floated Ashish Nehra for the position of India’s T20I coach, given how the Gujarat Titans received the IPL title in 2022.
“Sure, you could have two captains, so you’ll be able to have two coaches. Why not? Somebody whose planning is totally different. Like England has performed with Brendon McCullum. Somebody like Virender Sehwag or Ashish Nehra who labored with Gujarat Titans and Hardik Pandya received his first match as captain. So, carry somebody who understands the idea of T20 and calls for of the sport.”
“The coach is aware of that focus is on T20 cricket. Say if Ashish Nehra is the T20 coach, then he is aware of that his job is to make the Indian group champions within the T20 format, and Rahul Dravid is aware of he has to work on how the Indian group could be No.1 in Checks and ODIs.”
England have had productive outcomes since they launched cut up teaching. Below McCullum, England have received 10 out of their 11 Checks, whereas Mott led them to their second T20 World Cup victory final yr.
“We are able to’t be depending on two-three gamers to win you the championship” – Harbhajan Singh
Reflecting on the group’s performances within the ICC occasions, the previous Indian cricketer feels they need to present extra intent and keep away from over-dependency on just a few gamers. Harbhajan added:
“I feel we have to present a bit of extra intent. In case you are taking part in T20s then you’ll be able to’t play it like a one-day match. In case you are taking part in one-day, you’ll be able to’t play it like a Take a look at match. We are able to’t be depending on two-three gamers to win you the championship. When you could have a World Cup in entrance of you, you want eight to 9 guys performing on the similar time.”
The Males in Blue have not received an ICC occasion since 2013 and have typically stumbled in knockout video games. India can have an opportunity to win their third ODI World Cup later this yr at house.