Apte said that the coaches role largely includes strategy to be used in the field and the team selection, after which it is the players who need to perform on the field. The Indian batsmen have lacked technique, when it came to playing the moving ball or balls head high. Apte added, ''In terms of technique, when comes into international cricket, it is understood that the player has the much needed ability to counter such balls, hence are representing the country.'' Can Ravi Shastri all of a sudden teach them to play the moving balls? One doubts!
This is not for the first time that Ravi Shastri has been called in to look after the Indian team, the last time being after the sacking of Greg Chappell as coach of the Indian cricket team. Shastri was given the managerial job for the Bangladesh tour then.
The team has also given a break to the bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding coach Trevor Penny for the series and have instead roped in Sanjay Bangar and Bharat Arun as assistant coaches and R Sridhar as fielding coach. Are these the things to come? There has been a sudden injection of Indians in the coaching department. Will this help India to perform any better?
states,''Too many cooks spoil the broth.''
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