Saturday, June 09, 2007

Ford vs Emburey - Who should coach Team India?

Most articles and experts have already ruled in favor of Ford for the job of coach of Indian Cricket Team. Here's a scathing article on why it shouldn't be Emburey or why he was even short-listed.

I agree with the sentiment but disagree with the over-criticizing tone of the article. Ford will probably be the choice. Emburey may or may not be a good coach but I think that he would not fit with what the Indians currently need. I think India need the aggression of an Aussie. Also, the reason for disqualifying Whatmore (who will probably be going to Pakistan like Moody went to Sri Lanka last time around after India preferred Chappell) was not justified. It's interesting to note that Sri Lanka are going after Aussie state coaches and India after English county coaches. I think it was purely because Gavaskar doesnt like Whatmore or doesn't like Australians in general. He was the one who came up with Emburey since there had to be some nominal competition to the players' choice.

At some point in the future rebuilding phase we should look at getting Wright and/or Shastri back, probably after all the big stars have retired after the next world cup.

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