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Old February 27, 2016, 04:05 AM
jeesh jeesh is offline
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Default Perhaps Time For A T20 Consultant?

Lot of things have improved under our current coaching team. But as far as T20 goes, we are pretty much no better than how we were a few years ago.

After the Zimbabwe series when they scheduled an intense skills training, i was optimistic things would change. But apparently not. And when you leave and block deliveries in T20 like you are playing ODI's, you know things are far from ok.

Bowling wise we are still ok, although it can get better. Fielding has ups and downs. Batting is absolutely woeful. In fact they dont even have a clue how to play. Forget the six hitting, they cant even pick the one's and two's that are so crucial.

Many international teams have recruited specialized coaches (As consultants) for T20 prior to major T20 competitions.

Maybe BCB should consider bringing in someone like Brad Hodge or Hussey or Azhar Mahmood or Mahela Jayawardene to work under Hathurusinghe to specifically work on T20. Someone who has been in the thick of things in T20 whether as a player or coach or sth. There is a lot that we need to learn about T20, which we are simply not doing.

Any thoughts?
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