The irony of being the lone Indian head coach in an IPL franchise is just not misplaced on Anil Kumble who firmly believes that the piece of statistic is just not a “true reflection” of nation’s teaching sources.
A take a look at the IPL squad roster reveals that seven franchises have non-Indian head coaches, specifically Ricky Ponting (Delhi Capitals), Brendon McCullum (KKR), Stephen Fleming (CSK), Mahela Jayawardene ( Mumbai Indians), Trevor Bayliss (Sunrisers), Simon Katich (RCB) and Andrew McDonald (Rajasthan Royals).
“I would like to see more Indian coaches in the IPL. It is not a true reflection of the Indian resources. I would want to see many Indians being part of the IPL as head coaches,” Kings XI Punjab head coach Kumble informed a choose on-line media interplay on Tuesday.
“It is a bit of an irony — one Indian as head coach. I think at some point of time there will be a lot more Indian coaches,”
Speaking from Dubai, the place the staff has been primarily based since August 20, Kumble mentioned his gamers are in fine condition each mentally and bodily whereas going about their job in IPL’s strict bio-bubble.
KXIP, who’ve by no means received the IPL, are aiming to go all the way in which this time with a robust squad at their disposal. Picking one of the best Indian gamers within the taking part in eleven will probably be powerful however it appears choosing the 4 abroad recruits will probably be even harder as they’re spoilt for alternative.
Asked if 40-year-old Chris Gayle will proceed to play bulk of the video games like he did previously two seasons, Kumble mentioned Gayle would even be extra concerned throughout the management group this season and his mentor’s function will probably be as vital as his massive hitting on the prime of the order.
The different abroad gamers in KXIP are Glenn Maxwell, Chris Jordan, Jimmy Neesham, the in-form Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb Zadran, Hardus Viljoen and Sheldon Cottrell who was purchased for a whopping Rs 8.
“We still have to see the conditions at the main ground as we have been practising (at ICC Academy). Chris has a major role even as player and even otherwise.
“His management, his expertise, the kids look as much as him. It isn’t just Chris the batsman we’re taking a look at however Chris in a management function when it comes to his contribution to creating younger gamers. I need him to be lively on the mentorship function,” Kumble said.
The coach said that a few practise games will give him an idea about the combinations he is looking for.
“Not simply overseas gamers choosing Indian gamers will probably be a problem. We have a couple of practise video games that can we are going to inform us (one of the best mixture),” said Kumble in a response to a PTI query.
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