Dean Jones has suggested an innovative dual coach approach to tackle Team India’s coaching problem.
The former coach Duncan Fletcher’s contract had run out during the World Cup last month. The Zimbabwean replaced the 2011 World-Cup winning coach Gary Kirsten after India was eliminated from the World Cup at the semi-final stages.
Jones has recommended Rahul Dravid for Test formats while Sourav Ganguly would be good for ODIs and T20s.
Ravi Shastri would do well as the high performance manager, for overseeing overall arrangements.
India has a long history with foreign coaches: Greg Chappell, always aggressive, Gary Kirsten, world Cup winner, John Wright, and Fletcher, too.
Jones said that Ravi Shastri should be a high performance manager, and that the arrangement was similar to that of Australia’s Derren Lehman.
As of now, Ganguly and Dravid are both having responsibilities of their own: Dravid is the mentor for Rajasthan Royals, and has many media assignments too.
Sourav Ganguly is the joint secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal. He also happens to host a popular Bengali reality show, and is also an expert on TV.
Whatever the decision turns out to be, it will be critical to India’s success in future competitions.