Brett Lee backs Sourav Ganguly as India coach

Shashi / 26 May 2015

After the sacking of Duncan Fletcher, the Team India have not appointed a coach for its team and with the BCCI set to announce the name before the team leaves to Bangladesh on June 7th, Sourav Ganguly has emerged as the most favorable candidate.

Former Australian speed-star Brett Lee said that he felt that Ganguly would do a great job of coaching the national team. He added that Ganguly who has a vast knowledge on all formats of the game is the right choice for the job with his experience.


However Brett Lee said that though Ganguly has been in every situation possible and has the experience required for a coach, the right balance is required to be good coach. He added if Ganguly has the right amount of hunger to give India the success that has somewhat eluded him, that he will become a great coach and take the team to new heights.

The 38 year old felt that Ganguly has to replicate the motto of Trevor Bayliss who believes in giving the players natural roles in the team. Lee said that if Ganguly is able to give the confidence needed to the young players to perform their roles, that he would be doing a good job.

Ganguly who has represented India in 113 Tests and 311 ODIs has scored 18,575 runs in all formats and at the age of 42 seems to be the right man for the job.

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