Head Coach Applicant Robin Singh Reveals Why Indian Coaching Need To Change Now
Former Indian cricketer and fielding coach Robin Singh wants to take India’s head coaching challenge. He feels that a change can bring a better result for the Indian national cricket team.
According to media reports, Robin Singh has applied for India’s head coaching job. The 55-year-old has vast experiences in the coaching role. In the last 15 years, he has successfully coached various teams in different positions. Some of his trained teams are India U19, Hong Kong national cricket team, India A, Indian national cricket team, Deccan Chargers, Mumbai Indians, the United States women’s cricket team etc.
From 2007 to 2009, Robin Singh was the fielding coach of the Indian national cricket team.
Since 2010, Robin is one of the crucial coaching staffs for the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Mumbai Indians (MI). He joined this team as the head coach, and currently, he is playing the batting coach role.
Apart from coaching the foreign teams, Robin has also trained some foreign league teams. He coached in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL), Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Hong Kong T20 Blitz, T10 league etc.
Now is the time to prepare for the 2023 World Cup – Robin Singh
Talking about the present Indian national cricket team, Robin has pointed out India’s recent unsuccessful results in the knockout stages of the ICC tournaments. He feels that it is the best time to start the preparation for the next Cricket World Cup (2023). Robin believes that a change can be useful for this Indian team.
Robin told according to India Today, “Under the current coach, India has lost in the semifinals of two successive ODI World Cups, and in the last four stage of the World Twenty20 championship as well. Now is the time to prepare for the 2023 World Cup and a change could be good for the side.”
The experienced coach brought out a strategy which India should follow in the 2019 CWC semi-final
In the recently concluded 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, India mostly dominated in the round-robin stage. The two-time CWC champions India qualified for the semi-final after finishing as the table-topper.
In the first semi-final of the 2019 CWC, India faced the fourth-placed team New Zealand. After the Indian top-orders faced massive batting collapse in the initial period of the chasing, India suffered an 18-run defeat in that rain-interrupted semi-final.
Talking about that match, Robin said, “You got to transport yourself mentally into the game, put yourself in situations that the team and the players face, be a part of the moves, get into the players’ mind. You can do this, only if you understand the game technically.
“With the ball moving around and India losing Rohit Sharma early, I would have held back Virat Kohli to the No. 4 slot. For that game, I would have picked another top-order batsman, Mayank Agarwal, at No. 3. M.S. Dhoni would have been No. 5 and he would have got more time. Kohli and Dhoni could have batted together. Then, we could have had the three power hitters, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja coming in.”
Since 2013 ICC Champions Trophy victory, India hasn’t won any ICC tournament yet.
Robin Singh played for India from 1989 to 2001. He played only Test and 136 ODIs where he scored 27 and 2,336 runs respectively. As a right-arm medium-fast bowler, Robin also took 69 ODI wickets.
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