Former India cricketer Atul Wassan stated on Friday that his country needed to hire the best people in order to prepare for the Twenty20 World Cup, and that someone like AB de Villiers would have been perfect for the job. Atul Wassan also advocated for the need to have a completely different coaching staff for the shortest format of the game.
Alex Hales and Jos Buttler dismantled the Indian attack with consummate ease during the semifinal on Thursday. As a result, England advanced to the final and will play Pakistan at the MCG on Sunday.
Wassan stated that in order to properly train the players in the slam-bang method, specialised coaching staff is required.
There is no way that we can use the same coaching staff for both the Twenty20 and the Test match. You make sure to get the very finest for the T20 format. Why didn’t we get AB de Villers on board as a coach for the Twenty20 World Cup? He may have been a greater leader for the team.
According to what Wassan told PTI, “He may tell the guys a little bit about manufacturing the shots.”
“This game has demonstrated to you, again and over again, that you require a different breed. In 2007, we didn’t have many stars on our squad; instead, it was made up of young players who were allowed to play freely and ended up winning the championship.
We are placing an excessive amount of faith in our more well-known brands to produce on a consistent basis. Wassan, who represented India in four tests and nine one-day internationals, believes that the idea that excelling in the Indian Premier League (IPL) will guarantee success in international cricket is incorrect.
We also made the mistake of believing that the experience we gained playing in the Indian Premier League would help us win the World Cup. He stated that all India is doing is failing to perform well in crucial moments in crucial matches.
The expert, who is now 54 years old and works in the field, is of the opinion that India should select only the players who are the best fit for the T20 format.
“We have five players who have previously captained the team, and eight other players who are experienced in the Test format. How come we can’t locate another group of players for the T20 tournament? You simply cannot use the same players in both games.
Simply due to the fact that they are well-known artists, you (the selectors) are playing their music. “I believe that we need to press the button again,” he stated.
“The age factor is definitely a concern with Rohit Sharma. He appears lethargic. There is also the baggage that comes along with stardom. From this point forward, it is high time that we start making plans for the next world cup. In the world of international cricket, we have assumed the role of the new chokers.
“The team needs to adopt a different mentality and strategy in order to perform well in the T20 format.”