09/01/2009

Who will coach England?

Andrew Strauss batting against Bangladesh at LordsImage via Wikipedia Now that the irreconcilable differences between Pietersen and Peter Moores culminated in both men losing their jobs, ECB has a job on their hands. Thankfully, the availability of Andrew Strauss as a replacement for Pietersen has lessened their burden to some extent.

However, the replacement for Peter Moores is tricky, so much so a joke doing the rounds is Pietersen approached Shane Warne who appears to be cricket’s ‘Mr. Fix It’, to take over from Moores. (Warne has stoutly denied any such intention).Warne did not stop with denying his interest. He has in turn recommended Darren Lehmann for the job.

Unsurprisingly, Western Australia's coach Tom Moody appears to have thrown his hat in the ring. He admits to his interest in becoming England’s coach. Between the two Australians vying for the post, Moody’s chances appear stronger as David Gower, Ian Botham, David Lloyd and Jonathan Agnew have all backed his candidature.

To the ECB, more than the question of whom, identifying the right person before the West Indies tour slated to begin in a fortnight will be a hard task.

Will they appoint an interim coach or a full –time coach by then, is the question.

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Anonymous scorpicity said...

Things don't change much for the fact that the role of the coach is overstated. They could very well go on for a while without one.

I thought the ECB handled it quite well... I things KP was saying to the media was lame, especially the ones related to the chennai test match.

Either way it is a welcome change in these parts to watch other folks in-fighting troubles.

09/01/2009, 18:41  
Blogger Ottayan said...

I was thinking the same Scorpi. Panesar has just come out saying he felt there was change when he joined the team in India.

As you said,great to watch in-fighting among others.

09/01/2009, 19:32  
Blogger Ravindran said...

This is the only the beginning of the end of Pietersen and his antics.They gave him the snub he deserved.Expect more stories regarding their two tests in India.

09/01/2009, 19:37  
Blogger Ottayan said...

R,

I agree a lot more skeletons will tumble out of the cupboard.

09/01/2009, 20:06  
Blogger Naked Cricket said...

A Flower for coach. Will reverse fortunes.

10/01/2009, 02:31  
Blogger Ottayan said...

NC,

A rose by any other name will smell as sweet.:)

10/01/2009, 07:45  
Blogger Ravindran said...

Flower also may not have bloomed in Piets garden if reports were true. When did he become an expert in handling spin.

12/01/2009, 07:13  
Blogger Ottayan said...

R,

Flower bloomed once against Kumble and party. That made his reputation.

12/01/2009, 10:14  

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