It’s time to embrace split-coaching, Darren Lehman says cricket news

It’s time to embrace split-coaching, Darren Lehman says cricket news

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London: Split-coaching is the way forward for Indian cricket and the rest of the world as it is becoming increasingly difficult to balance work and family, former Australia coach Darren Lehmann believes.

Lehman said that dividing the responsibilities format-wise should increase the longevity of coaches.

Speaking with former England World Cup winning coach Trevor Bellis on the BBC’s ‘Tuffers and Vaughn Show’, Lehman said that staying away from family for more than half a year is a lot of pressure on a coach.

Lehman said, “I think the split coach is the way to go here as well as India. You can only be away 200 days a year. It’s too much for the family and too much pressure on the single coach.” ”

He said, “I think you have to play different roles to get longevity from your coaches.”

Earlier this month, former England captain Nasir Hussain expressed similar views, stating that “maybe two different coaches would be the right path to go to India”.

Lehman, 50, suggested dividing responsibilities based on formats.

Lehman said, “It could be white ball or red ball cricket. You have to see how it works. I’m seeing that he’s developing and maybe he starts talking to the players on the field on stage Give.”

Asked who among the current players could become a good coach, Bayliss chose England white ball captain Eoin Morgan while Lehman chose compatriot and Sunrisers Hydrabad assistant coach Brad Haddin.

“Morgs is a deep thinker. He certainly has received the player’s respect and as a coach. And as a coach you definitely need to get over that,” Bayliss said.

“What he has done for the white-ball team over the last five years is outstanding. I’m sure he will do very well if he wants to go into it,” he said.

Lehman said, “I’ll go with Brad Haddin, who has been a goldsmith. Trevor took him to the IPL. He loves the game and I think he will do very well.”

Baylis, who had coached for Sri Lanka before leading England to their first ODI World Cup last summer, said he would not become an international coach again.

He said, “12 months a year I lived far away from the family and only took a toll after a while.”

He said, “I have taken my turn and I hope someone else can be lucky for me.”


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