Anil Kumble now participates for a number of red-ball and white-ball teams after India was eliminated from the T20 World Cup. -‘Need specialists’. India’s presence in the T20 World Cup came to an end after their semifinal loss to England.
Former Indian head coach Anil Kumble thinks his country needs distinct squads for the white ball and red ball formats after India’s painful loss to England in the T20 World Cup quarterfinals. Due to their expertise, India chose to open the game with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, but the choice ultimately backfired.
England underwent a significant transformation following their elimination from the 2015 World Cup, and their success in the 2019 World Cup and the T20 World Cup in 2022 has greatly benefited them. They have distinct teams for various forms, and the tactic has been successful. Kumble was the most recent person to add his voice to the chorus of those who have advised India to approach the game similarly.
Anil Kumble said – “You need to invest in a lot of all-rounders”
Kumble stated that going ahead, T20 specialists should be favoured and provided examples of how England and Australia deploy all-rounders.
“Definitely, you need separate teams. You need, certainly, T20 specialists,”Kumble quoted.
“I think what this English team has shown and even the last (T20) World Cup champions Australia have shown is that you need to invest in a lot of all-rounders.”
“Look at the batting order. Today, Liam Livingstone is batting at No. 7. No other team has a No. 7 of the quality of Livingstone. (Marcus) Stoinis walks in at No. 6 (for Australia). That’s the kind of team you have to build. That’s something that you need to invest in.”He said.
“I’m not really sure whether you need a different captain or a different coach. It all depends on what team you are going to pick and then choose how you want to build the support and the leadership around it,”He added.