Gary Kirsten says “many IPL owners employ new coaches and change squads” in the Indian Premier League. Former Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore coach Gary Kirsten. He has given his opinion on wholesome changes to squads in the IPL 2021.
Gary Kirsten said that many IPL owners usually hire new coaches and make changes to the squad. Also, in the hope of a quick turnaround in fortunes. According to Kirsten, this strategy pays dividends very rarely and is quite ineffective.
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In an interview with Timesnownews.com, Kirsten speaks up about his experience coaching teams in the IPL. Also, he revealed his observations from his strategies as a coach with the Indian Premier League teams.
“Coaching is very different in the IPL than in any other environment. I’m really enjoying coaching in T20 cricket which requires a different set of skills compared to working with an international team. I think the most successful IPL coaches have been able to create continuity with their playing squad. The relationship between the coach and the owner and the systems they co-create is vital to sustainable success,” Gary Kirsten said.
“I believe too many owners employ new coaches and make big changes to their playing squad in the hope that there will be a quick turnaround of results and then ongoing success. Cricket seldom works likes that, especially with the margins for winning and losing so small in an IPL game,” he added.
Lastly, Gary Kirsten previously coached the Indian cricket team. He was highly successful in that stint. Also, during his title as head coach, India reached the top spot in the ICC Test rankings. And later clinched the 2011 ODI World Cup.