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Old December 7, 2012, 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by jeesh
Not much contribution as a bowling coach like you said. But the players seem to do well under him, more motivated, more confident. You could see the same effect during Asia Cup where SJ was an integral part of the coaching staff. Sometimes this is the best thing a head coach could bring to the table. The late Eddie Barlow was loved by players, administrators not because he brought in more technical competence than Greenidge or Whatmore. What separated him from the rest was his ability to instill self confidence, belief. He was a terrific motivator. What works best-a motivator or a task master? Very debatable, and hard to pintpoint the correct recipe for success. Whatever SJ is doing seems to be working and was evident in the tests and first 3 ODI's. Yes we have made the same old mistakes, but gradually with experience we should be able to overcome these.

Another thing to keep in mind. National team isnt the place to learn the basics. It should be more about tactics, match preparation etc. If we expect NT coaches to do the whole cricketing education we will always end up dissapointed. Thats why we have the A Team, HP and Under 19. We would be much better off with tougher coaches in these setups, so that the players which filter through to the NT are well groomed and disciplined. At the moment we have the perfect person in RM
Perhaps you are right, but I think the recent good performance in ODIs at home happened because of the overall improvement in our batting and spin department. Jurgensen is just at the right place at the right time and now being credited for our good performance.
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