Former India and South Africa coach Gary Kirsten has expressed curiosity in teaching England’s Check facet, saying it might be a “pretty mission ” to revive the fortunes of Joe Root and his males.
Present head coach Chris Silverwood’s job hangs in stability as England’s Ashes hopes went up in smoke in 12 days after Australia retained the Urn with an innings and 14-run win in simply two days and a session within the Boxing Day Check earlier this week.
Kirsten had guided India to No.1 within the Check rankings for the primary time in December 2009, simply over a 12 months after taking on. He later achieved the identical feat with South Africa.
“Pay attention, it (the England job) is at all times a consideration as a result of it is a super honour,” Kirsten informed the ‘I Information’.
This isn’t the primary time the South African has expressed curiosity within the job, Kirsten was the frontrunner to turn into England’s coach twice earlier than.
“I’ve walked this journey twice now (when England recruited new coaches in 2015 and 2019) and I’ve at all times made it clear that I might by no means decide to doing all codecs.
“And when worldwide cricket boards get their head round the truth that they should cut up teaching roles, then it turns into a consideration,” he added.
The World Cup-winning coach hailed England’s 50-over arrange as the perfect on the earth however stated the red-ball facet, which has misplaced a file 9 video games in a calendar 12 months in 2021, has lagged behind.
“Working with a Check facet, or working with an ODI facet is nice. Pay attention, the England ODI facet is set-up, you are the perfect ODI facet on the earth in the mean time.
“It is a mission that has been well-thought out. You have bought consistency within the gamers which have been picked.
“Your Check facet has battled for some time however it might be a very pretty mission to get that going.” The 54-year-old feels one format bears the brunt as groups juggle with a number of codecs.
“Curiously, once I completed with India and I joined South Africa, we simply checked out it and stated ‘our precedence must be Check match cricket’. I truly stated to the CEO of Cricket South Africa that I used to be comfortable to only do the Check facet as a result of I felt it must be the No 1 facet on the earth.”
“It had all of the credentials to try this. The problem is that the totally different codecs have the potential to cannibalise groups. You focus an excessive amount of consideration on one format and the opposite format takes the hit. It’s not simple to get every part proper.
“Take a look at Australia, they’re now utilizing loads of gamers throughout the totally different codecs.” Kirsten has avoided teaching a world staff since 2013. He labored with the Welsh Fireplace within the Hundred earlier this 12 months.
“It (England) is an fascinating one. I feel it is an important mission for somebody to return in and take that Check facet on. There’s loads that must be put in place to construct this Check staff out. “