Alan Donald - next Indian Bowling coach..??
January 5, 2010 10:38am CST
"To some extent it does hurt not having a bowling coach. If u hav a specialist bowling coach,he is always interacting with the bowlers and tries to get best out of them", Dhoni Said on the eve of the team's departure to Bangladesh. It's heard that Alan Donald, former SA fast bowler will be taking up this post. Donald recently worked as a temporary bowling coach for England too. http://cricket.ndtv.com/storypage.aspx?id=SPOEN20100124310 wats ur view?
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5 Jan 10
Alan Donald expressed his keenness in taking up the responsibility. And it is also said that BCCI is in touch with the same. It would be nice to have such a bowler as bowling coach for Indian Team. India needs some real fast bowlers who can keep the pace of 140 plus and accuracy. It is what India lacks always. Especially Indian bowlers need to develop bowling yorkers properly. They try to bowl yorker and end up giving a full toss delivery to the opposition batsman. Pakistan bowlers are really good in removing the tail-end batsmen and Indian bowlers need to develop that habit. If Donald can contribute in the areas which India needs to improve and add some vitality and variety to the bowling attack then that will be a great boon for Indian team. And head coach Kirsten is also from SA and they played together. So that factor will also come in handy. And how would it be if Jonty Rhodes is taken as Fielding Coach? Quite a treat!
6 Jan 10
Wow. Is it? I love this man - Allan Donald. I think, he was the first true fast bowler in the South African squad after they came out of aparthide. I think, he is a thinking fast bowler and I very rarely have seen him being pelted away ball after ball for fours and sixes. Moreover we have another South African in Gary Kirsten as the Indian coach who is already showing good reasults. So, a South African combination for India will work in good stead, I suppose. I think the BCCI should really consider Donald in a serious way as a specialist bowling coach for India. India is in dire need of a good bowling coach as the bowlers, recently, are not performing too good. India is knowing for its batting. But how long can only batting can keep India on the winning side. They do have to improve the bowling as well as the fielding. Fiedling too has not shown much of an improvment as runs are easily conceeded and fielders very rarely hit the stump directly.
5 Jan 10
Yes, his name is being touted alongwith Shaun Pollock. I think the Indian board is impressed with Donald's work with Sreesanth in the English County and are sounding him off. He has also expressed desire to work with India along with ex-team mate Gary Kirstein. I think it would be a good move for the Indian quicks especially youngsters like Ishaant and Sudip Tyagi. Cheers! Ram