Should john wright be brought back for indian cricket team?

@alienstar (5140)
India
February 14, 2007 4:24am CST
We al can weigh Greg Chappel's coaching results and it is certain that indian cricket team is moving downwards now and not only that some players also are struggling to get into terms with the present indian cricket coach Greg Chapell and do you think that John Wright can make a difference here if re-appointed as indian cricket coach?
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@hiveenu (521)
• India
14 Feb 07
No, I wish to highlight the following. 1. Greg helped pathan become an allrounder by promoting him to 1 down in batting. If pathan lost his pace and precision, it can't be chappel's fault. 2. By boldly showing the door for seniors who were not performing to potential, like ganguly and zaheer khan, he had made them pull up their socks and give their best to the team as we are seeing now. 3. May be first time in history we are having pace bowlers who can bowl around 135 to 145 km/hour consistently like munaf, VRV singh due to chappel's insistence on finding fast bowlers who could make batsmen hurry. 4. By experimenting, we have discovered cricketers like karthik and uthappa, who are getting international chances consistently and performing. Especially, it is heartening to see the talented dinesh karthik finding a place in the team as a batsman. 5. I can say confidently that the indian team is more aggressive now than before but even now, they should become better in this aspect. 6. Barring 1 or 2, the fielding has considerably improved under chappel, especially catching. 7. I feel the contributions of chappel are predominantly long term and this is too early to assess him. 8. The only thing I am disappointed with him is in the selection of sehwag, but as newspapers reported, dravid was the man behind the decision, not chappel. In conclusion, I feel that if the board or captain don't intervene, chappel should be able to do a better job than now. It is because, he is from australia, where there is a conscientious, healty, performance oriented open debate before the national squad is chosen. Personal preferences don't take anyone anywhere there. He is from THAT system, remember, and I duly believe that he is capable of improving team india better in the days to come without succumbing to the usual whims and fantasies of personal gain. Thanks.
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@alienstar (5140)
• India
14 Feb 07
According to you, Greg has done evrything right...isn't it? then why do you think india is failing ? experimentation of Greg doesn't seem to end at all and it doesn't make any sense that a coach should be given more time than 2 years to make any team better performing....isn't it? maybe, i can agree to one or two points of yours but not all as the results are all there in front of you now....now, the world cup is approaching and even if we our india to do well and win the cup, it won't happen as Greg is still the coach... Anyway's, thanks for responding
@hiveenu (521)
• India
14 Feb 07
Hi, I don't think india is failing. We are chasing better nowadays, holding a world record in that. We have won an away test series in the caribbean after decades, nearly won the series in south africa and most of the players are in good form for the present world cup. If you remember, our indian team in the previous world cup could not bat out 50 overs against holland in the prelims, getting all out. That same team went on to the finals beating every other better team as the world cup progressed. When compared, I think the present team is in a significantly better position in terms of talent and resources prior to the world cup.
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@hiveenu (521)
• India
14 Feb 07
And the reason I'm supporting chappel is that he seems to have earned the wrath of the entire nation for boldly taking some radical decisions and remaining outspoken in his views regarding indian cricket and team india in general. All the previous coaches remained incognito whereby even when the team failed, nobody pointed their fingers at them but only at the players. But since chappel is candid and open, we have chosen to critise him for the team's shortcomings but praise the team members and forget to credit him if the team does well. Kindly give it a thought and you will understand. Thanks.
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@adnanmd2 (831)
14 Feb 07
I think John wright and Greg Chappell..both of them are really good coaches but i would prefer john wright
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@alienstar (5140)
• India
15 Feb 07
Greg Chapell was certainly a great player during his playing day's but certainly not a great coacha s John Wright under whom india was playing like a unit and just look at ganguly's record as acaptaina nd i don't think any controversy irupted under Wright's term like Chapell and chapell seems to get involved in most of the controversies now.... Thanks for your response