Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian captain, said he could not currently apply for India’s coaching job, but hoped to finish that job sometime in the future.
The Cricket Advisory Committee is currently deciding on the next Indian head coach and considering a number of candidates, including Ravi Shastri, who holds the role. Ganguly was part of the committee that coached Shastri in 2017, and when asked if he was considering being a coach himself, he did not deny it.
“I’m definitely interested, but not yet,” he told Press Trust of India. “Let go of another phase, then I’ll throw my name into the fight, I’m currently connected to too many things – IPL, Cricket Association of Bengal, TV commentary – Let me finish this, but I’ll shut it up definitely do it. ” put my [name in the] hat someday, provided I am selected. But in any case, I am interested. Not now, but in the future. “
Ganguly is not sure who the next coach should be and suggested that the team should focus more on their tour of the West Indies as the opposition can be strong on their day. “West Indies in West Indies will be much stronger,” he said.
“T20 is their preferred format, they like to play T20 and are the current [T20 Men’s World Cup], and the two games in Florida will be tough games.
“Test matches will also be difficult as they have played very well against England, it will not be a simple West Indian tour like five years ago, India is challenged and there are many young players in the team.”
India has many young players in the squad for the Caribbean Tour, especially in the limited round of the series, and Ganguly, who captained India in 195 caps, said it was important for the young players to be embedded by the time of the ICC T20 The Men’s Cricket World Cup 2020 in Australia is upon us.
“As I said, you want these young players to get constant opportunities,” he said. “They keep saying horses for classes, but I think you do not judge a horse if you want to keep them on track, consistency is important for rhythm and self-confidence.”