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Separate squads for different formats; Kumble calls for change

Anil Kumble

New Delhi: Former Indian captain and coach Anil Kumble has called for separate teams for different cricketing formats as a way forward for the country in international cricket. It was England's roaring success in ODIs and T20Is that ignited the debate for different teams and coaches in white and red ball cricket.

"Definitely, you need separate teams. You need certainly T20 specialists. I think what this English team has shown and even the last (T20) World Cup champions Australia have shown is that you need to invest in a lot of all-rounders," said the veteran Indian spin specialist.

"Liam Livingstone is batting at No. 7. No other team has a No. 7 of the quality of Livingstone. (Marcus) Stoinis walks in at No. 6 (for Australia). That's the kind of team you have to build. That's something that you need to invest in. I'm not really sure whether you need a different captain or a different coach. It all depends on what team you are going to pick and then choose how you want to build the support and the leadership around it," he said.

Meanwhile, Former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody pointed out that splitting coaches should be seriously considered by international teams. As England have Brendon McCullum as their Test coach and Matthew Mott as their white-ball coach.

"I think there is no doubt that moving forward, whether it be player or support management, there needs to be a serious look into that separation," Moody Said.


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TAGS:Anil Kumble ODI T20 Tom Moody 
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