Melbourne: Former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee on Tuesday said former India skipper Sourav Ganguly would do “a great job” if made India’s new head coach.
Following Duncan Fletcher’s departure, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will announce its new coach and revamped support staff prior to the team departing for the tour of Bangladesh on June 7.
“I think he would do a great job because he’s got a great wealth of knowledge behind him with so many games of Test match cricket, one-day cricket and Twenty20 cricket,” Lee was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia (CA).
Lee backed the former left-handed batsman for the coveted role.
“He’s been there and done it all. Will that make him a good coach? I don’t know. If he’s hungry for it, with his wealth of knowledge he could definitely pass it on. Having the right balance as a coach is the most important thing,” he said.
“(Like) people being able to play their natural role, and that all started with Trevor Bayliss. He’s the guy that will allow any player in the team to play their natural role.
“If Sourav Ganguly can give these (Indian) players confidence, I think he’d do a good job if he got it,” the 38-year-old retired fast bowler said.
Ganguly, 42, represented India in 113 Tests and 311 ODIs, scoring 18,575 runs in both formats of the game, spanning over 16 years. He captained the side for almost five years.