Team India undoubtedly is one of the best in the business today, but where are we heading? The all rounder slot has always been something of an enigma with no one player making that role his own. Kapil Dev was one of the finest all rounders to have played for India but after that the list doesn’t look very fascinating. Here we analyse the problems with the ‘all rounder’ slot and as to why team India does not have an all rounder.
A young and zealous team is all set to embark on a successful and perhaps historic journey but with a feather missing in their hat, an all-rounder.
To be very specific, a bowler who can win matches with the bat as well.
Let us try and explore some of the key reasons.
5) Management Support. Where art thou?
Shane Watson came in the Australian side a as a bowler and a decent lower order batsman (much like Stuart Binny). The team recognised that his batting had the metal too and thus he was promoted up the order to even open the innings on certain occasions.
The result! He became one of the best all-rounders ever.
Team India till now has been very uncertain about Binny. He has been given chances in bits and pieces. The management needs to understand that an all-rounder won’t be served on a platter. All-rounders are manufactured and not found ready made.