Thursday 21 August 2014 

Farokh Engineer On Coaching - Then And Now - Cricket World TV

In the week that India reacted to their Test series defeat to England by shaking up their coaching staff, Lycamobile ambassador Farokh Engineer remembers a time when there were 'no recognised coaches'.

As Ravi Shastri, Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and R Sridhar arrive in England, it is fair to say the advice they will be passing on will be very different to that which Engineer was given during his time as an international cricketer.

Indeed, speaking following the second Test at Lord's, Engineer tells us that when he was in the team, the players had to fend for themselves and learn from their mistakes.

He maintains that this is the best way to learn and wonders what on earth the coaches that are involved in the team these days are doing.

He talks about 'shadow play' and the absence of any recognised or 'qualified' coaches.

Farokh was talking to Alastair Symondson and will continue to cover India's tour of England for Cricket World when the ODIs get underway next week. Win a holiday to India with Lycamobile by clicking here.

© Cricket World 2014

Fixtures & Results

9th-13th July: 1st Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 457 & 391-9 dec. (Binny 78) drew with
England 496 (Root 154no, Anderson 81)
17th-21st July: 2nd Test, Lord's, London
India 295 & 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68) beat
England 319 & 223 (Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs
27th-31st July: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
England 569-7 dec. & 205-4 dec. beat
India 330 & 178 (Ali 6-67) by 266 runs
7th-11th August: 4th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 367 (Root 77, Buttler 70) beat
India 152 & 166 by an innings & 54 runs
15th-19th August: 5th Test, The Kia Oval, London
England 486 (Root 149no, Cook 79) beat
India 148 & 94 by an innings & 244 runs
25th August: 1st ODI, Bristol
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
27th August: 2nd ODI, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
India 304-6 (Raina 100, Woakes 4-52) beat
England 161 (Jadeja 4-28) by 133 runs (D/L)
30th August: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 228-4 (Rayudu 64no) beat
England 227 (Cook 44) by six wickets
2nd September: 4th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
India 212-1 (Rahane 106, Dhawan 97no) beat
England 206 (Moeen Ali 67) by nine wickets
5th September: 5th ODI, Headingley, Leeds
England 294-7 (Root 113, Buttler 49) beat
India 253 (Jadeja 87) by 41 runs
7th September: T20I, Edgbaston, Birmingham
England 180-7 (Morgan 71, Hales 40)
India 177-5 (Kohli 66) by three runs