AB de Villiers would have been a better option as a mentor for the World Cup.

India’s wait to lift the ICC trophy was extended after England eliminated the team in the ICC T20 World Cup semi-final.

The Jos Buttler-led team won the game by 10 wickets at the Adelaide Oval to qualify for the final. The European team will face Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 13.

Following India’s exit, several experts have questioned the team management and selection of the players.

Former India pacer Atul Wassan feels the Men in Blue should have different coaches for T20Is and Test cricket like England.

He didn’t say, but the veteran is not in favor of Rahul Dravid coaching the squad in the shortest format of the game.

Instead, he said AB de Villiers would have been a better option as a mentor for the World Cup in Australia as he knows about the slam-bang version, and the players would have learned new shots.

“We can’t have the same coaching staff in T20Is and Test cricket. The mindset has to be different, as the T20 format requires different skills. You should hire the best for the shortest format. AB de Villiers would have been a great choice as a mentor. He can tell the players about the ways of scoring runs,” ” Wassan told PTI.

“This game needs a new breed of players. We depend on big names and think that IPL’s success will translate into the World Cup’s success. India is unable to win knockout matches.”

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