Gary Kirsten

Former South Africa player Gary Kirsten has shown interest to become England’s in the future. However, he wouldn’t commit to all formats and wants the boards to think about the idea of split coaching. He led India to the 2011 World Cup title as a coach and has coached South Africa from 2011 to 2013

Although he hasn’t been a part of any national team since 2013, the veteran has worked with several T20 franchises across the globe. Gary Kirsten has previously applied for the job of the head coach of England but lost the race to Chris Silverwood.

“Listen, it [the England job] is always a consideration because it’s a tremendous honour,” Kirsten told the i newspaper.

“I’ve walked this journey twice now and I’ve always made it clear that I would never commit to doing all formats. And when international cricket boards get their head around the fact that they need to split coaching roles, then it becomes a consideration.

“Working with a Test side, or working with an ODI side is great. Listen, the England ODI side is set-up, you’re the best ODI side in the world at the moment. It’s a project that has been well-thought-out. You’ve got consistency in the players that have been picked,” he stated.

“Your Test side has battled for a while but it would be a really lovely project to get that going. I think it’s a great project for someone to come in and take that Test side on,” Gary Kirsten added.

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