5 cricketers who can be a selector for Team India

5 cricketers who can be a selector for Team India

These brains coordinate with the captain, support staff at times and assure that everything falls in place.

VVS Laxman
VVS Laxman. (Photo Source: CricTracker)

It is not just the players who are behind any team’s success. Right from the support staff to several other persons, they all ensure the efficient running of a team. Amongst these several other persons are the selectors whose contributions generally go unnoticed. Scouting the right kind of talent, ensuring the balance in a squad, covering up several bases – they do it all.

Usually, successful teams have an efficient selection committee working behind the scenes day in and day out. These brains coordinate with the captain, support staff at times and assure that everything falls in place. While the current selection committee spearheaded by MSK Prasad has done a wonderful job, there are a few other former cricketers as well who are ready to take up the role of a selector at any point in time. These are some of the most wonderful brains in the sport and can do a fabulous job if given the opportunity.

Here are five players who can be a selector for Team India:

1. Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Who better than Anil Kumble for an administrative role in Indian cricket? Ever since his retirement, the former leg-spinner has served the sport in various capacities. He is a great analyst and thinker of the game. Moreover, he is someone who can instill great amounts of confidence in a player.

For instance, there was a situation when he was the captain of the team when he gave assurance to Virender Sehwag that he’d be a part of the squad for the next two series irrespective of the way he plays. As a youngster, no other cricketer would get any bigger assurance and morale boost than events like these. It drives them to perform better for the team without taking any additional pressure.

Anil Kumble identifies the talent really well. Furthermore, he has worked as the Head Coach of this team not so long ago and knows the players quite well. With him being a selector, India might even unearth some of the best and just the thought of him being in the role in quite exciting.