Former Zimbabwe player Andy Flower will be seen coaching Delhi Bulls in the upcoming T10 league, which is set to begin on November 19. Flower brings a plethora of coaching experience under his belt. He has coached England men’s team for 12 years in different capacities. Under his tenure, the Three Lions became a force to reckon in all three formats of the game.
Along with the England men's team, the former Zimbabwe wicketkeeper-batter also coached Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and St Lucia Zouks in Caribbean Premier League (CPL). And now, he will bring his humungous amount of coaching knowledge in T10 format for Delhi Bulls. In cricket's shortest format, where the game moves at a rapid pace, there is a minimum scope of errors and comebacks are even tougher.
Flower was asked about the different strategies he will bring to the table in the T10 format. The Bulls coach feels the basics of the game remain the same but admitted the role of captain is more crucial.
“The basics are essentially the same for all formats,” Flower said, adding that the speed at which events happen is much faster. “That makes the captain’s role more critical, and players too will have to think on their feet. Lots of tweaking of strategies are also done in the dugout,” he said.
Bulls are being led by West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo. The 37-year-old played his last T20I game for the team during the 20-20 World Cup. With no pressure of cricketing commitments, Bravo will look to enjoy himself and play more freely. The team also has a nice bunch of youth and experience in the squad. Bulls will play the first match against Northern Warriors on Friday, November 19 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.