Gujarat Bureau: “Baroda has done well in the white ball tournaments but they haven’t qualified for the knock-outs of the red ball tourney for the last few seasons. I want to see them perform well in the Ranji Trophy too,” said former Aussie cricketer Dav Whatmore who has joined the Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) as head coach and mentor.
“All the formats of the cricket are important so the team should perform well in the longer version of the game too. I have already had a word with coaches of all the categories and firstly I want to focus on improving the mental strength of the boys,” Whatmore told NewsX360
Impressed with the fitness of the Baroda boys, Whatmore said that being mentally and physically strong helps in performing for a longer period of time. Though he refused to comment on the immediate steps he wants to take as the head coach, Whatmore did say that having 30 to 35 players in the pool for senior teams is too much.