Makhaya Ntini is a little bit annoyed that most of the nations don’t opt for their main players
Makhaya Ntini is a little bit annoyed that most of the nations don’t opt for their main players to play the series against Zimbabwe and it’s mostly a group of the newly emerging players which they send.
The Reds coach wants to make every Cricket board realize that experimentation can lead to defeats in Zimbabwe and thus, has vowed to thrash the team that has come from the BCCI’s side for the One Day internationals and the Twenty 20s.
It’s only weeks back that Ntini was added to the Zimbabwe set up as a bowling consultant and he has had a promotion in the job rather quickly as he is now heading the coaching staff of the national team with Dave Whatmore getting thrown out.
Ntini though, being from the African continent himself, would know the Zimbabwean culture well and the promotion of him is not completely shocking.
The initial statements of the Ex-South Africa bowler already suggest that he would coach the same way he played and that is with aggression.
Whatever he said in the media interaction on Friday evening pretty much suited to the personality he was when he had the ball in his hands. He was as aggressive as anyone else.
And, that feistiness and that competitiveness which was in him at that time have not gone anywhere and he is coming at the opposition as a coach too.
However, the 41-year old would probably have to eat his words as even this second level Indian XI which is in Harare at the moment is likely to be good enough for Zimbabwe and the hosts might even be whitewashed.
But, if the positivity and audacity of Ntini rub off onto the Zimbabwean players, it would change them as a team in the long run.