The Telegraph
Wednesday , May 7 , 2014
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‘India have talent to do well in England’

New Delhi: Former India coach Gary Kirsten is confident that India would perform well when they tour England later this year.

“Well, it has been three years since I coached the team,” said Kirsten, currently at the helm of the Delhi DareDevils in IPL VII. “India have a good squad. It is always tough in away tours, but I know they will try their best to make a mark. I am sure it will be an entertaining series on seaming English wickets,” Kirsten said during a promotional.

Asked whether India would be able cope up with the seaming tracks in England, Kirsten said: “There is no reason why India can’t play good cricket there. They have the talent to do well in England.”

Asked what is the difference between coaching a national side and a franchise team, the South African said: “It was a massive privilege to coach India. It turned out to be a great opportunity. But the IPL is also a fantastic tournament.”

Kirsten then laughed and said that since IPL is for eight weeks, he gets to spend more time with his family.

The DareDevils have not fared well yet in this season, winning only two of their seven games with death bowling being the cause of their loss on a number of occasions.

“It is very tough bowling at the back end of the game. Every team has gone for a lot of runs. It is not an easy task. We are grooming some young bowlers,” said Kirsten.