Barry Richards SL's batting coach for England tour

Barry Richards SL's batting coach for England tour

Post by Larry de Silv » Mon, 22 Apr 2002 21:14:53


Barry Richards SL's batting coach for England tour

http://in.sports.yahoo.com/020420/57/1m4cl.html

Former South African opener Barry Richards has been roped in by Sri Lanka as
batting coach for its tour of England beginning next week, a Cricket Board
official said.

Richards, 52, is a familiar figure in cricketing circles here, having had an
earlier stint as batting coach in 1998, just before Sri Lanka toured South
Africa. He also conducted a two-week programme for Sri Lankan batsmen last
year.

Richards will be providing specialised technical assistance in batting,
while former Australian Dave Whatmore will continue to be the national
coach, a Board spokesman said.

Respected as one of the most gifted batsmen the game has known, Richards
could play in only four Tests before his country was isolated from world
sport due to its apartheid policy. But even in those four Tests, he scored
two centuries to aggregate 508 at a stupendous average of 72.57. He,
however, moved to England and Australia and in a span of two decades scored
28,358 runs in first class cricket including 80 centuries.

Sri Lanka frequently brings in overseas experts for coaching and technical
consultancy. Former Western Australia and Kent coach Darryl Foster, who has
been associated with development efforts in Sri Lankan cricket in the past,
is another potential overseas consultant in the bowling department.

The Sri Lankan team leaves for England on April 21 for a three-Test series
beginning on April 26.

 
 
 

Barry Richards SL's batting coach for England tour

Post by Craig Sutto » Mon, 22 Apr 2002 21:40:58



Quote:
> Barry Richards SL's batting coach for England tour

When I read the cricinfo headline it read like he had been picked to play
for Sri Lanka, I thought cripes he's a bit old but might do ok!

 
 
 

Barry Richards SL's batting coach for England tour

Post by Larry de Silv » Mon, 22 Apr 2002 21:56:42


Quote:



> > Barry Richards SL's batting coach for England tour

> When I read the cricinfo headline it read like he had been picked to play
> for Sri Lanka, I thought cripes he's a bit old but might do ok!

He would have done better at the Sharjar Final than some other SL batting
duds!!

Larrikin

 
 
 

Barry Richards SL's batting coach for England tour

Post by Rod Princ » Tue, 23 Apr 2002 18:47:18


Quote:
> When I read the cricinfo headline it read like he had been picked to play
> for Sri Lanka, I thought cripes he's a bit old but might do ok!

LOL!

Cheers,
Rod.