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India need to execute their plans against Bangla: McGrath

India need to execute their plans against Bangla: McGrath
“There is only one test and they need to play like any other test. When you play in a test series you think about the next test. You do not think about the second or third test here,” McGrath said.

“They (Indians) must have prepared themselves for the single test and they need to execute their plans. It is just another test match,” said McGrath who is currently the coaching director of the MRF Pace Foundation here.

The Bangladesh tour, which also features three ODIs, will see Ravi Shastri once again donning the role of Team Director.

The former India captain has said India doesn’t need a head coach now and he might fill up the role if needed.

Asked to define the role of a chief coach and a team director, McGrath said: “I do not know what Ravi is doing is different to what a team coach will do. I do not know what the job description is for Ravi. If he is not, then I do not know again.”

Talking about the ongoing series of Australia and England against the West Indies and New Zealand respectively, he said: “I think the way the Australians are playing they can win 10-0. If England want to be competitive, they have to really lift themselves.”

On his objectives for MRF Academy, McGrath said: “For me personally, we are only giving the facility for the spinners to use and they have their own spin coach here and he is working with them.

“Troy Cooley (Australia’s National Cricket Centre head coach) has brought in fast bowlers for training at the Academy. In order to have few games <g data-gr-id="45">here</g> he has brought <g data-gr-id="44">couple</g> of batsmen and bowlers including spinners here.

“I will work with the boys of the Academy and the junior fast bowlers from Australia and BCCI is sending <g data-gr-id="42">couple</g> of boys for training here till June 20. We still focus on the fast bowlers. I cannot teach on how to play against spin.” 


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