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Former world cup winning coach of Team India in 2011 and former star opener of South Africa  who also briefly coached his home country ,  Gary Kirsten has expressed his interest to coach the current England test  team . 

England’s Test team is struggling badly at the moment.  The team is currently in Australia and is participating in the Ashes series.  However, they are trailing 0-3 after losing all three matches of the series and have lost the Ashes.  The performance of the team has been very poor and in such a situation, Kirsten  wants to help the team.  Kirsten  has said that he is ready to coach the Test team of England, but he does not want to play this role in the limited overs.

 There are reports in the British media that England’s head coach Chris Silverwood’s job is in danger after his poor performance in the Ashes series.  In such a situation, Kirsten has presented his claim for this post.  Kistern had taken both India and South Africa to number-1 in Tests.  He says that it would be an honor to coach the England team.

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 Kirsten has said that he is not interested in coaching England in ODIs and T20s but only in Tests.  He said, “I have come twice for the position of England coach – in 2015 and 2019, and I have always made it clear that I am not ready to coach in all formats.  And when cricket boards around the world understand that they need to share the coaching role, it will become an idea.”

 Kirsten has said that England’s ODI team is fantastic and they are the best team in the world while the Test team is struggling and hence it would be good to work with this team.  The former left-handed batsman said, “England’s ODI team is set.  You have the best ODI team at the moment.  This is a project that has been done well.  The players you choose have consistency done well.  But your Test team has been struggling for some time.  It would be great to work on this project.”

It remains to be seen what will be the next course of action by ECB after the Ashes series is over .

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