Davenell Whatmore joined Baroda Cricket Association as the head coach of senior team
Davenell Whatmore finally joined the Baroda Cricket Association and keen to identify the best talent in the team and win matches.
Davenell Whatmore finally joined the Baroda Cricket Association and keen to identify the best talent in the team and win matches. He also gave indication about a Baroda Premiere League between the strict schedule of tournaments to identify the players fit best.
He said, his role is to primarily work with the senior team but will also give assistance to the other levels and women team. He is working on to improve performance of the players and atleast maintain the same in limited over cricket. He said good winning performance is what he is targeting and better to stack up some wins is in his list for the team. He also added that target area is to make group of boys keen to play with each other and win for Baroda.
Informing that coaching is important for playing games and matches as it help them in identifying talent in district and other areas. Finally he advised the players to be technically sound, understand value of strong mental approach and most importantly enjoy the game.
He was a right-handed batsman, and played seven Test matches for Australia in 1979, and one One Day International in 1980. He was a part of the Australian squad in 1979 World Cup. At first-class level, he scored over 6,000 runs for Victoria.
Whatmore has coached several national cricket teams including the Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Zimbabwe and Nepal. He was the Head coach of Sri Lanka when they won the Cricket World Cup in 1996. From 2003 to 2007, he had been coaching Bangladesh and under his coaching the team enjoyed relative success.
He was the coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders team from 2010 to 2011. Dav Whatmore was also appointed as the head coach by Kerala Cricket Association for 201 7—18 season when Kerala's men's cricket team reached the quarter-final of Ranji Trophy for the first time.