There are few higher captains than Daren Sammy in the case of being the chief of males in T20 cricket. The one skipper to win a number of T20 World Cup titles, Sammy has actually cracked the code to captaincy in one of the crucial aggressive codecs of the sport. Sammy’s success in franchise-based leagues throughout the globe is a mirrored image of consistency which has been fairly tough to realize in T20 cricket.
Main a new-look St Lucia Zouks within the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020, Sammy, in an unique interplay with indiatoday.in, explains what makes Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni stand out from the remaining within the shorter codecs of the sport.
MS Dhoni has been the face of Chennai Tremendous Kings through the years, main the franchise to three IPL titles whereas Rohit Sharma revived Mumbai Indians’ fortunes as quickly as he took over in 2013. There’s been no wanting again since then with four titles and the ‘most profitable IPL captain’ tag within the bag.
Stressing that MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma are comparable in fairly just a few methods, Daren Sammy mentioned each the captains have the flexibility to establish gamers and perceive what they’re able to in the case of delivering in crunch conditions.
“Nicely, you are speaking about in all probability one of many best captains, if not the best captain India have had in MS Dhoni. And if you happen to have a look at Rohit Sharma and Mumbai Indians and what they’ve been capable of do in comparison with RCB who’re all the time stuffed with superstars, one factor is frequent is the flexibility to guide males and put a group of gamers collectively to struggle not only for private accolades however group success turns into extra necessary,” Daren Sammy mentioned.
“Should you have a look at how Dhoni motivates his gamers, how he places them in conditions that he is aware of they’ll deal with, and Rohit is identical. But additionally, you want the personnel to again you and imagine within the methodology to success and also you additionally want the talents.
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“These two groups have had these guys and so they have had the core, with Dhoni and Suresh Raina, from the primary IPL they’ve been there collectively and it is a core unit which the constructed and new guys coming right into a tradition that’s profitable, it is simpler to adapt to that. And through the years, by them taking part in collectively, they collect expertise. ‘
“Final yr, Mumbai received the league due to their expertise with Lasith Malinga and Pollard and all these guys within the dressing room.”
‘If the group tradition is sweet, you set the tone early’
What’s the secret to his success as captain? The St Lucia Zouks captain mentioned he believes half the job is completed whenever you choose a group with people who’re ‘good characters’.
“I feel I’ve the expertise, main males. Additionally, I feel the T20, the extra you simplify the sport and have a technique by which you need to exit and win matches. With that, having the idea and backing the personnel you’ve gotten within the dressing room, for me that has all the time been my energy, my man-management expertise,” Sammy mentioned.
“Tactically, I’m alright as nicely. Firstly, I all the time ask for good characters within the dressing room. Which means there would not be a lot disruption. I’m not saying 16 guys within the group over the course of 6 weeks will not have any misunderstanding, however typically, if the group tradition and group morale is sweet and also you set the tone early, it provides you a greater probability of gelling on the cricket area. Many of the groups I’ve been profitable in, we have now been in a position to do this.”