Stuart Law open to India coaching offer
The BCCI is looking for a new coach and former Australian player Stuart Law has thrown his hat in the ring.
Law, the assistant coach of the Australia ‘A’ side, said: “I would love to work with some of the greatest players in the world. I have spent quite a bit of time in the subcontinent and I know the conditions. So if anyone knocks on my door, I would be extremely happy to sit down and listen to the offer,” Stuart said on Thursday.
The 46-year-old had coached Sri Lanka after the 2011 World Cup and then took up the Bangladesh job. He was also in charge of the Bangladesh team that made the Asia Cup final at home in 2012, los ing to Pakistan.
Law said that India will start as favourites in the threeTest series against his former employers Sri Lanka. “Sri Lanka are going through a rebuilding phase. So the youngsters will be eager to prove themselves. And it is always tough to beat Sri Lanka in their backyard. India, on the other hand, had not played well against Bangladesh in the recent one day series. They have got a point to prove as well. But I think India have got a fair chance to win the series.”
The Test series will also be Virat Kohli’s first full-fledged series as Test captain. Law feels Kohli’s aggressive captaincy might make the difference. “India have a new leader in Kohli. He had led India beautifully in Australia.”