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Captaincy tenure should be capped at 8 years

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To account for form, changes in cricketing ideas/strategies, concentration of power, staleness, and so on max tenure for a captain should be capped at 8 years.
 

2 years provisional on performance 

2 years confirmed but no guarantees of an extension 

2 years extension if the performance and form are within acceptable range

2 years final extension if performances are brilliant and the player still has a shelf life 


If a captain is unable to maintain his batting/bowling form, he can be removed from the team (v where first he is removed from captaincy, then the team, and so on)

 

If experienced specialists are available for tests (Tim Paine for e.g.) and LOIs (Morgan for e.g.)  split captaincy should be considered to manage the workload, format specific strategies, etc.. better 


In the 3rd or 4th stage, the grooming for next captain (or captains if split captaincy) should ideally begin by promoting these guys to VC 
 

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This is all too rigid and unnecessary in a sport. What would you do when a captain wants to quit in middle of series? what if your captain coerces junior player to rub sand paper on balls and gets banned for an year? do they impeach him? what if there is no icc tourney in his first two years and then there are two in his next two?

 

we don't have to re-invent the wheel here, selecting a captain already has lot of history and precedents. lets just use that knowledge

 

select a player who is a.) respected by his team mates b.) automatic selection into the team c.) competent enough to implement the strategies discussed in the dressing room, on field. 

Being marketable for broadcasters and being a fan fav could be a bonus qualification if all the above boxes are ticked.

 

Just have proper checks and balances in place such that no single person can control everything. Define the roles of selector-coach-captain properly and delegate them appropriate powers

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4 minutes ago, Serpico said:

This is all too rigid and unnecessary in a sport. What would you do when a captain wants to quit in middle of series? what if your captain coerces junior player to rub sand paper on balls and gets banned for an year? do they impeach him? what if there is no icc tourney in his first two years and then there are two in his next two?

 

The discussion is on max tenure (not minimum) under normal circumstances. As mentioned  in the OP - "If a captain is unable to maintain his batting/bowling form, he can be removed from the team (v where first he is removed from captaincy, then the team, and so on)" 

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2 hours ago, Khota said:

Captaincy should be rotated. Every match should have different captain.


that’s not feasible.
 

Here is a simple rule 101 for picking  a captain

 

First you pick your best X1

 

Among them you chose the best guy to lead the side who handles pressure well, is a good man manager and doesn’t have the baggage of his own poor form. If he is capable strategically it’s a bonus. Strategy is left to coaches where as quick thinking on the feet under pressure should be left to captains.

 

Don’t  need to over complicate things.

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2 hours ago, maniac said:


that’s not feasible.
 

Here is a simple rule 101 for picking  a captain

 

First you pick your best X1

 

Among them you chose the best guy to lead the side who handles pressure well, is a good man manager and doesn’t have the baggage of his own poor form. If he is capable strategically it’s a bonus. Strategy is left to coaches where as quick thinking on the feet under pressure should be left to captains.

 

Don’t  need to over complicate things.

IPL shows that there is nothing special about Kohli. Half a dozen can do better job.

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11 hours ago, Khota said:

 

I agree but not sure if you are serious or not.

Lol.. I am serious. A team wins or looses. Selection has impact, players playing skills have an impact,field placings bowling order are often team gameplan if a captain is dumb enough to go against objective wisdom in the team he can negatively impact team fortunes but for reverse to be true the team would have to be from a very inexperienced setup on the whole like say a very new nation with a messiah captain that plays at a whole different level of understanding, which simply is not possible for top nations. 

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9 minutes ago, Vilander said:

Lol.. I am serious. A team wins or looses. Selection has impact, players playing skills have an impact,field placings bowling order are often team gameplan if a captain is dumb enough to go against objective wisdom in the team he can negatively impact team fortunes but for reverse to be true the team would have to be from a very inexperienced setup on the whole like say a very new nation with a messiah captain that plays at a whole different level of understanding, which simply is not possible for top nations. 

Good post.

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