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Ganguly, Buchanan at odds

JOHN Buchanan's revolutionary thinking on cricket has caught another one of the game's leading players off guard.

Buchanan, who guided Australia to two World Cup titles, wants to rotate the captaincy of his Indian Premier League franchise during different phases of a match.

There were times when Shane Warne, the legendary leg spin bowler who retired from international cricket in 2007 as the leading all-time wicket taker in tests, didn't agree with Buchanan's left-field ideas in their long coach-player relationship with Australia. Now it's former India captain Sourav Ganguly's turn at the Kolkata Knight Riders.

"Cricket's in a phase of transition. I'm very keen to look at different ways of running the show," Buchanan said as he unveiled his multiple captain concept, adding that the Twenty20 game relied heavily on instinctual reactions to fast-breaking situations rather than the considered approach required for test cricket.

Buchanan wants to use a different captain during the fielding and batting stages of a match.

Ganguly said Buchanan was entitled to his opinion about multiple captains, but the team was yet to decide if it was practical.

"We'll have to wait and see because it's completely new, it has never happened in sports," Ganguly, the Kolkata Knight Riders captain, told NDTV. "This is his idea. We've got to wait and see if it actually happens or not."


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