The Role of the Captain


The Captain

The captain of a cricket team is responsible for all decisions concerning team strategy and tactics. This includes: The captain is also responsible for the discipline of his team, and answerable for any unfair play done by any of them.

The Coach

In baseball, coaches take an active part in the game, advising players what to do and making decisions that affect play. In cricket, coaches take no part whatsoever in the play of the game itself.
Many professional cricket teams employ a coach. The coach is responsible for: Unlike most profesional sports, the coach is not responsible for advising the players on match strategy or making any decisions relevant to the actual play of the game. All of that advice and those decisions are the sole responsibility of the captain.


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