How many cooks spoil the broth?
Rudi Webster, writing for the Indian Express, notes the impact of coaches and mentors in cricket teams, and whether the presence of too many such people dwelling on tactics and team morale can be a hindrance to the side. A case in point being Mumbai Indians, who have as many as seven support staff this year.
With the amazing technologies in the game and the large size of the support staff some coaches now pay too much attention to the gathering of information, analysis and diagnosis, but too little attention to solutions and execution. Many of today's players have become too reliant on their coaches and have difficulty thinking for themselves. Consequently they run into trouble in the heat of the battle on the field when they have to stand on their own feet and make their own decisions.