David Gower discusses his period about the latest episode of Captain’s Log in charge of England.
Gower’s captaincy career is covered in full, together using Gower reflecting on some very tough times, like if England were thrashed 5-0 at the West Indies on a tour which started a week after his mom passed away, and also the 1989 Ashes after his side used 29 players were drummed 4-0.
A high for Gower won in India at 1984/85 however the other low was West Indies scoring 342 about the final day to succeed together with Gordon Greenidge striking a great unbeaten ton.
The headlines are discussed – the above moment he headed to the West End when he missed an afternoon of the England tour game at the Caribbean to go sailing, and also.
Gower feels England were justified in sacking him in 1986 and replacing him with Mike Gatting, and in addition, he shows his thoughts being axed again in 1989 when Ted Dexter and Micky Stewart wanted a”change in leadership”.
The politics of being skipper rebel tours, whether he asked the 12th person to visit the press box and requesting journalists to make out Australia, and also his views about Sir Ian Botham’s captaincy are unpacked.
Why was Beefy wild off the area?
“I made conclusions too fast regarding selection but I liked being England captain,” says Gower, whose tenures were definitely not dull!
Also on the agenda…
– How he thought two guys he played under, Raymond Illingworth along with Mike Brearley, were religions, and he regrets not picking their brains
– Why You May never suppress Botham’s flair when you’re captaining him – you want more oomph than with most people
– How vice-captaincy can help you understand how to Manage people
– The Way bellowing at India at his players helped secure this memorable series win in 1984/85
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