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Sydney: Contradicting Kevin Pietersen’s remarks about Peter Moores, England pacer James Anderson has said the former coach was instrumental in transforming him into the leader of the English attack. “We were in New Zealand and Matthew Hoggard and Steve Harmison got dropped. He (Moores) put a lot of faith in me and gave me a lot of responsibility and that boosted my confidence,” the bowler said.
McGrath declines offer
Sydney: Australian legend Glenn McGrath is not interested in replacing outgoing Troy Cooley as national team’s full-time fast bowling coach as he is busy with his charity foundation but ready to offer advice to the players. McGrath says he has got enough on his plate running the McGrath Foundation charity, being a dad to his two children and wife to new bride Sara Leonardi. Cooley has accepted the position as head coach of the Centre of Excellence in Brisbane and will step down at the end of the current Ashes series.
KP wanted Warne as coach
London: Kevin Pietersen had wanted Shane Warne as coach of England after the sacking of Peter Moores in 2009 but ECB scuppered his plans after finding that the players were against it, a report said on Saturday.Warne’s appointment would have plugged the gap in Pietersen’s tactical knowledge but the prospect of such a volatile pair running England would have sent waves of panic through the ECB, a report in Daily Telegraph said.