Stories: Ravi Shastri set to stay head coach; Vikram Rathour favorite to develop into batting coach


Kohli had weighed in on Shastri persevering with on the helm just lately.

Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri. (Picture by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Photos)

The BCCI is about to announce India’s new teaching employees within the coming days. Present head coach Ravi Shastri and his fellow coaches’ contract will likely be over as soon as the continued tour of West Indies involves an finish. Consequently, India can have new head coach, batting coach, bowling coach and fielding coach. The BCCI has already invited purposes from candidates and can now conduct the interviews.

If studies are to be believed then Shastri is greater than doubtless to retain his place as head coach regardless of sturdy competitors from six different candidates. A number of the largest names from the sport have utilized for the submit of India’s head coach. Nonetheless, Shastri is now the front-runner to retain his submit, in response to the Instances of India.

So far as the batting coach is anxious, former nationwide selector Vikram Rathour has emerged as a favorite among the many lot. The opposite notable candidates who’re within the fray for the submit are Pravin Amre, Lalchand Rajput, Jonathan Trott and Thilan Samaraweera. Thus present batting coach Sanjay Bangar appears set to half methods with the Indian crew.

Ravi Shastri’s file

Underneath Ravi Shastri, India have finished moderately properly. Whereas the Males in Blue did not win this yr’s World Cup, their end result below Shastri has been very high quality. Earlier this yr, Shastri guided the crew to its maiden Take a look at collection win on Australian soil. In 21 Checks below him, India have gained 13 Checks with a victory share of 52.38.

It’s even higher in T20Is with 25 wins from 36 video games with a win share of 69.44. The ODI file beats the opposite two because the Males in Blue have a hit price of 71.67 below Shastri. What makes Shastri’s case stronger is his rapport with skipper Virat Kohli. Kohli has already expressed his want of seeing Shastri because the coach once more.

“Nicely, the CAC (Cricket Advisory Committee headed by Kapil Dev) has not contacted me on this. However all of us share an excellent camaraderie with Ravi bhai and would positively be very joyful (to have him round),” Kohli had stated previous to his departure for the West Indies.

The report additional acknowledged that Bharat Arun may retain his place as bowling coach with Darren Gough, Venkatesh Prasad, Clint Mckay among the many few different candidates to have utilized for the submit. India’s bowling has been doing extraordinarily properly within the final yr or so which may immediate the BCCI to increase Bharat’s keep.

“If anybody has finished a superb job with a nationwide crew’s bowling assault in recent times, it’s Bharat Arun. Take a look at the transformation the Indian crew has gone by way of. India’s tempo assault is the very best on the planet. Younger spinners get pleasure from nice confidence. They had been the spine of India’s combat over the past two years,” a supply instructed the paper.

Here’s a checklist of the shortlisted candidates:

Batting coach: Vikram Rathour, Sanjay Bangar, Jonathan Trott, Thilan Samaraweera, Lalchand Rajput, Hrishikesh Kanitkar, Amol Mazumdar, Arun Kumar, Mark Ramprakash, Shiv Sundar Das, John Lewis, Mithun Manas, Praveen Amre.

Bowling coach: Venkatesh Prasad, Bharat Arun, Clint McKay, Dodda Ganesh, Darren Gough, Subroto Banerjee, Paras Mhambrey, Sunil Joshi, Amit Bhandari.

Fielding coach: Abhay Sharma, R Sridhar, and Jonty Rhodes.

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