Tuesday, 25 July, 2017

Fielding Coach Sridhar Picks Ravi Shastri over Anil Kumble

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Jan Ortega | 30 June, 2017, 00:20

The board is eager to give Team India a flawless replacement of Anil Kumble, and they have asked for more applications for the post of team's head coach.

Former Sanjay Manjrekar joined the Virat Kohli-Anil Kumble discussion as India is waiting for their new head coach and said that it is best if Kohli is taken into the loop while a new coach is being appointed. The Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) had earlier dropped hints of Kumble's term coming to an end when it posted an advertisement inviting applications for the Team India coach's position. It is learnt that former Indian seamer Venkatesh Prasad, who is now the junior national chief selector, has also applied for the job of India's coach.

Former Indian cricketer Lalchand Rajput, Dodda Ganesh, Richard Pybus and Tom Moody and former Indian opener Virender Sehwag have all applied for the post. "Whether it's (Virender) Sehwag or Ravi Shastri or whoever it is, I am very very keen to be associated as an assistant coach or a bowling coach which I have done before".

"Former India coach Gary Kirtsen, who led India to glory in 50-over World Cup 2011 also gave his suggestion on social media", Always loved working with Team India and hopefully they find the coach most suited for their team", he said on Twitter.

The BCCI has already stated that Team India will get its new head coach before their tour to Sri Lanka beginning July 26.

Kumble had also re-applied for the post but later withdrew it when it emerged that captain Virat Kohli had reservations with the leg-spinner's working style.

As reported by TOI, Prasad confirmed that he was applying for the position after the legendary leggie stepped down from the post in the wake of India's Champions Trophy final defeat to arch-rivals Pakistan. There is also considerable support for Moody in the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which right now has six candidates to choose from.

"Pl apply for Indian cricket coach".

Shastri applied for the job a year ago after being team director between 2014-16.

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