The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Saturday selected Sanjay Bangar as the batting coach and Abhay Sharma as the fielding coach of the Indian team for the forthcoming tour of the West Indies.
The BCCI, in a short press release, stated both coaches have been appointed after consulting chief coach Anil Kumble.
Sources say no bowling coach was appointed since Kumble, India’s highest wicket-taker across ODIs and Tests is in charge of the team.Both Bangar and Sharma were part of the coaching staff during the recently accomplished limited overs series in Zimbabwe, where India won ODIs 3-0 and T20s 2-1.
fascinatingly, Bangar is the only member of the support staff that came on board when Ravi Shastri was made the Team Director back in 2014. It has been learnt that BCCI did not want to delay the appointment of assistant coaches as the camp for the West Indies tour will start in Bengaluru from June 28.
A lot of names like Praveen Amre, Vikram Rathour were doing rounds but BCCI decided to stick with tried and tested faces as they can provide new coach Kumble with necessary inputs.