Meet Team India's new boss, Ravi ShastriCricket

August 20, 2014 17:13
Meet Team India's new boss, Ravi Shastri},{Meet Team India's new boss, Ravi Shastri

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Team India now has a new boss - yesteryear all-rounder Ravi Shastri.

Following a dismal Test series against England, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) appointed the former Indian captain as the Director of the team.

Shastri will be overall in-charge of cricket affairs of the Indian team. But that isn't the only change happening in the backroom staff.

A BCCI statement said: "In their continuing efforts to re-energise the support to the team, the BCCI has given a break to the bowling coach Mr. Joe Dawes and the fielding coach, Mr. Trevor Penney, for the one-day series, and appointed Mr. Sanjay Bangar, former Indian all-rounder, and former India fast bowler Mr. Bharat Arun as the Asst. coaches of the team. Mr. R. Sridhar will join the support team as the fielding coach for the one-day series."

The change comes after India's disappointing performance in the recently concluded Test series in England, where the team was outclassed in all three departments — batting, bowling and fielding.

With Shastri at the helm of things now, the coaching staff will be under scrutiny. While his appointment flared speculation on the future of Duncan Fletcher and MS Dhoni in the team, he says that his job is to work in clkose tandem with the coaches and figure out what went wrong in India's Test series against England.

Shastri — who overtook as the coach of Team India briefly after Greg Chappell had quit as coach in 2007 — said he couldn't talk about what the situation would be after the ODI series in England and would rather concentrate on the job at hand — which was to find out what lead to Team India's shocking performance in the latest Test.

AW: Suchorita Choudhury

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