Former Indian cricketer Vikram Rathour is all-set to replace Sanjay Bangar as team India’s new batting coach. The 50-year old former cricketer has played 6 Tests and 7 ODIs for India in 1996. Rathour didn’t have much success while playing for India but he was a heavyweight for Punjab in domestic cricket.
Current Indian bowling coach Bharath Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar expectedly retained their respective positions. The selection committee headed by MSK Prasad has recommended three names and they will be appointed after the formalities with regards to Conflict of Interest declaration is complete.
Former Mumbai Indians physio Nitin Patel is back with the team after 8 years, Patel was part of the support staff in 2011. Englishman Luke Woodhouse was appointed as strength and conditioning trainer. Girish Dongre replaced Sunil Subramaniam as the administrative manager who reportedly misbehaved with top Indian diplomats.
India is currently playing a two-match Test series against West Indies in the Caribbean after they outclassed them in a three-match T20I and ODI series. India won the T20I and ODI series by 3-0 and 2-0 respectively.