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Cricket Legend Set To Become Team India Fielding Coach, Report Claims

The BCCI is also in the process of finalizing India's next head coach, with Rahul Dravid's tenure set to end after the 2024 T20 World Cup.

Edited By : Shashwat Nishant | Updated: Jun 17, 2024 19:02 IST
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According to a report by Revsportz, legendary South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes is being considered for the role of the Indian cricket team‘s next fielding coach. Renowned for his exceptional fielding skills and catching ability during his playing career, Rhodes is still regarded as one of the best fielders in cricket history. While no formal offer has been made by Team India to Rhodes, his name has been circulating for the position.

BCCI Set To Announce New Team India Head Coach

The BCCI is also in the process of finalizing India’s next head coach, with Rahul Dravid’s tenure set to end after the 2024 T20 World Cup. Though no official announcement has been made, former India batter Gautam Gambhir has emerged as the leading candidate for the head coach role.

Media reports indicate that Rhodes had previously applied for the fielding coach position in 2019, but the BCCI chose to retain R Sridhar. The head coach, Ravi Shastri at the time, opted for Sridhar as the fielding coach and Bharat Arun as the bowling coach.

Another report suggests that Gambhir has agreed to BCCI’s offer to become the next Team India head coach. Gambhir reportedly had specific demands before accepting the position, but the management has approved them, and an official announcement is expected soon.

Currently, Paras Mhambrey and T Dilip serve as the bowling and fielding coaches, respectively. The report mentions that Gambhir is expected to bring his own support staff, potentially leading to changes in the team, as he advocates for selecting players based on specific formats.

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First published on: Jun 17, 2024 07:02 PM IST

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