newscricket3 months ago

Lasith Malinga turns to Zaheer Khan for help as he eyes reinvention

Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga has sought help from former Mumbai Indians teammate Zaheer Khan, as he looks to reinvent himself for a prolonged run amidst a dwindling career. The 34-year-old will lead Sri Lanka in the 4th ODI against India after Chamara Kapugedera was sidelined with an injury.
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newscricket4 months ago

Rahul Dravid not available for Indian senior men, says Vinod Rai

The Committee of Administrators ( CoA) chief Vinod Rai has cleared that Rahul Dravid will not be available for Indian senior team’s abroad tours due to his India A and India Under-19 commitments. Rai has further added that Zaheer Khan's contract is in the process of being sorted.
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newscricket4 months ago

Ravi Shastri defends Bharat Arun's selection as bowling coach

Ravi Shastri has defended Bharat Arun’s selection as India’s bowling coach saying his former teammate’s track record speaks for itself. The newly appointed Indian head coach also clarified that he does not come with any baggage ahead of his second stint in charge of the team.
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newscricket4 months ago

Coaches should be allowed to pick own support staff, says Robin Singh

Former India fielding coach Robin Singh has stated that the head coach should be allowed to pick his own support staff and added that if he was the coach, then he would want people with whom "he is comfortable" working. He also added that the IPL franchises are keenly looking at players from TNPL.
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newscricket4 months ago

Jason Gillespie: I may consider coaching India in future

Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie has acknowledged that he was in two minds about applying for the Indian coaching job this time around, but may seriously consider applying for the post in the future. Having said this, the 42-year-old also congratulated Ravi Shastri on his appointment.
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newscricket4 months ago

Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan are being humiliated, says Ramachandra Guha

Former CoA member Ramachandra Guha has said that Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan are being subject to public humiliation by the manner in which their appointment as consultants has been put on hold. Guha further added that both Dravid and Zaheer deserve to be treated in a much better way.
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newscricket4 months ago

Bharat Arun appointed as bowling coach of Indian team: Reports

Former India pacer Bharat Arun has been reappointed as the bowling coach of the Indian cricket team and will join the team on the Sri Lankan tour, reports have emerged. Earlier, newly appointed head coach, Ravi Shastri had put in a request with the BCCI to bring in Arun as the bowling coach.
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newscricket4 months ago

Ravi Shastri likely to be paid over 7 crores as Indian coach

The newly appointed Indian head coach Ravi Shastri is likely to be paid over 7 crores per annum for fulfilling his duties which is the same amount that had been suggested by Anil Kumble in his presentation. The bowling and batting coaches salaries will also be hiked up to INR 2 crores.
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newscricket4 months ago

Tom Moody and Richard Pybus presentations far better than Ravi Shastri's reveals BCCI source

A well-placed BCCI source revealed that Tom Moody and Richard Pybus should have been the frontrunners for the post of the head coach based on the exceptional presentations that they pitched to the CAC. However, it was Ravi Shastri who bagged the job based on his relationship with the Indian players.
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newscricket4 months ago

Virat Kohli backed Virender Sehwag as coach, but not his choice of support staff, says report

It has been revealed that Virat Kohli had backed Virender Sehwag for the Indian coaching job, but was not happy with the latter's choice of support staff, which eventually resulted in Sehwag losing out to new coach Ravi Shastri. Shastri was named as the Indian coach on Tuesday on a two-year deal.
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