Home » Sport

Team India Head Coach Selection

13 August, 2019, 21:25 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Who is Shastri’s competition? A look at the coaching credentials of BCCI’s shortlisted candidates

The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) said that out of thousands of applicants, 6 have been selected for the post of head coach of India, six of whom have been selected for final interviews.

Besides Shastri, the other candidates for the high-profile post include former Indian cricketers Lalchand Rajput and Robin Singh, former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson, former Australian all-rounder Tom Moody and West Indies great Phil Simmons.

Before leaving for the tour of Windies, Indian skipper Virat Kohli strongly backed Shastri to continue as coach, but with Kapil Dev stating that the views of the captain will not be considered, a new head coach is likely.

Besides this, Robin has also been coaching Team Mumbai in the IPL since joining the franchise in 2010.

Former West Indies all-rounder Phil Simmons represented his national side in 26 Tests and 143 One-Day Internationals between 1987 and 1999. Later, as head coach, he transformed Otago into a unit which regularly competed for domestic titles. He has also worked with IPL franchises Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad - the latter replaced him with England's World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss in July.

Confirming the updates, a senior BCCI official was quoted by CrickInfo as saying by Press Trust of India, "These six will give presentation for head coach before CAC".

"Shastri is the automatic entry into this process like the rest of the support staff".

After retiring in 2002, he was first appointed Zimbabwe coach back in 2004.

USA to delay China tariffs on some products, including laptops, cell phones
Those items will be subjected to the tariffs starting December 15. "We're doing this for the Christmas season", Trump stated. Investors are taking the move as a sign of optimism for negotiations, but there may be far more cynical factors at play.


Wall Street falls on geopolitical tensions, recession fears
Monday's reversals provided another reminder of the fragile mood across markets, which have endured a tumultuous start to August. The spread between 2-year and 10-year Treasury yields narrowed to only 6 basis points, near its lowest level in a dozen years.


Scientists hail promise of first effective Ebola treatments in Congo trial
The NIAID, part of the NIH, and the Institut National de Recherche Biomedicale in the DRC jointly sponsored the trial. All Ebola treatment units will now use the two remaining monoclonal antibody drugs to help slash the death rate.


Also, Hesson was appointed coach of Kings XI Punjab for Indian Premier League in 2019.

After a disastrous first stint with Zimbabwe in 2007, he took over the Ireland team which had made noise by upsetting Pakistan and qualifying for the Super Eights at their World Cup debut. He began his coaching career immediately after hanging his boots from global cricket and was in charge of the India Under-19 side.

Simmons also served West Indies for a brief while, helping them to victory in the 2016 World T20 tournament in India before taking over as head coach of the Afghanistan national team in 2017. He also had a long coaching association with the Mumbai Indians.

Among the Indians, Robin served as the fielding coach of the Indian team when it won the inaugural World T20 under Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy in 2007.

The former Australian all-rounder played worldwide cricket between 1987 and 1999 in both Tests and ODIs sporadically.

In 2016, he was appointed as the head coach of the Afghanistan national side, and saw the team become an ICC full member under his tenure.

Under Shastri, India have not won any significant trophy and barring the series win in Australia, the team struggled in Test matches in South Africa and England and was also ousted from the 2019 World Cup when they lost to New Zealand.

Recommended:



Popular

Singapore slashes 2019 GDP growth forecast after sharp Q2 contraction
The median estimates in a Bloomberg survey of economists was for 3% contraction on-quarter and 0.2% growth compared to a year ago. Despite overall bad performance, MTI pointed out that there are several areas of strength in the Singapore economy.

Tim Willits joins Saber Interactive as COO
He joined id in 1995 after impressing the company with Doom levels he created and distributed for free over the internet. Willits found Saber's impetus and small, focused team to be refreshing, saying "smaller teams are exciting and fun".

Kerala on Tenterhooks Again as Red Alert Sounded for 3 Districts Today
Incessant torrential rainfall since last week has inundated several parts of the state, leaving at least 88 dead and 40 missing. Erosion caused by swirling waters of the flooded Chuflagad River also washed away two buildings on its banks.

Fortnite world champ 'swatted' at Pennsylvania home
Fortnite World Cup champion Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf was " swatted " while livestreaming on Twitch on Saturday, reports ESPN. Not only does swatting waste the resources of emergency services, it can and has resulted in serious injury and death.

Trump delays some tariffs on Chinese imports
And it's removing other items from the list based "on health, safety, national security and other factors". The additional 10% tariff on some $300bn worth of Chinese imports was set to be implemented on September 1.

JUST IN: Norway mosque attack suspect rejects murder allegation
The suspect's lawyer, Unni Fries, said in a brief phone interview on Monday that she could not comment on the case. Prime Minister Erma Solberg said that working against hate speech was a priority.

Missing dentures found stuck in United Kingdom man's throat
Rui Amaral Mendes, an associate editor of BMJ Case Reports , which published the paper Monday. During one visit, doctors estimated he had lost 1.5 liters of blood, or about three pints.

'The Lion King' Remake Becomes Top Grossing Animated Movie Of All Time!
He also said that calling The Lion King an animated movie is 'misleading as far as what the expectations might be'. The Lion King earned $473.1 million in the United States while it collected a whopping $861.5 million overseas.

Britain Sends Warship To Persian Gulf
Washington and its Arab allies in the Gulf have accused Iran of carrying out the tanker attacks, allegations that Tehran denies.

Tenacious D and Jack White are working on music together
Me and Gass have been working on a jam-it's not quite done, but I think that's where Jack White comes in and helps us pull it over the finish line.