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27-May-2016 02:46:00 GMT
India in Zimbabwe 2016

Bangar appointed head coach for India’s Zimbabwe tour

New Delhi: Sanjay Bangar has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian team for the upcoming limited-overs series in Zimbabwe. Former Railways wicketkeeper Abhay Sharma, who has worked with the India ‘A’, Rest of India and U-19 teams, will be there as the fielding coach.

The BCCI, however, didn’t appoint a bowling coach for the short series during which India will play three ODIs and as many T20 internationals, starting June 11.

Bangar, the ex-India and Railways allrounder, had been part of the Indian team as assistant coach till the World T20. His appointment as the interim boss came along the expected lines.

But Bharat Arun and R Sridhar, the erstwhile bowling coach and fielding coach respectively, were omitted. Like Bangar and team director Ravi Shastri, their contracts too ran till the World T20. - See more at:

Bangar came on board as a part of damage control exercise following India’s Test debacle in England two years ago. Then India coach Duncan Fletcher had been retained in the job but Shastri superseded him as team director. Arun and Sridhar replaced then bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding coach Trevor Penney.

Back then, Bangar had been witnessing a fine season as a coach, taking Kings XI Punjab to the IPL 7 final and winning many accolades. His job in the Indian team became more hands-on as Fletcher left after the 2015 World Cup.

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