TT Epaper
The Telegraph
TT Photogallery
 
CIMA Gallary

New support staff join Team India

Calcutta: With the five-match one-day series against England set to begin with the first match on Monday, the new members of the support staff have joined Team India.

The humiliating 1-3 defeat in the Test series had led the Board of Control for Cricket in India to crack down and bring in a change of guard.

Sanjay Bangar and Bharat Arun, the two newly-appointed assistant coaches, had joined the squad on Friday itself, and were present during the match versus Middlesex at Lord’s.

Fielding coach R Sridhar joined the team on Saturday morning. Team India reached Bristol on Saturday, where they begin the ODI series on Monday. Team director Ravi Shastri did not travel with the team.

However, he reached Bristol a few hours later.

Head coach Duncan Fletcher retains his job, under Shastri. But bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding coach Trevor Penny, who had been “given a break”, are no longer with the team.

After a drawn opening Test, India won the second Test at Lord's by 95 runs. However, their fortunes slumped after that and they lost at Southampton (by 266 runs), Old Trafford (an innings and 54 runs) and at The Oval (an innings and 244 runs).