Ramesh Powar © AFP
Ramesh Powar © AFP

Ramesh Powar, currently in Brisbane training Australia’s Under-23 spinners, has expressed his wish to become the coach of Mumbai. Powar had quit his job as spin coach for Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) four months ago and is now eyeing for the vacant spot left by Sameer Dighe, who resigned after a season. ”I want to apply for the job. I was there for six-seven months, and I know exactly what the issues in the system are. I am extremely emotionally attached to Mumbai cricket and would like to give something back to it. I know where our team lacks at the moment, and what can be done to rectify it,” Powar told The Times of India. 

Powar has played 148 First-Class matches and picked 470 wickets at 31.31 to go with 4,245 runs at 26.53. He has 27 five-wicket hauls and 4 ten-wicket hauls to his name as well as 7 hundreds. He also played 2 Tests and 31 ODIs, claiming 7 and 34 wickets respectively.