India's coaching staff: How Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and R Sridhar have impacted Indian cricket team
Analysing the three coaches' contributions to Team India's success over the past two years.
After the reappointment process of Ravi Shastri as head coach of the Indian cricket team for two years, the BCCI has started the procedure of selecting the members of his support staff.
And while a major rejig to the present staff is unlikely, the support staff - chiefly batting coach Sanjay Bangar, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar - may have reason to be concerned until the final results are announced.
The four-day procedure started on Monday and the results will be announced on August 22. The chief selector MSK Prasad and his colleagues are interviewing the shortlisted candidates for five posts India's batting coach, bowling coach, fielding coach, trainer, physiotherapist and administrative manager.
Before the present coaching staff gets to know its fate, here's a look at how they impacted India over the past two years:
The former India allrounder had joined the backroom staff in 2014, just a year after he retired from cricket. Bangar came in as the batting coach and was elevated to the post of assistant coach in 2017, when Shastri made his comeback as head coach. Bangar also served as interim head coach on the tours of Zimbabwe (in 2016) and the West Indies (in 2017). Out of the three members in India's support staff, Bangar isn't the favourite to retain his place.
Here's a look at his coaching stint -
Rishabh Pant - Never had an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman scored Test centuries in both England and Australia. Pant, during his first tours to the countries, did just that.
An injury to Wriddhiman Saha saw young Pant being fast-tracked to the Test team and he made his debut in Nottingham. He scored a century in his third Test at Kennington Oval, London.
In South Africa, Shikhar Dhawan dropped a catch at slip to allow Keshav Maharaj score a match-shifting cameo. India lost that Test, and the next at Centurion when two catches were put down in the slips off Ashwin. In England, the problem continued. Rahane dropped catches at Edgbaston, the Ageas Bowl and Kia Oval; Dhawan spilled two at Edgbaston; and Kohli also put one down.
Earlier, during the home series against Sri Lanka in December 2017, Kohli dropped a catch and Dhawan two in one Test.
Work in progress: As Sridhar called during the World Cup, Bumrah is a work in progress and will need time. Although his direct hits are unmatchable. So is the case with Pant, for obvious reasons that he is a wicketkeeper.
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