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Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) appoints Sanjay Bangar as batting coach and Abhay Sharma as the fielding coach of Team India for India’s tour of West Indies. The board had recently announced former India captain Anil Kumble as the head coach for a tenure of one year. Kumble and his support staff will join Team India on June 29 in camp at National Cricket Academy (NCA), Bengaluru. Team India has a hectic schedule ahead of them, as they will play 17 Test matches until summer, which includes 4 against West Indies, 3 against New Zealand, 5 against England, 4 against Australia and 1 against Bangladesh. Read – Pandya brothers to play in TNCA’s league

Bangar has been India’s batting coach since its tour to England in 2014. Under his guidance, Indian batsmen achieved new heights and reached the semi-finals of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and ICC World T20 2016. Bangar is also the head coach of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), and boasts of good coaching experience on his resumé. He has donned Indian jersey in 12 Test matches and 15 ODIs, amassing over 600 runs. He also has 14 wickets to his name.

“In consultation with Anil Kumble, head coach, Indian cricket team, the BCCI has appointed the following assistant coaches for the India tour of West Indies assistant coach (batting) Sanjay Bangar, assistant coach (fielding) Abhay Sharma,” board secretary Ajay Shirke said in a statement. Read: Possible names BCCI can be replaced with

Sharma, on the other hand, played as a wicketkeeper-batsman for Railways and Delhi in Ranji Trophy. He has churned out over 4,00o runs and pouched 145 catches. However, he has been India A and India U-19’s fielding coach for the past few months.

(With inputs from IANS)