Sanjay Bangar © Getty Images
Sanjay Bangar has served as India’s batting coach previously © Getty Images

Sanjay Bangar has been appointed Indian cricket team’s head coach while Abhay Sharma has been named fielding coach for India tour of Zimbabwe 2016. It has been confirmed by a BCCI tweet. It will be interesting to witness if Bangar is able to infuse some good motivation in the Indian team which they would want while touring Zimbabwe. Former India all-rounder Bangar is currently serving as the coach of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) team in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016. There were some rumours about him having some issues with the owner of the franchise KXIP i.e. Priety Zinta but he had cleared the air on May 12 that he dismisses all kinds of these suggestions of this nature. Sanjay Bangar: Glenn Maxwell’s injury big blow for KXIP

India will play the first One-Day International (ODI) on June 11. The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led young Indian brigade will take on Zimbabwe in three ODIs and as many T20Is in Harare. “Sanjay Bangar has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian cricket team for the forthcoming tour to Zimbabwe, comprising three One-Day International matches and three T20 international matches to be played in Harare,” BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke said in a statement. “Abhay Sharma has been appointed as the fielding coach of the team. READ: India batting coach Sanjay Bangar hails defiant Ajinkya Rahane knock against South Africa on Day 1

“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed Koka Ramesh, a former cricketer and Zonal Secretary of the Andhra Cricket Association, as the Administrative Manager of the Indian team for the tour to Zimbabwe,” he added. Bangar had previously worked with the national team as the batting coach when former India skipper Ravi Shastri was the director before their contracts ended with the World T20 championship in March-April.

(With IANS inputs)