Mark Ramprakash (Photo: Twitter)
Mark Ramprakash (Photo: Twitter)

Mark Ramprakash, Jonathan Trott among names interviewed for India batting coach

  • In July, the tenure of coach Ravi Shastri and his support staff came to an end but they were given a 45 day extension
  • Thilan Samaraweera, Pravin Amre, Amol Muzumdar, Hrishikesh Kanitkar and Vikram Rathour were also interviewed for the positions of India assistant Batting coach

Former England cricketers Mark Ramprakash and Jonathan Trott are two of the candidates in the running for India batting coach job and have been interviewed by BCCI according to a Espncricinfo report.

In July, the tenure of coach Ravi Shastri and his support staff came to an end but they were given a 45 day extension which covered the India tour of West Indies. Since then Ravi Shastri has been appointed as the head coach of the India team for the next two years while the rest of the staff will be appointed in the next few days.

Along with Ramprakash and Trott, Thilan Samaraweera, Pravin Amre, Amol Muzumdar, Hrishikesh Kanitkar and Vikram Rathour were also interviewed for the positions of India assistant Batting coach.

As for the fielding coach, there have been applications from Jonty Rhodes and Ant Botha, while Venkatesh Prasad, Sunil Joshi, Amit Bhandari and Paras Mhambrey have applied for the post of India bowling coach.

Incumbents, Sanjay Bangar (batting coach), R Sridhar (fielding coach) and Bharat Arun (bowling coach) are automatic entries in consideration for the posts.

The trio joined Shastri when he took over as Team India technical director five years ago and were part of the team when Anil Kumble was the head coach of Team India. It is thought that the three are likely to be handed out contracts to continue in their current capacities.

The selection panel will send its final choices to the board.

India meanwhile are preparing for a two-Test series against the West Indies starting Thursday in Antigua. The second Test in Jamaica begins on August 30.

Should India win both the Test matches Virat Kohli will become the most successful India Test captain of all time with 28 wins from 48 test matches, overtaking MS Dhoni who had 27 wins in 60 matches.

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