Tuesday 19 August 2014 

India Shake Up Coaching Team

Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri, pictured here in 2007, will take on the role of India's Director of Cricket
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The Indian cricket board (BCCI) have responded to their 3-1 Test series defeat to England by adding Ravi Shastri, Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and R Sridhar to their coaching team for the limited overs series.

While Duncan Fletcher will stay on as head coach, Shastri has been appointed to 'oversee and guide' the team for the five-match One-Day International series.

Shastri comes in as Director of Cricket, bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding coach Trevor Penney have been stood down and Bangar and Arun have been appointed as assistant coaches. R Sridhar will join the team as a fielding coach.

"In their continuing efforts to re-energise the support to the team, the BCCI has given a break to the bowling coach Mr Joe Dawes and the fielding coach, Mr Trevor Penney for the one day series and appointed Mr Sanjay Bangar, former Indian all rounder and former India fast bowler Mr Bharat Arun as the Asst. coaches of the team," a BCCI statement confirmed.

"Mr R.Sridhar will join the support team as the fielding coach for the one day series."

Shastri briefly coached India during a tour of Bangladesh in 2007 while Bangar earned plenty of plaudits for his leadership of the Kings XI Punjab, who he took all the way to the final of the Indian Premier League earlier this year.

After a humbling series of defeats in the Test series, culminating in a three-day collapse at The Kia Oval, India play the first ODI in Bristol on 25th August.

© Cricket World 2014

Fixtures & Results

9th-13th July: 1st Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 457 & 391-9 dec. (Binny 78) drew with
England 496 (Root 154no, Anderson 81)
17th-21st July: 2nd Test, Lord's, London
India 295 & 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68) beat
England 319 & 223 (Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs
27th-31st July: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
England 569-7 dec. & 205-4 dec. beat
India 330 & 178 (Ali 6-67) by 266 runs
7th-11th August: 4th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 367 (Root 77, Buttler 70) beat
India 152 & 166 by an innings & 54 runs
15th-19th August: 5th Test, The Kia Oval, London
England 486 (Root 149no, Cook 79) beat
India 148 & 94 by an innings & 244 runs
25th August: 1st ODI, Bristol
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
27th August: 2nd ODI, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
India 304-6 (Raina 100, Woakes 4-52) beat
England 161 (Jadeja 4-28) by 133 runs (D/L)
30th August: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 228-4 (Rayudu 64no) beat
England 227 (Cook 44) by six wickets
2nd September: 4th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
India 212-1 (Rahane 106, Dhawan 97no) beat
England 206 (Moeen Ali 67) by nine wickets
5th September: 5th ODI, Headingley, Leeds
England 294-7 (Root 113, Buttler 49) beat
India 253 (Jadeja 87) by 41 runs
7th September: T20I, Edgbaston, Birmingham
England 180-7 (Morgan 71, Hales 40)
India 177-5 (Kohli 66) by three runs