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by John Pennington Tuesday 19 August 2014
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.
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