India’s fielding coach R Sridhar’s tenure with the team will end in November. Thus, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has put their thinking hats on for his replacement. However, as per reports, former India women’s team fielding coach Abhay Sharma is all set to apply for the position. He has also worked with India A and Under 19 teams and has now chimed in as one of the candidates for Team India’s fielding coach position.
Sharma has played 89 first-class games representing Delhi, Railways, and Rajasthan. He was a part of the Indian team which traveled to Zimbabwe in the year 2016. He had also been associated with the side on their tours to USA and West Indies in the same year. Recently, the Indian women’s cricket team player Harmanpreet Kaur lavished praises on Sharma for his work during the England tour. Later he was replaced from the position for the team’s multi-format series tour to Australia.
BCCI source informs about Sharma applying for the post
A source from BCCI had informed about Sharma’s probability of applying for the post. “He will be applying for the role soon,” the source asserted. Sharma has quite a good amount of experience under his belt. He has served the side for three U-19 World Cups, with South Africa being the latest tour in 2020. He has also been part of the team for ten India A tours. He has also worked closely with Rahul Dravid as he is one of the coaches of the National Cricket Academy.
India’s head coach Ravi Shastri’s tenure also ends in November and Dravid is likely to replace him. Along with Shastri Bharat Arun and R Sridhar will also end their association with team India post the T20 World Cup 2021.