Jonty Rhodes, the former South African batsman who set new standards in the field during his playing days, threw his hat in the ring to serve as field coach for the Indian men’s team.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has submitted applications for the role of head coach, punch, field and bowling coach and chief administrative officer. Rhodes is a high caliber candidate for the fielding coaching role currently being held by R Sridhar.
While having no coaching experience in an international team, Rhodes spent nine years in a similar capacity for the Indian Premier League in Mumbai, where he worked closely with Captain Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya.
In his playing days, he was considered an outstanding field player, often on patrols in the reverse region on the way. His runaway Inzamam-ul-Haq at the 1992 Men’s Cricket World Cup, when he started from behind, was cleanly collected, sprinted and dived to break the stumps, is the stuff of lore.
When confirming his application, Rhodes told CricketNext: “I have seen in my time in India that parents do not allow their children to take a big risk, and my vision is that the Indian team is not just the team with the lowest Drop-catch percentage is. but also the team with the chance of the highest half. “
India’s head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, punch trainer Sanjay Bangar and field trainer Sridhar will be in office until the end of the India tour of the West Indies from 3 August. According to BCCI, they do not have to re-apply for jobs, their applications are automatically taken into account.