McDermott applies for Indian coaching role

McDermott applies for Indian coaching role

Former Australian bowling coach Craig McDermott has applied for coaching role for Indian Cricket team as he is eager to return in coaching role after a year.

The current Indian coach Anil Kumble’s stint with BCCI ends after the Champions Trophy. He has won all five Test series as coach which India played since his appointment. Reports say that there has been battle between him and Indian skipper Virat Kohli. However, Kohli denied it before the game against Pakistan at Edgbaston.

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McDermott was Australia’s bowling coach since Ashes 2013-14 to last year’s ICC World T20 in India. He was a part of Australia’s 2015 World Cup triumph. He coached Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon and co. who are currently world’s best bowlers.

“Yes, I have thrown my hat in the ring for India’s head coaching job,” McDermott said, “I completed all the procedure on time, and the application was sent much earlier. I have had aspirations for a while to be a head coach.

“I was away from cricket coaching for a year, and now, I want to come back to it. I have also enjoyed my time in India, and it would be nice to serve Indian cricket,” he added.

52-year-old McDermott, who was a right-arm quick, played 71 Tests for Australia and picked  291 wickets.

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com