Rhodes applies for India’s fielding coach
It is quite obvious that after India’s exit from the world cup, there are possibilities that BCCI may hire a new candidate in their coaching management considering that someone else steps down from his respective post.
While there was no clarity as to who is going to step down in Indian team management, Jonty Rhodes stunned Indian cricker fraternity on the whole as he reportedly applied for the post of Team India’s fielding coach.
Considered as one of the best fielders in world cricket during his prime, the former South African batsmen would be a great addition if the news is official.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has also invited fresh applications for all the support staff including the chief coach, rather resorting to the earlier procedure of direct recruitment process.
The current support staff namely head coach Ravi Shastri, batting coach Sanjay Bangar, and fielding coach R. Sridhar have been given a 45-day extended contract following the World Cup, which means that they are all allowed to re-apply for the post.
According to the recent reports, former Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardena had also applied for the post of Team India’s head coach.
The report over Jonty Rhodes’ nomination for the post was reported by Mumbai Mirror on Wednesday.
His decision of entering into the list of applicants might give a tough competition to his fellow applicants, including the present Indian team fielding coach- R. Sridhar, who has also re-applied for the fielding post.
Sridhar has also done nothing wrong in his part as India emerged as one of the strongest fielding sides under his coaching.
With Jonty likely to get into the scheme of things, the team management has a tough choice to make.
Jonty Rhodes plied his trade as the fielding coach of the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians from 2009 to 2017. He parted way with the franchise only to oversee his business and was replaced by James Pamment. Besides a long stint with Mumbai Indians, he has had coaching stints with Sri Lanka, Kenya and Pakistan respectively.