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Team Gambhir is in assembling; Abhishek Nayar is set to join the backroom staff of Team India

After becoming head coach of India, Gautam Gambhir is now looking for a support staff that will consist of coaching experts who have demonstrated exceptional performance at multiple levels, including state cricket and the Indian Premier League (IPL). But plans are afoot to keep at least one member of Rahul Dravid’s departing staff.

Team Gambhir is expected to welcome Abhishek Nayar, who has been a valuable member of the Kolkata Knight Riders‘ backroom crew for a considerable amount of time. Naturally, Gambhir chose Nayar since the two have a good working relationship at KKR and because he was looking for a colleague who was known to be dedicated and take his work seriously. Abhishek Nayar is a former all-rounder for India who participated in three one-day internationals in 2009. 

In addition to having a history of close ties to India captain Rohit Sharma. The former Mumbai all-rounder is expected to be named an assistant coach rather than a specialist batting coach. Gambhir may take on the batting coach’s responsibilities himself.

Despite the BCCI‘s media statement praising Dravid and his crew, which gave rise to the interpretation that their skills were no longer needed, sources suggest that T. Dilip, who worked under Dravid as a fielding coach, is likely to be retained.

The Board also extends its congratulations to Mr. Vikram Rathour, the batting coach; Mr. Paras Mhambrey, the bowling coach; and Mr. T. Dilip, the fielding coach, for a very successful term. 

The BCCI statement from June 9, announcing Gambhir’s appointment as head coach, read, “The BCCI values their contribution and wishes them the best going forward.” However, it’s been heard that Dilip’s services will probably be kept. 

The position of bowling coach has not been decided upon in stone. Several candidates that Gambhir and the BCCI are considering include Vinay Kumar and Lakshmipathy Balaji, who have previously worked together at KKR. However, the board may be looking for a more well-known applicant with a track record of successfully managing young players. 

Because BCCI and coach Gambhir intend to produce a robust crop of fast bowlers, who have emerged as the Indian team’s most potent asset. The next bowling coach is thought to need to be able to mentor and inspire the next wave of fast bowlers, such as Mayank Yadav, Tushar Deshpande, and Harshit Rana, to name a few. Despite the ongoing conversations, no definitive decision has been made.

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