Ravi Shastri has been retained as director of the Indian cricket team for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh which is scheduled to kick off on June 10 with one-off Test match in Fatullah. Sanjay Bangar (Batting), Bharat Arun (Bowling) and R Sridhar (Fielding) have also been named as assistant coaches for the tour. Duncan Fletcher is the only name that is missing from India’s coaching stuff from the World Cup. Fletcher’s tenure as coach had ended earlier this year after the World Cup.
Ravi Shastri’s appointment as director has been announced by the BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur. He was given the responsibility of director during the tour of Australia and the subsequent World Cup earlier this year.
He has been appointed for the short tour as the BCCI has continued its search for a new permanent coach to succeed Duncan Fletcher. It is thought that he is looking for a long-term position either as head coach or team director.
This tour series is going to be a big challenge for Shastri and other three assistant coaches. Under their guidance, the Indian cricket team did not perform well. It is time to see if India can do well against Bangladesh or not.