Team India’s disappointing exit from the ICC’s prestigious tournament raised many questions on the decisions made regarding the batting line-up. The frequent experiments and failures of the middle order of the team had raised many eyebrows on Batting coach, Sanjay Bangar.
Sanjay Bangar had been part of Ravi Shastri’s team of support staff of the Indian team. Over the last few months the team management had lost confidence in Bangar due to some of his decisions, especially during the recently concluded ICC World Cup.
The new replacement for Bangar is Vikram Rathore, India’s opening batsman who made his debut for the Indian team in 1996 and holds an outstanding record in domestic cricket. He has a good experience on the coaching side and has now taken the responsibility of the new Batting coach.
Rathore, who was the opening batsman, played six Test matches and seven ODIs for India. His International career was short-lived as he was not able to live up to the reputation he had held in domestic games. In 2012, he also played the role of selector of Team India. Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid had shown confidence in him as he suggested Rathore’s name for the post of Batting coach.
Rathore had to beat 14 others for the post of the Batting coach which included strong contenders like Mark Ramprakash and Pravin Amre as well as Jonathan Trott.