After BCCI had invited fresh applications for the positions of the backroom staff, Pravin Amre is reported to be the first one to have applied for the position of the team’s batting coach.
India’s middle order crisis has been going on for a while now and it has been put down as Sanjay Bangar’s inability to work with the middle order batsmen. He has been working with the Indian team’s batting order for the past five years. He has worked under both Anil Kumble and Ravi Shastri. But India’s middle order problems still remain unsolved.
Pravin Amre, like Bangar, hasn’t had a strong career playing for India but has been working as coach with different teams all over the world. He has worked with many IPL teams and was the head scout of Delhi Capitals last season where he was associated to the likes of Ricky Ponting and Saurav Ganguly.
Many Indian players including Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik are known to have sought out to Amre for his coaching lessons.
Amre is currently the batting consultant for USA cricket and the supreme court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) recently said that the appointment of the support staff shall be done by the selection committee.
Since BCCI invited fresh applications for various positions, many notable names have come up in the race for those positions.
Earlier, it was reported that the likes of Mahela Jayawerdene have applied for the position of head coach, although a Cricket Advisory Comittee (CAC) member believed that the position of head coach could be retained by Ravi Shastri while all other positions are up for grabs.
Most recently, Jhonty Rhodes was reported to have applied for the position of fielding coach, competing with the current fielding coach R. Sridhar.