Former India all-rounder Sanjay Bangar was on Thursday appointed national head coach for the limited overs tour of Zimbabwe, starting June 11 while ex-domestic cricketer Abhay Sharma was named fielding coach. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also announced that former cricketer Koka Ramesh will tour with the men in blue as administrative manager.
India will play the first ODI on June 11. The Dhoni-led young Indian brigade will take on Zimbabwe in three ODIs and as many T20Is in Harare. “Sanjay Bangar has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian cricket team for the forthcoming tour to Zimbabwe, comprising three ODIs and three T20Is to be played in Harare,” BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke said.