Jonty Rhodes is being considered for India’s new fielding coach role, as per a report by RevSportz, although he has not yet received a formal approach.

Former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes is reportedly in the running to become India’s new fielding coach. He is currently serving in the same role for the Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League. Although there hasn’t been a formal approach yet, Rhodes’s name is reportedly circulating at the BCCI headquarters. Presently, T Dilip holds the position of fielding coach for the Indian team.

This development comes as Gautam Gambhir is set to replace Rahul Dravid as India’s new head coach, with an announcement expected by the end of June. Similar to Dravid, Gambhir is likely to bring in his own coaching staff.

Historically, the BCCI has appointed all-Indian coaching staff since Ravi Shastri and Rahul Dravid’s tenure. However, BCCI secretary Jay Shah hinted at a possible change, stating, “If the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) selects a foreign coach, I can’t interfere.”

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When Dravid became head coach in 2021, he brought in Paras Mhambrey as the bowling coach along with Dilip. Interestingly, both Gambhir and Rhodes have previously worked together at LSG. Before that, Rhodes was associated with the five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians.

Jonty Rhodes had previously applied for India’s fielding coach position, expressing his love for the country and noting that both his children were born here. Despite applying in 2019, R. Sridhar was chosen as the fielding coach under Ravi Shastri’s tenure.

Meanwhile, Rahul Dravid will be optimistic about ending his stint as Team India’s head coach with a title in the T20 World Cup 2024.

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Last Updated on June 17, 2024

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