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Abhishek Nayar set to become India’s new assistant coach, BCCI bows down to Gautam Gambhir’s demand

Abhishek Nayar set to become India’s new assistant coach, BCCI bows down to Gautam Gambhir’s demand

According to a report, one of Dravid's support staff is likely to be retained in Team India set up when Gambhir takes over.

Who will be on Gautam Gambhir’s support staff now that he has been named Team India‘s new head coach? The contracts of fielding coach T Dilip, batting coach Vikram Rathour, and bowling coach Paras Mhambrey expired along with Rahul Dravid’s run as head coach. According to a report, KKR batting coach Abhishek Nayar is set to join Gautam Gambhir in Team India set up.

Gambhir clear with demand for Abhishek Nayar as assistant coach

According to a report by Cricbuzz, Gambhir specifically asked for Abhishek Nayar following their successful stint with KKR in IPL 2024. Abhishek Nayar has been a vital part of the KKR set up for quite some time now. A lot of KKR youngsters have spoken highly of Nayar, with Gambhir being impressed by Nayar’s work ethic as well.

Fielding coach T Dilip likely to join Team Gambhir

The report further claims that Gambhir is likely to retain fielding coach T Dilip. BCCI issued a statement to thank the whole support staff of Dravid. It led to speculation that they were all being let go.

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Gambhir looking at former teammates as bowling coach

For the bowling coach position, the Cricbuzz report claims that names like Lakshmipathy Balaji and Vinay Kumar are being discussed. Notably, both have worked with Gambhir in the past.

The BCCI is likely to announce Gambhir’s deputies within a few days, with most of Gambhir’s demands set to be met.

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