Former Indian cricketers are being demanded hugely for the upcoming 2016 World T20, which is scheduled to be held in India from 8th March to 3rd April, 2016.
Former Indian spinner Sunil Joshi has been appointed Oman’s spin bowling coach. Oman has qualified for the ICC World T20 2016, which will be their first ever participant in any ICC’s major tournament.
Joshi told the Hindu, “It gives me an opportunity to work with an international team in such a big event.”
Joshi added, “I believe a coach should be able to demonstrate (in practice sessions) what he teaches.”
Joshi will serve Oman along with their head coach Duleep Mendis.
Joshi said, “Duleep Mendis is the head coach and we can both relate a lot on how to play and bowl spin. Eventually it would help the team to be aware of the nuances of slow bowling.”
On the other hand, another former Indian all-rounder Manoj Prabhakar has been named Afghanistan bowling coach for the 2016 ICC World T20. Prabhakar will work in the Afghanistan team with their head coach Inzamam-ul-Haq.
Prabhakar told the Hindu, “I am glad I can guide the Afghan team. They have immense talent and I am sure, in the years to come, the Afghanistan team would emerge as a force to reckon with in all forms of the game. They have shown a healthy keenness to learn the finer points of the game.”
In the 2016 World T20 preliminary stage, Oman is placed in the tough group along with Bangladesh, Ireland and Netherlands in Group A; while Afghanistan grouped with Zimbabwe, Scotland and Hong Kong in Group B.
Earlier, Cricket Australia (CA) had hired former Indian cricketer Sridharan Sriram as a consultant for the 2016 World T20.