Abhay Sharma has sought the role of fielding coach for Team India. He had earlier emerged as one of the leading candidates for the job and was expected to apply. He has already worked with the India A and India U-19 teams and possesses a wealth of knowledge. R Sridhar, Team India’s current fielding coach, will leave the team in November, and the management is seeking a replacement. Sharma’s application for the role of fielding coach for Team India has been confirmed by a BCCI source.

“Abhay (Sharma) has submitted his application today,” a BCCI insider told The Hindu. Sharma represented Delhi, Railways, and Rajasthan in 89 first-class matches. When India came to Zimbabwe in 2016, he was the fielding coach for the team. In the same year, he accompanied the team on tours to the United States and the West Indies.

Harmanpreet Kaur, a member of the women’s cricket team, recently praised Sharma for his work with the team on their journey to England earlier this year. He, on the other hand, was not a member of the group for their next multi-format tour in Australia. Abhay Sharma has been a member of the Indian team on 10 India A tours. Sharma is also one of the National Cricket Academy’s instructors and has worked closely with Rahul Dravid.

Ravi Shastri’s time as India’s head coach expires in November, and he is currently on his final assignment with the team for the T20 World Cup. The BCCI has been putting their heads together to find a successor for him in the side. It was already stated that the board is looking to replace him with an Indian.

Rahul Dravid, who has lately applied for the job, is the most likely candidate. “It’s going to be really fascinating,” former India cricketer and broadcaster Aakash Chopra said when asked about it. If he’s entered his name, it’s a race that no other coach can win. Others’ applications are already superfluous now that Rahul Dravid has put his name forward.”