Bharat Arun appointed bowling coach of Indian cricket team

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It seems Shastri, who managed to have his way in front of the BCCI and the Committee of Administrators (CoA) and appoint Bharat Arun as the bowling coach ahead of India team veteran Zaheer Khan, is interested in returning the favour to Tendulkar.

Former Australian pacer Jason Gillespie has revealed that he "seriously considered" applying for the post of Team India head coach which has now been bagged by Ravi Shastri.

Kumble resigns as team India coach amidst reports of breakdown in relationship with team captain Virat Kohli. "I feel have matured a lot in the last two weeks", said Shastri at the pre-departure press conference for the series.

The number one ranked Indian team is set to take on a record breaking Sri Lankan Test side at Galle in the first Test starting July 26.

"I don't think there is added pressure because what has to happen will happen". I will carry on from where I left.

"We do have the culture now to win Test matches and series away. He will also be backed up by the team and I am sure Ravi will be a great replacement for Anil Kumble", Hayden concluded. I don't come with any baggage. "I only have the bat in my hand, my job is to do my best, lot of speculations around", Kohli concluded. Shastri was selected from a pool of five shortlisted candidates who had applied for one of the most glamorous and high-profile jobs in world cricket. If you look at the average age of that team a couple of years ago; obviously the players have matured from then on, it's been 24 months. "I think this support staff is very experienced", he said.

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"All depends on their availability, it depends on the individual, how many days they want to give to the team. We showed that we have the ability and we can win from any situation".

Shastri was the Indian team's director between 2014 and 2016 and was a part of the support staff for the 2015 ICC World Cup as well.

"I certainly don't take added pressure because the responsibility has been given to me".

Shastri and his support staff's first assignment will be the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka, when the Indian team lands there on Wednesday for three Tests, five One-day Internationals (ODI) and a solitary T20 global, starting July 26.

"When you play the game you want your mind clear". With Shastri's appointment as the coach and Angelo Mathews stepping down as the Sri Lankan skipper, both the teams are in the process of restructuring.

"He hasn't said no to be consultant, just that we need to work out how it is going".