Coaches India team has had in the past
Updated - Jun 24, 2016 1:42 pm
The hunt for a coach of the India cricket team is turning into one of the biggest events in Indian cricket these days. Never before has the appointment of a coach been as widespread as it is currently. With 57 candidates at their disposal, the BCCI is set to ponder on the available coaches and match them with their respective credentials. However, we take a quick look to see some of the names from the past with an aim to establish a trend of appointment over the years. That said, here is a list of the past coaches of the Indian cricket team.
1. Ajit Wadekar (1992-1996)
Former Indian skipper Ajit Wadekar served as Indian coach from 1992 to 1996. Having served as the first official coach of the Indian cricket team, Wadekar instilled a winning mentality in the squad. He worked extremely well with then skipper Mohammad Azharuddin as the Indians became one of the most fearsome sides in the world. They whitewashed a strong England side at home 3-0 and went unbeaten in 14 Test matches from 1992 to 1994. He also oversaw the Indian side’s ODI renaissance as they won several tournaments including the Hero Cup and the Titan Cup. He also holds the unique distinction to represent the country as Test player, captain, coach/manager and the chairman of selectors. Lala Amarnath and Chandu Borde are the only other players to achieve this distinction.