Paras Mhambrey applies for Team India’s bowling coach job- Report

Mhambrey traveled with the U-19 and India A teams as head coach on various tours | AFP

A BCCI source revealed that former India pacer Paras Mhambrey has applied for the position of the Indian cricket team’s bowling coach on Monday (October 25).

He is currently serving as the bowling coach of the India A team and U19 Indian cricket team and has been associated with the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for nearly a decade.

A senior BCCI official told PTI on Monday: “Yes, Paras has officially applied for the post today. The deadline for application closes on Tuesday, October 26. Paras has the requisite experience, having been a part of the Indian cricket’s elite coaching system for the past decade.”

The BCCI believes that the next batch of fast bowlers is likely to comprise of those who have been coached or trained under Mhambrey either at U19 or A-team level after the current senior pacers like Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma, and Umesh Yadav retire from the game in coming years.

Mhambrey’s application for the bowling coach role means that people from his core team are interested in working with the national team. Earlier, BCCI sources had hinted that Rahul Dravid had been convinced to apply for the post of the Team India head coach after the T20 World Cup in 2021.

Noteworthy, 49-year-old Mhambrey played two Tests and three ODIs for India, as well as, played 91 first-class games and snared 284 wickets with 13 five-wicket hauls for Mumbai.