Nick Webb likely to become India's strength and conditioning coach

The All India Senior Selection Committee, along with fitness expert Ranadeep Moitra, conducted a practical assessment of five short-listed candidates for the post.

The conclusion of the appointment of the new Strength and Conditioning Coach is now left to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri.   -  AP

The All-India Senior Selection Committee along with fitness expert Ranadeep Moitra met at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru to conduct a practical assessment of the five shortlisted candidates for the post of Strength and Conditioning Coach of Team India (Senior Men).

The selection committee has shortlisted three candidates in the order of priority, which is as below.

1) Nick Webb

2) Luke Woodhouse

3) Rajnikanth Sivagnanam

The conclusion of the appointment is now left to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri.

Earlier, after interviewing nearly 80 candidates for various support staff positions for the Indian cricket team over the week, the MSK Prasad-led national selection committee recommended three candidates in each categories in the order of preference.

While it has chosen former India cricketer and former national selector, Vikram Rathour, as the top choice for the batting coach’s role, incumbent coach Sanjay Bangar and England’s Mark Ramprakash are the two other options.

Similarly, incumbent bowling coach, Bharat Arun, has been preferred as the top choice for the position, followed by Paras Mhambrey and Venkatesh Prasad.

As far as fielding coach is concerned, the committee has suggested the name of R. Sridhar as the top choice, followed by Abhay Sharma and T. Dilip.