Former off-spinner Ramesh Powar, who played 2 Tests and 31 ODIs for India, ventured into coaching after retiring from the sport in 2015.
Ramesh Powar played international cricket for India between 2004 and 2007 (Reuters Photo)
- Ramesh Powar picked 40 international wickets for India across 2 formats (2 Tests, 31 ODIs)
- Powar has previously coached the Indian women’s cricket team and NCA in Bengaluru
- Mumbai is placed in Elite Group D in the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy starting February 20
Former India off-spinner Ramesh Powar has been appointed as head coach of Mumbai for the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy which will start from February 20.
Powar will be replacing former Mumbai batsman Amit Pagnis, who quit after team’s poor performance show in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Powar, who played 2 Tests and 31 ODIs for India, ventured into coaching after retiring from the sport in 2015. He coached the Indian women’s cricket team and was the spin bowling coach at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru until September last year.
“I’m thankful to the CIC (Cricket Improvement Committee) and MCA for trusting my coaching abilities and I am looking forward to the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
“I am looking forward to create healthy and positive atmosphere in the dressing room. We want to create a brand of cricket which Mumbai was known for in the past.
“All these players are good, but why then are we not able to become a team that is invincible? That is my challenge,” Powar said after his appointment.
Mumbai’s squad for the Vijay Hazare Trophy will be picked on Wednesday and India batsman Shreyas Iyer, who had missed the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy due to an injury, is available for selection, a source in the know how said.
In the Vijay Hazare Trophy, the domestic 50-over tournament, Mumbai is placed in Elite Group D alongside Delhi, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Pondicherry. Mumbai’s matches will be played in Jaipur.