Wasim Jaffer. (TOI Picture)
MUMBAI: In an attention-grabbing improvement, Mumbai stalwarts and former teammates Wasim Jaffer, an ex-India opener and Amol Muzumdar, who’ve plotted many a Ranji Trophy title victories collectively in the identical dressing room and shared many memorable partnerships, will now vie for the put up of head coach of the Mumbai senior crew for the forthcoming season.
In a slightly star-studded discipline, Jaffer and Muzumdar’s ex-teammate and one other home ‘big’ former India leg-spinner Sairaj Bahutule, India’s 1983 World Cup hero Balwinder Singh Sandhu and ex-Mumbai wicketkeeper Sulakshan Kulkarni, underneath whom Mumbai gained the Ranji Trophy within the 2012-13 season, are additionally amongst the 9 candidates for the job.
“The next candidates have utilized for the put up of coach of Mumbai senior males’s crew: Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Wasim Jaffer, Sairaj Bahutule, Amol Muzumdar, Sulakshan Kulkarni, Pradeep Sunderam, Nandan Phadnis, Umesh Patwal, Vinod Raghvan. The Cricket Enchancment Committee (CIC) has determined to conduct their interviews this week,” Mumbai Cricket Affiliation (MCA) secretary Sanjay Naik informed TOI on Monday.
The MCA’s CIC is headed by former India batsman and nationwide selector Jatin Paranjape, and contains ex-India gamers Vinod Kambli and Nilesh Kulkarni.
Jaffer, a batting coach with Punjab Kings within the IPL, coached Uttarakhand final season within the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, earlier than a fallout with Cricket Affiliation of Uttarakhand (CAU) secretary Mahim Verma over choice points pressured him to give up his place. Jaffer objected Verma’s interference in choice, whereas the CAU accused him of selling Muslim gamers within the crew and bringing maulvis to the dressim room of the aspect for non secular prayers. Following the allegations, Jaffer obtained super help from many cricketers, together with India leg spin nice Anil Kumble.
The 43-year-old performed 31 Assessments, by which he scored 1944 [email protected], with 5 tons of and 11 fifties, and two ODIs. In a wonderful, epic first-class profession for Mumbai after which Vidarbha, the previous Mumbai captain performed 260 video games, by which he scored 19,410, slamming 57 tons of and 91 fifties. He’s the very best run-scorer within the historical past of the Ranji Trophy, with Muzumdar, by the way, being the second highest. Wasim was a member of the Mumbai crew from 1996-1997 to 2012-2013, a aspect that gained eight Ranji championships, and twice he led them to the title.
The 64-year-old Sandhu performed eight Assessments and 22 ODIs, however is most well-known for dislodging West Indies opener nice Gordon Greenidge’s off-stump to offer India an ideal begin within the 1983 World Cup closing. Sandhu has coached Mumbai (to the Ranji Trophy title within the 1996-97 season) and Madhya Pradesh previously.
TOI had reported on Might 18 that with Ramesh Powar, who coached the Mumbai crew to the Vijay Hazare Trophy title final season, having been appointed because the coach of the India ladies’s crew, the Mumbai Cricket Affiliation (MCA) has rapidly swung into motion to discover a new coach.
The MCA floated the advert on Might 17, and the deadline for making use of for the put up expired on Monday at 5 pm on Monday. To be a coach for the Mumbai senior crew, one ought to have performed a minimal of fifty first-class matches, be a Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA) licensed coach, ought to have the expertise of teaching a state crew/IPL franchisee/NCA, and ought to be residing in Mumbai.
Muzumdar, who misplaced out narrowly to Powar the final time, although continues to be a frontrunner to bag the job this time. A former Mumbai Ranji-winning captain, Muzumdar scored a report 11,167 runs in 171 first-class video games @48.13, with 30 tons of and 60 fifties in addition. Publish retirement, he was a batting coach with the NCA, the Rajasthan Royals and the visiting South African crew to India in 2019, apart from being a TV commentator in home cricket.
Bahutule too has a powerful case. In addition to that includes in two Assessments and eight ODIs, he performed 188 first-class video games, by which he took 630 [email protected], and scored 6176 [email protected] Publish his retirement, he coached Vidarbha, Kerala, Bengal (for 4 years) and was Gujarat’s coach for the previous two seasons. He’s additionally the RR spin bowling coach, and in 2017, labored with Australia’s younger spinners at Cricket Australia’s Centre of Excellence in Brisbane.
Below Kulkarni, Mumbai reached the semifinals in 2011-12 and the quarters within the 2013-14 season, apart from profitable the Ranji Trophy as soon as. He has coached Vidarbha and Chhatisgarh too. The 54-year-old was the coach of India’s specially-abled cricket crew which gained the inaugural T20 Bodily Incapacity World Cricket Collection in 2019.