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Robin Singh contends for Indian cricket head coach post
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Robin Singh contends for Indian cricket head coach post

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Raising challenge to current Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri, former India all-rounder Robin Singh has applied for the position of coach of the national men's cricket team.

Robin has coached various teams in the last 15 years and brings with him a wealth of experience in the department. Robin Singh was India's fielding coach from during 2007-09, while also helming the affairs with the India Under-19 and 'A' teams and has also had a successful stint as an assistant coach with Indian Premier League champions Mumbai Indians.

While speaking to Hindu after submit his application, Robin Singh said that the current Indian team needs change as under Ravi Shastri, they have lost in multiple ICC tournaments knockout games. Robin feels that it is the right time to start preparing for the next World Cup and his experience could come in handy.

"Under the current coach, India has lost in the semifinals of two successive ODI World Cups and in the last four stage of the World Twenty20 championship as well. Now is the time to prepare for the 2023 World Cup and a change could be good for the side,” he said.

He also said that India could have avoided a defeat against New Zealand in the World Cup semifinal if a different batting strategy had applied.

"You got to transport yourself mentally into the game, put yourself in situations that the team and the players face, be a part of the moves, get into the players' mind. You can do this, only if you understand the game technically.

Tom Moody, Mahela Jayawardene and Mike Hesson are the other notable candidates who are expected to apply for the post.