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Vikram Rathour likely to succeed Sanjay Bangar as India's batting coach

Vikram Rathour is likely to succeed Sanjay Bangar as India's batting coach, the BCCI said in a statement on Thursday.

Rathour stood out on the list of the candidates who were interviewed by the BCCI. Sanjay Bangar was on the second number while former England batting coach, Mark Ramprakash, was listed third.

"Vikram Rathour has got enough experience and we are convinced with his skill sets (as a coach)," BCCI chief executive Rahul Johri told reporters.

"The team management had their own views but looking ahead we felt there should be some freshness in the support staff."

The 50-year-old Rathour played six Tests and seven ODIs between 1996-97, but had a solid first-class career for Punjab with over 11,000 first class runs to his name.

Bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach Ramakrishnan Sridhar were retained for their respective roles that will formally be announced by the BCCI very soon.

The support staff will work under head coach Ravi Shastri, who was retained by the BCCI ahead of Tom Moody and Mike Hesson.