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Meet Vikram Rathour: India's new batting coach who boasted of an impressive form during the '90s

Rathour made 1473 runs at an average of 49.66 in 146 matches.

, ET Bureau|
Aug 24, 2019, 11.43 AM IST
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In the Test matches Vikram Rathour played, the new batting coach had an average of 13.10 with a high score of 44 at The Wanderers in South Africa.
Sanjay Bangar has been replaced by the former Indian cricketer while his fellow coaches R Sridhar and Bharat Arun retained their places as fielding and bowling coaches respectively

After India's loss at the World Cup in England last month, the head of batting coach, Sanjay Bangar has rolled. Interestingly, head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar have retained their jobs.

Vikram Rathour replaces Bangar as batting coach. The 50-year-old from Punjab played six Test matches and seven ODIs for India from 1996 to 1997. Known for his first class cricket batting form, Rathour made 1473 runs at an average of 49.66 in 146 matches.

In the Test matches he played, the new batting coach had an average of 13.10 with a high score of 44 at The Wanderers in South Africa. On the ODI front, Rathour's average is a bit better with 27.57 that includes two fifties.

A right-handed opening batsman, Rathour retired from cricket in 2003. He lived in England for seven years after that only to return to India to coach his home team, Punjab. The bearded fence of Punjab as he was well known on the domestic circuit was a selector of the Indian team from 2012 to 2016. Besides Punjab, Rathour has also coached Himachal Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy.

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