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Sairaj Bahutule Named Gujarat Coach For Upcoming Season

IANS |July 1, 2019, 4:05 PM IST
Sairaj Bahutule Named Gujarat Coach For Upcoming Season

Vadodara: Former India leg-spinner Sairaj Bahutule has been roped in as the coach of the Gujarat team, an official said Monday.

Bahutule, 46, coached teams like Bengal in the past.

"The former leg-spinner (Bahutule) will coach Gujarat for the forthcoming season," Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) vice president Parimal Nathwani told PTI.

According to Nathwani, GCA in the past relied on "local coaches" for its Ranji Trophy side, but now it has roped in Bahutule to strengthen the team.

"The GCA wanted an experienced hand (to guide players in) domestic cricket tournaments and needed a coach who could communicate with a young team," he said.

The association deemed Bahutule fit for the job and hence, approached him, Nathwani said.

Mumbai-born Bahutule played 2 Tests and 8 ODIs for India. A domestic stalwart, he took 630 wickets in 188 first class games.

He earlier applied for the job of the Mumbai team's coach, but the Mumbai Cricket Association is yet to decide on it.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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