Delhi: Former Indian spinner Sunil Joshi has been appointed as the chief selector of the Indian cricket team. Apart from Sunil Joshi, BCCI has also appointed Harvinder Singh as the selector. Now Sunil Joshi will replace former selector MSK Prasad.
It was discussed for a long time that Sunil Joshi would be the new team selector. The Cricket Advisory Committee has jointly selected the name of Sunil Joshi. The Cricket Advisory Committee consisted of RP Singh, Sulakshana Naik, and Madan Lal.
The 49-year-old Karnataka-born Sunil Joshi also batted right-handed with spin bowling with a left hand for the Indian team. He played 84 international matches (15 Tests and 69 ODIs) for the country in his career. During this time he scored 352 runs in Tests at an average of 20 and also took 41 wickets. At the same time, in ODIs, he took 69 wickets with 584 runs.
He also had a superb first-class record, scoring 615 wickets, scoring more than 5000 runs in 160 matches, after a brilliant performance in Ranji, he had a chance to make his Indian debut against England but was broken. Due to the finger, he returned without throwing a ball in Test debut.
BCCI announces Mr. Sunil Joshi and Mr. Harvinder Singh as members of the All-India Senior Selection Committee (Men).— BCCI (@BCCI) March 4, 2020
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Joshi’s magical spell in ODIs against South Africa is still remembered today. In 1999, he gave six runs with six maidens and took five wickets in 10 overs bowling against South Africa in Nairobi.
Sunil Joshi has also been an IPL player
Sunil, who retired from international cricket in 2011, also played for Bangalore in the first two seasons of the IPL. After retirement, he also coached several teams, becoming the coach of the Hyderabad Ranji team in 2011 and then Jammu and Kashmir in 2014.
After the termination of MSK Prasad’s term, Harvinder Singh, Devang Gandhi, Sarandeep Singh, and Jatin Paranjpe will work together on the new selection committee headed by Sunil Joshi. However, the tenures of Devang Gandhi, Sarandeep Singh, and Jatin Paranjpe will end in the next one year.
The announcement of the Indian ODI team against South Africa will now be headed by Sunish Joshi. The start of the ODI series against South Africa is going to start on March 12.