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Experts Speak: How will the appointment of Ravi Shastri and co. help team India?
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has roped in Ravi Shastri, Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun, R Sridhar to look after the affairs of Indian cricket in the upcoming ODI series against England. But, Duncan Fletcher would still remain as the head coach for team India, while many claim that the coach could well be on his way out in the near future.

But, the Indian contingent mentioned above have a tough task in hand as well, for the Indian players seemed to have hit rock bottom and needs to wake up in order to defeat the Englishmen on the shorter format of the game. Revenge time! 

It would not be right for BCCI and Indian fans alike to see an improvement overnight in the team's performance. But, one can expect things to get better (it cannot get any worse) with Ravi Shastri overlooking things as the team director. 

Merinews.com got in touch with some former cricketers and asked them as to how can Shastri and co. help team India come up with a better performance.

Karsan Ghavri, former Indian cricketer

Karsan Ghavri''Ravi being selected as a team can be of a great help to team India. Everyone in the Indian team seems to sleeping, including players and the coaches. His words will wake them up from their sleep. As a senior and well respected Indian player, other players will listen to his wise words. Apart from this, his communication will be a good asset as he knows both Hindi and English, so he can talk in Hindi when his ideas are not understood by some players.''

Lalchand Rajput, former Indian cricketer

Lalchand Rajput''The Indian team is at the bottom level right now. Ravi being an experienced campaigner, can bring in the much needed positivity to the players. This change of guard is always good for the Indian team, as there will be fresh ideas as well. On the other hand, the Indian players can talk about problems to the Indian coaching staff, which primarily includes Indians, so there will be no lack of communication. But, one has to remember that Ravi cannot change things instantly, but the most important thing is that Ravi should help the players in getting their confidence and self-belief back as well.''

Anshuman Gaekwad, former Indian Coach and cricketer

Anshuman Gaekwad''The Indian team is on dire straits after putting up such an embarrassing performance against England in the just concluded Test series. Any kind of input from Ravi is going to be valuable for the players. He can bring back the morale of the team. The players are also aware now that if they fail to listen to his instructions, they could well be thrown out of the team. The Indian players will listen to Indian coaches more than a foreigner.''

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