Troy Cooley
Troy Cooley. (Photo: Twitter)

Famed Australian coach Troy Cooley is going to join the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru as the fast bowling coach for a period of three years if reports are to be believed. Cooley is considered one of the best fast bowling coaches in world cricket.

His best moment of glory in cricket which got him this legendary status came in the epic 2005 Ashes series between Australia and England when Cooley was the bowling coach of the Michael Vaughan-led English unit. Thanks to his guidance and understanding of how Australian batters played their game, England managed to win the historic series at home.

The success of Andrew Flintoff, Matthew Hoggard, Simon Jones, and Steve Harmison was attributed to the presence of Cooley in the English dressing room, and they made life a nightmare for Australian batters.

Andrew Flintoff of England with Troy Cooley the England bowling coach. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)
Andrew Flintoff of England with Troy Cooley the England bowling coach. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)

“I would say one of the biggest successes for both Sourav (Ganguly) and Jay (Shah) is to convince Troy Cooley to work with India’s next batch of pacers at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). We are hearing that BCCI is giving Cooley a three-year contract and he will closely coordinate with the head of Cricket VVS Laxman,” a senior BCCI official privy to the development told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

After the 2005 Ashes, Australia roped Cooley as their bowling coach and he worked till 2010-11 season after which he joined Cricket Australia’s Centre of Excellence in Brisbane.

Hrishikesh Kanitkar, SS Das To Be Batting Coaches At NCA Along With Sitanshu Kotak

PTI also reported that former India cricketers and domestic stalwarts Hrishikesh Kanitkar, Shiv Sunder Das, and Sitanshu Kotak will be appointed as the batting coaches at the NCA. Kotak has already been named as part of the coaching staff for India A tour of South Africa later this month.

Hrishikesh Kanitkar. Photo- Rediff
Hrishikesh Kanitkar. Photo- Rediff

Sairaj Bahutule, former India and Mumbai leggie will be the spin bowling coach while the three fielding coaches employed by the BCCI for NCA specific roles are Subhadeep Ghosh, T Diliep, and Munish Bali.

Diliep is currently working with the Indian senior team for the series against New Zealand while Subhadeep is currently going to accompany the A team to South Africa. Bali is expected to work with the India U-19.

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