The Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) has roped in former India cricketer Sunil Joshi as the head coach of Uttar Pradesh for one year. The cricketer-turned coach will hope to bring in all his expertise and guide the side which has some quality players in their ranks.
Joshi has earlier worked with the Bangladesh Cricket team as a spin consultant. His tenure came to an end after the end of the ICC World Cup 2019. During his service, Sunil Joshi has done a good job with many spinners coming up the ranks in the Bangladesh side.
He has also worked with Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, and other from close quarters. Shakib and Mehidy have grown in stature under the watchful eyes of Joshi. The former left-arm spinner, who hails from Karnataka will look to bring all his expertise and lift the Uttar Pradesh team.
UPCA confirmed the appointment of Sunil Joshi as their head coach. He will take over the charge from September 20 ahead of the Vijay Hazare Trophy starting from September 24. Meanwhile, the UPCA has not yet decided on the captaincy.
“We have appointed Sunl Joshi as coach of our team for one year. He will join the camp before the Vijay Hazare trophy,” Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) Secretary Yudhvir Singh told PTI-Bhasha.
Sunil Joshi had earlier applied for the post of India’s bowling coach. However, he lost the race as the selectors decided to give incumbent coach Bharat Arun another term considering his excellent work with the side in the last three years. It will be a challenge for Joshi to lead Uttar Pradesh to any of the domestic titles this year.