Joe Dawes replaces Eric Simons as India’s bowling coach

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has sacked its bowling coach Eric Simons for Team India’s poor performance in Australia.

He has been replaced by former Australian first-class pacer Joe Dawes.

Simons’ contract, which expires at the end of the tour, will not be renewed, ending a two-year long tenure with the Indian team.

“Joe Dawes has been appointed the Bowling Coach of the Indian team, for a period of two years,” BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale said in a statement.

“He will replace Eric Simons, whose term ends at the completion of India’s ongoing tour of Australia.”

A right-arm paceman, Dawes represented Queensland in Australia’s domestic circuit in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

He got into coaching subsequently and is Queensland Cricket’s player professional development manager.

He went on to have stints as Bowling Coach of teams like South Australia and Adelaide Strikers (Big Bash League).

Simons, who joined the Indian team in January 2010 for a two-year term, is also the head coach of IPL team Delhi Daredevils.

He has been under fire since India’s inconsistent bowling show in England and in the four-match Test series in Australia.

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