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India turn to Shastri

Ravi Shastri has been appointed as India's Team Director for the forthcoming one-day international series with England.

His appointment comes a part of a shake-up of the coaching structure following India's 3-1 defeat in the Test series.

Duncan Fletcher remains as head coach, but Shastri, who played 80 Tests and 150 one-dayers matches between 1981 and 1992, has been placed "overall in-charge of cricket affairs of the Indian team".

Fielding coach Trevor Penney bowling coach Joe Dawes have been stood down for the ODI series.

A spokesman said: "In their continuing efforts to re-energise the support to the team, the BCCI has given a break to the bowling coach Mr Joe Dawes and the fielding coach, Mr Trevor Penney for the one day series and appointed Mr Sanjay Bangar, former Indian all-rounder and former India fast bowler Mr Bharat Arun as the assistant coaches of the team.

"Mr R.Sridhar will join the support team as the fielding coach for the one day series."

India won the second Test at Lord's to go 1-0 up in the five-match series before losing the next three matches heavily, including a humiliating innings and 244 runs defeat within three days at The Oval in the final outing.

The five-match ODI series begins at Bristol on Monday, with one Twenty20 international to follow.

Watch England play India in the first ODI on Monday on Sky Sports 2, with coverage from 10am.