On Penney and Dawes, the official line from BCCI was that they were given a break for the five-match ODI series beginning Aug 25 but a top official said that they have been dropped. "They have actually been dropped. We will take a call on both Penney and Dawes after the series in over," a top BCCI official told IANS. The BCCI has also appointed former India all-rounder Sanjay Bangar and former fast bowler Bharat Arun as the assistant coaches while R. Sridhar will join the as the fielding coach for the ODI series.
It was after five years that BCCI has appointed Indians as assistant coaches. Venkatesh Prasad and Robin Singh, who were appointed in 2007, were sacked as the bowling and the fielding coaches in 2009.