Farhart, who has almost three decades of professional experience, has been roped in to replace Nitin Patel, who had recently resigned due to personal reasons, reports a website.

Farhart will be joined by Shankar Basu and Arun Kanade, who will be on board as strength and conditioning expert and masseur, respectively.

All three have been handed a one-year contract, with Kanade assuming responsibility in Zimbabwe earlier this month. Farhart and Basu will take charge in Sri Lanka with the three-match Test series starting August 12.

Farhart has been associated with IPL franchise Mumbai Indians, while Basu is currently the Royal Challengers Bangalore trainer.

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