It took one dismal world cup performance to finally convince the BCCI to appoint separate coaches for bowling and fielding. Thirumalai Ananthanpillai Sekhar, the chief coach at the MRF Pace Foundation would have been my choice for being the bowling coach of the Indian Cricket Team. But Venkatesh Prasad is not a bad choice at all. He has been coaching the junior teams over the past few years and has been doing it really well. Bowling coaches are usually fast-bowling coaches - the reason probably being that modern day teams have very few slow bowlers in their ranks. Sekhar has been instrumental in moulding the careers of quite a few fast-bowlers of this generation, but doesn't really have much to offer to the spinners. Prasad holds the slight edge here (not because he used to bowl quite a few slow deliveries towards the end of his career) because he has a bit of experience at wholistic coaching. Another reason could be that Prasad (given his age) is being seen as someone who could handle the mantle of being the full-coach at some point down the line.