The India cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri is looking to exit after the conclusion of the ICC T20 World Cup in November as his contract is ending post the World T20. He has already informed some cricket Board members about his plan of exit.
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Who else is planning to part ways from the Indian cricket team?
According to reports some of the other cricket staff are already in talks with the IPL team as their journey with team India has come to an end. Head coach bowling coach Bharat Arun, fielding coach R Shridhar and batting coach Bikram Rathour are all set to exit after the T20 World Cup to be held across October-November in UAE.
Ravi Shastri’s commendable journey as a coach of the Indian cricket team
Shastri was first appointed as a director of the team in 2014 till the T20 World Cup in 2016. After that Anil Kumble took over the team as a head coach for a year.
Post his departure Sastri made full time in 2017 after India’s defeat in the Champions Trophy Final. Under his coaching, the team had earned plenty of success and India won two away series in Australia before reaching the finals of the World Test Championship in July.
Team India has improved a lot and seen a drastic change in performance under Shastri’s guidance. They also enjoyed success in the West Indies and Sri Lanka.
Another achievement was winning the white-the-white-ball series in South Africa. The team also went on to dominate the show against Australia, South Africa, England, and West Indies under Shastri.
Who will be the preferred option to play Shastri’s role?
According to protocol, the BCCI will invite applications for the vacant coaching positions after the T20 World Cup.
There are possibilities that Rahul Dravid may be the next ideal candidate for head coach of the Indian cricket team. Dravid has been the Chief of the National Cricket Academy (NCA).
And recently he also managed the second-string Indian side in Sri Lanka. Coincidentally Dravid’s contract with the NCA will end in September.