After the T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli’s side India is set to usher in a new era, with a big coaching overhaul
on the horizon. After the World Cup, current head coach Ravi Shastri is poised to say his final goodbyes
to the Indian cricket squad. According to The Indian Express, Shastri has already informed some of the
BCCI’s top authorities about the situation.
If Rahul Dravid, the former India captain, decides to apply for the post, he will be a strong contender.
According to the Indian Express, Ravi Shastri has informed some board members that he intends to walk
down after the T20 World Cup. After the World Cup, Shastri’s contract will also expire. But why is it that
Does Shastri want to leave?
- The BCCI has set a 60-year-old upper age restriction for head coach positions.
- Shastri will only be able to coach the team for another year at the age of 59, therefore the BCCI and the Head Coach are looking at other options.
- The BCCI’s comments also suggest that the Board is now looking beyond Shastri.
Not just Shastri, but also fielding coach R Sridhar, bowling coach Bharat Arun, and batting coach
Vikram Rathour is expected to depart from the Indian team. Some officials believe Rahul Dravid is the finest candidate, and the former Indian batsman served as the head coach during
the team’s recent trip to Sri Lanka. Dravid, who has worked extensively with the U-19 and ‘A’
teams as well as the NCA is familiar with a number of players on the team and would be a
strong contender if he applied. Dravid’s contract with the NCA expires in September and The
Wall could be in line for a new opportunity.