India confirms Ravi Shastri’s successor

India confirms Ravi Shastri’s successor

Rahul Dravid, former captain of India and member of the ICC Hall of Fame, will succeed Ravi Shastri as head coach of the Indian men’s team.

Dravid, who was previously the India A and U19 coach, will take over after the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, when Shastri’s tenure comes to an end.

His first loan will be the home series against New Zealand.

The Cricket Control Board in India had invited applications for the position in October and the position was chosen by the Cricket Advisory Committee which includes former cricketers Sulakshana Naik and RP Singh.

“It is an absolute honor to be appointed the new head coach of the Indian cricket team,” Dravid said in a statement.

“I am looking forward to taking on this role. With Mr. Shastri, the team has done very well and I look forward to working with the team to move it forward.”

“Having worked closely with most of the guys in the NCA, U19, and India A setup, I know they have the passion and desire to improve every day. There are some big multi-team events in the next two years, and I look forward to looking forward to working with the players and support staff to reach our potential. “

Dravid, who has been involved in player development and coaching roles with BCCI since 2015, has also been head of cricket at the National Cricket Academy. He guided three young Indian teams to the ICC U19 World Cups: while they were runners-up in 2016 and 2020, they lifted the trophy in 2018 in New Zealand. Earlier this year, he was the coach of the Indian limited team that played in Sri Lanka while Shastri was with the test team in England.

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Several young players who have stormed the Indian side in recent times have credited him for his development. “Rahul’s effort in the NCA has nurtured several young cricket talents who have gone on to represent the country on the international stage. I am hopeful that his new phase will take Indian cricket to new heights,” said BCCI President and former teammate of Dravid. Sourav Ganguly.

As a player, Dravid appeared in 504 matches for India, accumulating 24,208 in his career.

No announcement has yet been made about his coaching staff. Along with Shastri, the tenure of bowling coach B Arun, field coach R Sridhar and hitting coach Vikram Rathour has also ended.

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