Rahul Dravid to be appointed head coach of Team India: Reports
Former India captain, Rahul Dravid is the favorite to be the next head coach of the Indian men’s team. It is understood that BCCI officials had discussions with Dravid ahead of the IPL final, and he accepted the role.
âYes, Rahul agreed to coach the Indian team until the 2023 World Cup. Initially he was reluctant. But it is understood that President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah had a meeting with Rahul in margin of the IPL final where they were able to convince him, âa BCCI official told PTI on condition of anonymity.
Paras Mhambrey will be the new bowling coach while Vikram Rathour will continue to be the batting coach
According to The Times of India, Dravid’s contract will last until 2023. He will take over after the 2021 T20 World Cup, which ends in November. Dravid is currently the head of the National Cricket Academy and will step down from that post before becoming the head coach of India. Dravid will be joined by Paras Mhambrey as bowling coach while Vikram Rathour will continue as batting coach.
The basic idea behind the Dravid-Mhambrey combination in the Indian squad setup is to make sure the transition goes smoothly. Over the next couple of years we will see a lot of senior players retiring and younger players entering the squad. Rahul Dravid and Paras worked at the U-19 level, India A, and also traveled to Sri Lanka recently with the Indian team. Paras Mhambrey was the head coach of India’s Under-19 cricket team at the 2020 World Cup.
âRohit will be 35 next year, Virat is just days away from his 33rd birthday. Aside from them, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Ajinkya Rahane are all fantastic players. But at some point in the next couple of years, they will be phased out. The players who should enter are mostly from the U-19 configuration. It is therefore imperative that Dravid be appointed, âthe source said.
Rahul Dravid, the man behind India’s phenomenal strength on the bench
Dravid has played a key role in building a strong Indian team. He has played a key role in the rise of Indian youth in recent years. Including Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Sanju Samson, etc. He also won an U-19 World Cup in 2018 as coach of India.
Rahul Dravid recently traveled to Sri Lanka as the head coach of India’s limited overtaking team. India won the ODI series 2-1 in Sri Lanka but lost the T20I series 1-2 under Dravid. At the end of the series, he was asked if he wanted to be India’s long-term head coach. Dravid said: âI haven’t really thought of anything far away, to be honest. I like to do what I do.
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