Rahul Dravid Appointed as Head Coach of Indian Cricket Team (Senior Men) | 2YODOINDIA

Rahul Dravid Appointed as Head Coach of Indian Cricket Team (Senior Men)

Rahul Dravid appoint as Head Coach after the ongoing T20 World Cup in the UAE. Rahul Dravid two-year term will begin with the upcoming home series against New Zealand, starting 17th November 2021.

In July, Rahul Dravid step in as interim head coach for the limited-overs series in Sri Lanka.

The series was held concurrently with the men’s Test tour of England, which was manage by Ravi Shastri.

Since then the speculation has been rise about Rahul Dravid taking over full time after Ravi Shastri’s tenure ended.

Ravi Shastri replace Anil Kumble in July 2017 will end his duty as head coach with many accomplishments.

Under Ravi Shastri India became the first Asian team to beat Australia in Australia (2018-19) in a Test series.

Team India went on to repeat that feat earlier this year.

India also made a run to the final of the inaugural World Test Championship, which they lost to New Zealand.

India took a 2-1 lead in the five-Test series in England before the series was postpone the final Test will take place next year because of a Covid-19-related concern in the Indian camp.

Rahul Dravid support staff is set to announce in due course. 

Paras Mhambrey, Rahul Dravid’s colleague at the NCA is the front-runner to replace Bharat Arun as bowling coach, Abhay Sharma and Ajay Ratra are among those who have apply for the position of fielding coach.

Current batting coach Vikram Rathour confirmed his re-application for the position.

Rahul Dravid takes over at a busy time, with India set to host New Zealand for three T20Is and two Tests.

India are schedule to tour South Africa for three Tests, three ODIs and four T20Is. Upon their return, India will host West Indies, Sri Lanka and South Africa as part of the 2021-22 home season.

Among Rahul Dravid’s immediate challenge is to oversee the captaincy transition in the T20I format with Virat Kohli set to give up captaincy after the T20I World Cup.

The Cricket Advisory Committee comprising Ms Sulakshana Naik and Mr RP Singh on unanimously appointed Rahul Dravid as the Head Coach of Team India (Senior Men).

The former India captain Rahul Dravid will take charge from the upcoming home series against New Zealand. 

The BCCI had invite applications for the position on 26th October 2021 to appoint Ravi Shastri’s successor, whose term gets over after the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup.

BCCI Said :

The Board congratulates Mr Shastri (former Team Director & Head Coach), Mr B. Arun (Bowling Coach), Mr R. Sridhar (Fielding Coach) and Mr Vikram Rathour (Batting Coach) on a successful tenure. Under Shastri, the Indian Cricket Team adopted a bold and fearless approach and performed creditably both in home and away conditions. India climbed to the top position in the Test format and made it to the final of the inaugural World Test Championship in England.

Sourav Ganguly, President, BCCI Said : 

The BCCI welcomes Rahul Dravid as the Head Coach of India’s senior men team. Rahul has had an illustrious playing career and is one of the greats of the game. He has also served Indian cricket as Head of National Cricket Academy (NCA) with distinction. Rahul’s effort at the NCA has nurtured several young cricketing talents who have gone on to represent the country at the international stage. I am hopeful that his new stint will take Indian cricket to new heights.

Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI Said : 

There is no better person than Rahul Dravid and I am delighted to see him being appointed as the Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team. With two World Cups scheduled to take place in the next two years, it is important to have a seamless transition, and the former India captain is the right man for the job. Having provided the much-needed direction to NCA and overseen the progression of the boys at India U-19 and India A level, we believe this is also a natural progression for him as a coach. I have no doubt that under him, the Indian team will dominate in all formats. The Board will soon make appointments of other coaching staff, who will support the Head Coach in jointly achieving our targets.

Rahul Dravid, Head Coach, Team India Said : 

It is an absolute honour to be appointed as the new Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team and I am really looking forward to this role. Under Mr Shastri, the team has done very well, and I hope to work with the team to take this forward.  Having worked closely with most of the boys either at NCA, U19 and India A setup, I know they have the passion and desire to improve every day. There are some marquee multi-team events in the next two years, and I look forward to working with the players and the support staff to achieve our potential.

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