Team India Head Coach Contenders: The tenure of Team India Head Coach Rahul Dravid has ended after the ODI World Cup 2023. After Ravi Shastri, Dravid took over the reins of the Indian team along with captain Rohit Sharma.
During the tenure of Rahul Dravid, the Indian team played one World Test Champions final, one T-20 World Cup and one ODI World Cup, but the ICC trophy drought could not be ended.
After the World Cup, India will now play a five-match T20 series against Australia (IND vs AUS), which will start from November 23. In such a situation, there is no information at present whether coach Rahul Dravid's contract will be renewed or not, but after coach Dravid, which three players are strong contenders for this post, let us know their names.
The name of VVS Laxman is at number one in the list, who is being considered a contender for the post of head coach of Team India. If Dravid does not extend his contract, then BCCI may think of making Laxman the head coach.
Laxman joined BCCI as Chief of NCA. Let us tell you that Dravid was also NCA Chief before becoming the coach. Laxman has a lot of experience as a coach. He started his coaching career in the year 2013, when he joined Sunrisers Hyderabad team as a mentor. After joining BCCI in 2021, Laxman had to leave his job.
The name of former Indian legend Anil Kumble, who has played 220 matches at the international level, is second in the list, who is considered a contender for this post. He has been the head coach of Team India in the year 2016, but due to differences with captain Virat Kohli, he had to leave his post. In the year 2017, it reached the final of Champion Trophy under the coaching of Kumble.
The name of former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag is at third place in the list, who is also being considered a contender for this post. Sehwag is not associated with any IPL franchise. In such a situation, he can join BCCI. Sehwag wanted to become the coach of the Indian team only two years after his retirement. He had applied for head coach in 2017, although this time BCCI itself may give him the contract, if Sehwag is ready to become the coach.