Rahul Dravid. Head coach of the Indian cricket team. Dravid took this responsibility when the Indian team got eliminated in the very first round of T20 World Cup 2021. Dravid was appointed as the coach of Team India for T20 World Cup 2022 and ODI World Cup 2023. After the World Cup this year, the Indian team will need a new coach. But the question is, after Dravid, who will take over the post?
After Dravid this veteran will become coach
VVS Laxman will be the next head coach of the Indian team after the BCCI expires of Rahul Dravid’s contract, which currently runs till the 2023 ODI World Cup. A report published on IANS said that it is reliably learned that Dravid should not consider an extension as the head coach of the men’s team, currently the Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. Pramukh Laxman can be made the next head coach. In Dravid’s absence, 48-year-old Laxman has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian team. He was with the team for the bilateral series against Ireland as well as the first T20 against England and the tour of Zimbabwe in June 2022.
Laxman has already handled the responsibility
He was also with the Indian team for the 2022 season of the T20 Asia Cup in the UAE when Dravid tested positive for coronavirus. Soon after, he traveled to New Zealand as the team’s head coach for their white-ball tour. The T20 World Cup ended in November 2022. Apart from grooming the next generation of players at the NCA, Laxman also traveled with the India U-19 team for their successful 2022 World Cup and played a very active role with the youth team during their campaign in the West Indies. When asked about the possibility of split coaching in the team, a senior BCCI official said that there will be no split coaching for now. Has this happened before in Indian cricket?
Dravid has worked with the Indian team ever since he took over as head coach from Ravi Shastri in November 2021. They lost to England in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup and failed to reach the final of the 2022 T20 Asia Cup, apart from losing the Test and ODI series in South Africa and losing to England in the fifth Test in Birmingham.
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