Who is the current coach of the Indian cricket team?

The head coach of the Indian cricket team was announced on August 16, 2019.

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Who is the Indian cricket team coach?

Ravi Shastri is the current coach of the Indian cricket team, having retained his position after the 2019 World Cup, where India finished as a semi-finalist under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.

How long has Ravi Shastri been appointed for?

Ravi Shastri has been appointed as the Indian cricket coach till the 2021 edition of T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in India.

Who appointed Ravi Shastri as the coach of the Indian cricket team?

The BCCI-appointed Cricket Advisory Committee headed by India’s 1983 World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev and also comprising former India cricketer and coach Anshuman Gaekwad and former India women’s team captain Shantha Rangaswamy “unanimously” picked Ravi Shastri as the Indian cricket team coach.

Who were the other candidates for the job of Indian cricket coach?

The BCCI received over 2000 applications after advertising for the job of India head coach. The shortlisted candidates were Ravi Shastri, Tom Moody, Mike Hesson, Lalchand Rajput, Robin Singh, and Phil Simmons.

The Cricket Advisory Committee pruned the list further to three candidates: Shastri, Moody and Hesson.

In the post-selection press conference, Kapil Dev revealed that according to the points given to each of the three candidates by him, Gaekwad and Rangaswamy, Shastri came first, followed by Hesson, who was followed by Moody in third place.

Why was Ravi Shastri appointed as Indian cricket team coach?

The Cricket Advisory Committee members were given five parameters to evaluate the candidates. They were coaching philosophy, experience of coaching, achievements in coaching, communication and knowledge of modern coaching tools.

After revealing that Shastri will continue as coach of the Indian cricket team, Gaekwad explained: “Being the coach, current coach, knowing the boys (team), he is well-versed with the system. Somebody knows the system, knows the players well, can communicate well, he has the advantage.”

Who will be the coaching support staff?

At the time of writing, Sanjay Bangar is the batting coach, Bharat Arun is the bowling coach and R Sridhar is the fielding coach.

What has Ravi Shastri achieved as the coach of Indian cricket team?

While the influence of coach in a cricket team setup is not as much as that of a football or basketball manager, Ravi Shastri does have an impressive CV. His achievements in his last tenure (2017-19) included India winning a bilateral ODI series in South Africa for the first time (in February 2018) and a Test series in Australia for the first time (in January 2019). On the same tour of Australia, India also won a bilateral ODI series Down Under against the Aussies for the first time.

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