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Rahul Dravid to replace Ravi Shastri as Team India head coach after T20 World Cup

According to reports, Dravid’s trusted lieutenant Paras Mhambrey also has been appointed as the bowling coach. No decision has been made on the replacement for fielding coach R Sridhar.

Rahul Dravid to replace Ravi Shastri as Team India head coach after T20 World Cup-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Oct 16, 2021, 9:11 AM IST
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In a major development, former India skipper Rahul Dravid has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian men's national cricket team, according to media reports.

The development took place on the sidelines of the final of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League on Friday night.

Speaking to ANI, sources in the know of developments confirmed that the NCA head is ready to take over as the national team coach. "Dravid has agreed and it cannot get better. The other positions will now be looked into while Vikram stays as the batting coach. The Indian team is in a state of transition with youngsters coming in and they have all worked with Dravid and it will be all the more easier for Indian cricket to continue on its path to become world beaters on the pitch," the source said.

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According to reports, Dravid’s trusted lieutenant Paras Mhambrey also has been appointed as the bowling coach. No decision has been made on the replacement for fielding coach R Sridhar.

"Jay and Sourav spoke to him and it was about Dravid being convinced because it does need a lot of time as you need to be on the go constantly. But things went well and Dravid has always kept the interest of the Indian cricket on the top so it made things easier as the team would do well to have someone like him guiding the boys," the source was quoted as saying by ANI.

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Ravi Shastri, the current coach's contract ends with the T20 World Cup that gets underway on Sunday. The BCCI is hosting the tournament in Oman and UAE. India will play its first T20 World Cup match against Pakistan on October 24 in Dubai.

Also, Virat Kohli will also be stepping down as the side's captain in the shortest format after the upcoming T20 World Cup. 

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