Team India Next Head Coach
Question in detailWith Kumble's contract as India's had coach running down on bygone May 25, BCCI had invited applications for the position vacated. But, before the selection process began, Anil Kumble broke the ice stepping down as the coach just ahead of India's tour of West Indies 2017, which is underway at present. The veteran spinner cited his controversy with skipper Virat Kohli as the reason behind his demission. The demission has given acceleration to conjecture of team India's next head coach. Any guess who will it be? A few contenders with equally high prospects of taking up the job are Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody and India's former team director Ravi Shastri.
The BCCI has officially received 6 applications for the job, including Virender Sehwag. The former Indian opener Sehwag let on his will to take up the job. Said to be the frontrunner for the post of team India's next head coach, Sehwag was seen working as the mentor of Kings XI Punjab in the bygone IPL season. Barring this, he doesn't have any experience of coaching a side. However, what could work in his favor is his laidback attitude. His application for the post was as straight as his batting. He submitted the application mentioning just two lines that he had mentored KXIP.
Tom Moody (Australia)
If a foreigner is considered to fit the job, Tom Moody could be the first choice given the fact that he comes with a rich-coaching experience. As a coach, he has served his tenure with Sri Lankan national side, Sunriser Hyderabad, Worcestershire and also Western Australia and in CPL. Proved as credential coach by the Australians; Moody has shown his rare coaching skills both at club and international levels. He had led SRH to the IPL title in 2016 under David Warner's captaincy. Given his experience and achievements as a coach, Tom Moody also firmly stands as one of the strong head coach contenders for team India.
On the top of the list is Ravi Shastri, who served his tenure as the director of team India from 2014 to 2016. During his tenure, Team India reached the semifinals of World Cup 2015 and also WC T20 2016. Ravi Shastri confirmed to the media that he had applied for the post vacated by Anil Kumble. At the same time, he overruled the buzz that he would send the application only if BCCI assures him of offering the job. And what's worth pondering is that Shastri had shared a clubbable working relationship with Kohli and his men. So much so, the buzz doing the round earlier revealed that Shastri had been the first choice of Kohli for the post. Factoring all the developments that took place recently, Ravi Shastri seems to be one of the most ideal head coach contenders for team India.
Who will be Team India's next head coach?