This former cricketer joins Gautam Gambhir in race for India’s next head coach


The present head coach of the Indian cricket staff, Rahul Dravid, might be stepping down after the conclusion of the staff’s T20 World Cup marketing campaign.

Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir was thought of the main candidate to interchange Rahul Dravid because the head coach of the Indian males’s cricket staff. He was the only real Indian contender for the place till Monday. Reports recommended that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had already come to an settlement with Gambhir, and an official announcement was anticipated later this month, after the conclusion of India’s marketing campaign in the continued 2024 T20 World Cup. However, Gambhir now faces competitors from the extremely skilled WV Raman, who was additionally interviewed by the BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) on Tuesday.

Raman, a seasoned veteran with 28 worldwide matches underneath his belt, possesses an enormous quantity of teaching experience. In comparability, Gambhir has solely served as a mentor for two IPL franchises in the previous three seasons. Notably, one among these franchises, the Kolkata Knight Riders, emerged victorious in the 2024 event.

After retiring from skilled cricket, Raman transitioned into teaching, beginning with roles in the home circuit for Tamil Nadu and Bengal. He then moved on to the IPL, the place he served as an assistant coach for the Punjab franchise in 2013 and later as a batting coach for KKR. Raman additionally had the honour of being the head coach of the Indian girls’s cricket staff from 2018 to 2021. Notably, Gambhir sought Raman’s steerage to regain his type in 2013, they usually later reunited on the KKR camp in 2014, the season in which they secured their second IPL trophy.

A latest report from News18 means that as a consequence of Raman’s in depth expertise and spectacular interview for the head coach place, the BCCI could also be inclined to signal each candidates.

“The Indian cricket board must look at utilising the services of both Raman and Gambhir. There are numerous ways in which one can do that – say have Gambhir as head coach and Raman as batting coach or allow Raman to have more say in red ball. Lot of ways one can use them because both can benefit Indian cricket and that’s what one should look at,” a supply monitoring developments instructed the web site.

The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) members, consisting of Ashok Malhotra, Jatin Paranjape, and Sulakshana Naik, are going through a major dilemma in selecting between Gambhir and Raman for the teaching position. Recent experiences counsel that whereas there have been speculations about interviewing an abroad candidate for the place, no such interviews have taken place but, narrowing the choice all the way down to the 2 Indian choices.

The present head coach of the Indian cricket staff, Rahul Dravid, might be stepping down after the conclusion of the staff’s T20 World Cup marketing campaign in the West Indies. The staff is at the moment in Barbados for the Super 8 matches following an undefeated run in the group stage. Their next match is towards Afghanistan on Thursday.

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Nilesh Desai
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