Rahul Dravid Will Likely Be the Interim Coach Of The Indian Cricket Team For The Home Series Against New Zealand.

Ravi Shastri will step down as head of the Indian cricket team after the 2021 T20 World Cup. With the search for his successor underway, the Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI) is expected to appoint Rahul Dravid as a member of the team. Interim head coach for the next series against New Zealand. According to reports on Indian Express, Dravid tops BCCI’s wishlist as an interim manager until the process of appointing a new manager is complete. Shastri is not the only one moving forward after the T20 World Cup, but also the core of India’s support staff. It has been suggested that Shastri remain stationary for the New Zealand post as BCCI completes the process of appointing the new director, but it looks like Dravid will fill this gap on a temporary basis. “We wanted the candidate we felt was best suited for the job to agree first (to apply for the job). We don’t want a situation where we get applications but no one is seen as ideal. also for candidates. So it’s best to find a suitable candidate first, until Dravid can be an interim coach, ”an official told The Indian Express. Some Australian coaches have said they have expressed interest in the India head coach position, but BCCI would be delighted to nominate an Indian for the role.Dravid would also be contacted by the board, but politely declined to take the job because he didn’t want a role that involved a lot of travel.

 Dravid is responsible for the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore. The tall Indian is only interested in helping young people and leading the NCA at the moment, mainly because the job doesn’t require him to be away from his family for long intervals. When Shastri was busy with the Indian cricket team in the UK it was Dravid and a few other NCA officials who traveled to Sri Lanka with the Indian team of Shikhar Dhawanled. A similar role is expected to be taken over by Dravid for the New Zealand series. New Zealand is expected to travel to India in November for 3 T20Is and 2 tests.

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