Five Probable candidates for the Indian Cricket Team’s head coach position
After the big loss in the semi-final of World cup 2019 against New Zealand, BCCI has invited fresh applications for the head coach and support staff of the Indian Cricket team.
Ravi Shastri’s two-year contract was set to end. BCCI gave him a 45 days extension. After the West Indies tour, BCCI is going to select new head coach and support staff for the Indian Cricket team.
Everyone who is in the position currently can re-apply. Currently, Ravi Shastri is the head coach of the Indian Cricket team, Bharat Arun the bowling coach, Sanjay Bangar the batting coach and R.Sridhar the fielding coach for the upcoming Windies tour.
BCCI is ready to appoint a new Head coach for the Indian Cricket team. Here is a look at five possible candidates who could become the next head coach of the Indian Cricket team.
1. Gary Kirsten:
Head coach of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning team is the main candidate, who can become India’s new Head coach. Indian cricket saw a lot of success during his tenure as the head coach from 2008 to 2011. Kirsten became the head coach of his national team, South Africa. He worked with the Indian Cricket team for three years and he also worked with India’s T20 franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils. He has an understanding of India’s playing culture.
2. Tom Moody:
Former Australian all-rounder Tom Moody seems one of the best picks for India’s head coach job. Tom Moody was the coach of Kings XI Punjab in the year 2008. Currently, he is the head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Sunrisers Hyderabad won the IPL title in 2016 under his coaching. He knows some Indian domestic players very closely. In 2005, Moody was one of the main contenders for team India’s head coach position. However, he lost the position to his fellow countryman Greg Chappell.
3. Mahela Jayawardena:
Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardena is a big contender for team India’s head coach position. Since 2017, he is the head coach of the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians. Under his coaching, Mumbai Indians won two IPL titles. Jayawardena is very close to many Indian cricketers. Jayawardena rejected the offer by the Sri Lankan cricket board to be part of the Sri Lankan team in World Cup 2019. In a short period of time, Mahela’s coaching record is very good.
4. Trevor Bayliss:
The former Australian batsman Trevor Bayliss needs no introduction. England won the World Cup 2019 under his coaching. He also coached Sri Lankan team in the 2011 World cup and led the team to the final. His coaching career is very impressive. He was the coach of Kolkata Knight Riders. Under his coaching, Kolkata Knight Riders won two IPL titles. He knows the Indian cricketing culture very well.
5. Mickey Arthur:
After the bad performance by Pakistan’s cricket team in World Cup 2019, Micky Arthur’s contract came to an end. Arthur’s coaching career is good, especially in Test matches. He helped South Africa to their first series win in England in over 40 years. Arthur helped Pakistan team win their first Champions Trophy in 2017.