BCCI shortlists 6 candidates for team India’s head coach interview
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shortlisted six candidates for India’s men team head coach position. Current head coach of the Indian cricket team ‘Ravi Shastri’ also included in the list.
“BCCI has shortlisted six candidates and the names are: Robin Singh, Lalchand Rajput, Mike Hesson, Tom Moody, Phil Simmons, and Ravi Shastri,” a BCCI source told ANI.
The interview of the shortlisted candidates for team India’s head coach will take place on August 16 by the new CAC (Cricket Advisory Committee) members – Kapil Dev, Shanta Rangaswamy, Anshuman Gaekwad.
Candidates who are in the race for team India’s new head coach position:
1. Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri who is currently the head coach of the Indian cricket team is the most favorite candidate to become team India’s head coach. Ravi Shastri’s chances are very high to regain his position. Captain Virat Kohli’s tuning with Ravi Shastri was very good in the past. Recently, Virat Kohli said in an interview that he will support Ravi Shastri for team India’s new head coach position.
Team India did not win any ICC trophy during Ravi Shastri’s tenure but did well on foreign tours like – Test & ODI series win in Australia, ODI series win in South Africa, etc.
2. Tom Moody
After Ravi Shastri, Tom Moody chances are very high to become team India’s new head coach. Moody applied many times in the past for team India’s head coach position.
Moody was the part of the Indian T20 franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad for 5 years. He knows the Indian playing culture very well. A tag of the foreigner is the only thing which goes against him.
3. Phil Simmons
The former West Indian all-rounder Phil Simmons has had successful stints with Afghanistan and Ireland cricket teams.
Phil Simmons was the head coach of West Indies cricket team when they won the 2016 T20 World Cup. A tag of the foreigner is the only thing which goes against him.
4. Mike Hesson
Hesson was the head coach of the New Zealand cricket team for the longtime. During his tenure with the New Zealand team, New Zealand reached into the final of Cricket World Cup 2015.
Hesson also served as Kenya’s head coach in the past. A tag of the foreigner is the only thing which goes against him, same like Moody and Simmons.
5. Robin Singh
The former fielding coach of the Indian cricket team also shortlisted for team India’s new head coach. Robin Singh was the fielding coach the Indian cricket team when India won the T20 World Cup in 2007. Robin Singh also served as Mumbai Indians fielding coach.
6. Lalchand Rajput
Rajput was the team manager when India won the T20 World Cup under the captaincy of M.S. Dhoni in 2007. Rajput has had stints with the Afghanistan and Zimbabwe team. Lack of coaching experience with a top Test nation is the only thing which goes against him.