Rahul Dravid is the new Head Coach of Team India

Topic: T20 World Cup 2021

The BCCI announced on November 3, 2021 that former India captain Rahul Dravid has been chosen as the new head coach of the Indian men's cricket team. He will replace Ravi Shastri, whose term will conclude with the conclusion of the T20 World Cup 2021.

On Wednesday, the Cricket Advisory Committee, which included Sulakshana Naik and RP Singh, unanimously named Rahul Dravid as Team India's Head Coach (Senior Men). The former captain of India will lead the team in the upcoming home series against New Zealand.

The Board congratulates Ravi Shastri (former Team Director & Head Coach), B. Arun (Bowling Coach), R. Sridhar (Fielding Coach), and Vikram Rathour (Batting Coach) on a successful tenure.

India became the first Asian side to win a Test series in Australia (2018-19), and they repeated the feat in 2020-21. When India blanked New Zealand 5-0, it became the first side to win all five T20Is in a bilateral series. India won all seven Test series at home under Mr. Shastri and his team's leadership.

Sourav Ganguly, President, BCCI said: The BCCI has appointed Rahul Dravid as Head Coach of India's Senior Men's Team. Rahul has had a distinguished playing career and is regarded as one of the all-time greats. He has also distinguished himself as the Head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Indian cricket. Rahul's efforts at the NCA have cultivated a number of young cricketing prospects who have gone on to represent the country at the international level. I am optimistic that his new assignment would propel Indian cricket to new heights."

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