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India’s New Head Coach to Join from Sri Lanka Series: Jay Shah

With Rahul Dravid’s Tenure over by the end of the T20 World Cup 2024, a new head coach is expected to take charge ahead of Sri Lanka starting later this month.

India’s New Head Coach to Join from Sri Lanka Series

The Indian Cricket Team will have a new head coach by the end of July with two names shortlisted for the position. With, the CAC interviewed candidates for the role, the likes of Gautam Gambhir and WV Raman are the frontrunners of the role.

The appointment will be made shortly said Shah, who is in the Caribbean with the India team which won the T20 World Cup title on Saturday, beating South Africa by Seven runs in the final.

“Both coach and selector appointments will be made shortly. CAC has interviewed and shortlisted two names and after reaching Mumbai whatever they have decided we will go by that. V.V.S. Laxman is going to Zimbabwe but a new coach will join from the Sri Lanka series,” said Shah.

Shah showed his elevation after India won an ICC title after 11 years here on Saturday. He praised the efforts of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, who played a match-winning knock in the final.

“It was the same captain last year and the same here in Barbados. We won all games except the final in 2023 as Australia played better. This time we worked even harder and played better to win the title.

“If you look at other teams, experience counts. From Rohit to Virat, all excelled. Experience makes a lot of difference, in World Cups, you can’t experiment much also.

“A good player knows when to say goodbye to the game, we saw that yesterday. You look at Rohit’s strike rate, it is better than a lot of young players,” he said.

Both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have announced their T20I retirement after the World Cup win. Kohli said that it was the time for Youngsters to take the team forward during the post-match presentation.

“Time for the next generation to take the T20 game forward. It’s been a long wait for us, waiting to win an ICC tournament. You look at someone like Rohit, he’s played 9 T20 World Cups and this is my sixth. He deserves it,” said Kohli.

Meanwhile, Rohit said it was the right time to retire in the format. “That was my last game as well. Honestly, I have enjoyed it since the time I started playing this format. There is no better time to say goodbye to this format. I have loved every moment of it. I started my India career playing this format. This is what I wanted to do. win the Cup and say (goodbye,)” said Rohit.

But the Duo is expected to feature in ODI and Test formats for India. With the retirement of Rohit Sharma, there are chances for Hardik Pandya to take over the captaincy. “Captaincy will be decided by the selectors and we will announce it after discussing it with them. You asked about Hardik, there were a lot of questions over his form but the selectors showed faith in him and he proved himself,” said BCCI Secretary Jay Shah.

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