Current team India head coach Ravi Shastri has been reappointed as the senior men’s Indian team head coach on 16th August 2019.
Kapil Dev has led the advisory committee and confirmed the news after following the complete selection process.
Ravi Shastri was one of the applicants among six for the job. His name was automatically added in the list and the other applicants who were interviewed are Lalchand Rajput (India team manager at WT20 2007), Robin Singh (former India fielding coach), Tom Moody (Sri Lanka coach at WC 2007), Mike Hesson (New Zealand coach at WC 2015) and Phil Simmons (West Indies coach at WT20 2016).
And the interview’s were conducted by the CAC members Kapil Dev, Shantha Rangaswamy and Anshuman Gaekwad. Mr. Rajput, Hesson and Robin Singh were present in Mumbai for the interview, while Shastri and Tom Moody have made their presentation remotely through video conference.
Ravi Shastri was reappointed because of the relationship he had with Indian captain Virat Kohli. And the India Skipper has also expressed his support for Shatri during the press conference for the West Indies tour.
In Shastri’s tenure, he has guided over 11 Test wins out of 21 test matches. And India is ranked No.1 in Test cricket. In his period India has won 44 ODI matches out of 61 and made it till 2019 World Cup. And also won 25 out of 36 T20 games.
Ravi Shastri will remain as Indian Team head coach until the T20 World Cup of 2021 to be played in India
The CAC reappoints Mr Ravi Shastri as the Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team. pic.twitter.com/vLqgkyj7I2
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 16, 2019