New India head coach Rahul Dravid backs Rohit Sharma as captain in shorter formats- Report

Rahul Dravid to take over as India head coach from November 17.

Rohit Sharma is primed candidate for the next India white-ball captain | Getty Rahul Dravid was officially named the new head coach of the Indian team on November 3, 2021, and during his interview with the BCCI and the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), has backed Rohit Sharma as the captain for the shorter formats going forward.

Who do you see as the next Indian white-ball captain?” That was one of the questions for Rahul Dravid, who was appointed the new head coach of the Indian team.

Dravid’s first choice was Rohit Sharma for his experience, followed by KL Rahul, The Indian Express has learnt. Dravid will take charge of the upcoming New Zealand series that starts on November 17.

Virat Kohli will step down as T20I captain of the India team after the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 and Indian Express reported that BCCI wanted a new captain in ODIs as well.

Dravid gave an online presentation about the role of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in the future and how it should synchronize with the national team. It’s learnt that he also spoke about how to manage players’ workload and the importance of giving them sufficient rest, seeing the busy calendar.

Unmukt Chand roped in by Melbourne Renegades, becomes first Indian male to join BBL

Furthermore, Dravid was the lone applicant for the head coach job and the two-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Sulakshana Naik and former India pacer RP Singh on Wednesday unanimously appointed Dravid.

The tenures of head coach Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, fielding coach R Sridhar and batting coach Vikram Rathour come to an end after the T20 World Cup. And the BCCI will have another set of interviews for the support staff looking for the new batting, bowling, and fielding coaches for the Indian team.

Vikram Rathour has said that he has re-applied for the job as batting coach.

(Indian Express inputs)


By Jatin Sharma - 04 Nov, 2021

    Share Via