Team India has been a force to reckon with in the last couple of years. While most of the credit has gone to skipper Virat Kohli, head coach Ravi Shastri has also done a formidable job behind the curtains to keep the players motivated and keep going over the years.
Under his tenure, India defeated the Aussies in their own backyard in the 2018-19 series. Moreover, the tri-colour cemented its position in the semi-finals of the World Cup 2019 held in England and Wales. While the Indian cricketers have look indomitable in bilateral series, Ravi Shastri & Co is yet to guide India to an ICC title. The last time, they won an ICC championship was under MS Dhoni in 2013 when they lifted the ICC Champions Trophy in England.
On that note, BCCI will look to keep their eyes on some of the high-profile coaches as Shastri’s term comes to an end at the end of the 2021 T20 World Cup scheduled to take place in India. It is unlikely that the apex body will agree for a third term to Ravi Shastri and instead will look for a fresh face in the hot seat.
On that note let us take a look at 5 potential candidates who can replace incumbent Ravi Shastri as the head coach of Team India:
1. Tom Moody
The former Australia cricketer Tom Moody is among the most respected coaches across the globe. He has a fair knowledge about Indian cricket having been associated with IPL franchises over the years and is no new to handling big names. Sunrisers Hyderabad have delivered a consistent performance under Moody over the years.
Known for his man-management skills, Tom Moody had also helped Sri Lanka reach the World Cup finals in 2007. His recent success speaks for himself and with the kind of expertise and experience, he is one of the best candidates to replace Ravi Shastri in that hot chair.
Moody recently once again joined Hyderabad as the Director for Cricket ahead of IPL 2021 after stepping down as the head coach at the end of the 2019 season. With vast experience of Indian cricket, Moody is best suited to take up the job.