Jay Shah confirms team India will get new coach in Sri Lanka series

The Indian cricket team has made their fans proud as they won the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 under the head coach Rahul Dravid. However, the term of Dravid as a coach is ending soon. As Dravid bids adieu to the position, Jay Shah confirms team India will get new coach in Sri Lanka series accompanied by VVS Lakshman.

Dravid’s run as the team’s head coach ended with the final match for ICC T20 World Cup 2024, when India beat South Africa by a close margin of 7 runs. Dravid was seen shedding some tears and sharing an emotional moment with the team.

Jay Shah’s confirmation about the Sri Lanka tour

Speaking to media in Barbados, Shah stated that the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) has already interviewed and shortlisted two names. He went on to say that once they get in Mumbai, the BCCI members would make an announcement.

The BCCI secretary confirmed that former India cricketer VVS Laxman will be going to Zimbabwe as the Team’s interim coach.

“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. VVS Laxman is going to Zimbabwe but a new coach will join from the Sri Lanka series,” Shah was quoted by ESPNcricinfo as saying.

Can Gautam Gambhir be the next head coach?

There’s a lot of speculation regarding who will serve as the next Head coach for team India. While there was a lot of buzz about some International options for the role, word has gotten around that ex Indian player Gautam Gambhir is one of the probable candidates for the role.

Gambhir’s success with the KKR team is applaudable as he not only won 2 IPL trophies for the team as a captain, but also became the mentor for KKR when they won their 3rd ever title. Gambhir was also a key player for India when they won the 2007 T20 World Cup and ODI World Cup in 2011. KKR lifted their third IPL title after enjoying an almost flawless run in the recently concluded season, being mentored by Gambhir.

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