Former India skipper Rahul Dravid has been appointed the head coach of the Indian cricket team. He will take charge of the senior side from the home series against New Zealand, which starts with the T20Is on November 17. The series involves three T20Is and two Tests.
Dravid will take over from Ravi Shastri, whose tenure will end after the ongoing Men’s T20 WC 2021.
Dravid’s appointment was made official by BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee comprising Sulakshana Naik and RP Singh on Wednesday. They informed the selection was unanimous, and the board received no applications for the post.
“The BCCI welcomes Rahul Dravid as the Head Coach of India’s senior men team. Rahul has had an illustrious playing career and is one of the greats of the game. He has also served Indian cricket as Head of National Cricket Academy (NCA) with distinction,” BCCI president and Dravid’s former teammate, Sourav Ganguly said.
Dravid previously coached the India Under-19 side at the 2016 and the 2018 World Cup. He was appointed the head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.