Ravi Shastri Re-Appointed as the Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team

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India Cricket Team New Head Coach – The Advisory committee which is led by Kapil Dev has made their decision on the head coach of the Men’s Indian Cricket Team. The committee has decided to continue with India’s current head coach, Ravi Shastri.

This news came out on Friday 16th August 2019 after the selection process was completed by the Cricket Advisory Committee led by the legendary all-rounder, Kapil Dev.

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The CAC member, Anushman Gaekwad said that Ravi Shastri has been with the boys and knows them well. He is one who is well versed with the system and can solve the problems. He is someone who already knows all the players well and that is his advantage.

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There were 6 shortlisted applicants for the position of the head coach and Shastri was one of them. The other well-known personalities who applied for this head coach role were Lalchand Rajput, Tom Moody, Robin Singh, Mike Hesson, and ex Windies coach Phil Simmons.

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Mike Hesson and Tom Moody were candidates to finish at 2nd and 3rd in the manner of presentation – The experience of coaching, achievement in coaching and communication & knowledge about the modern tools of coaching. These candidates were judged on the parameter of 100.

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These interviews were conducted in Mumbai and were taken by the Cricket Advisory committee on Friday 16th August 2019. Tom Moody and Ravi Shastri were not present in India. Tom Moody gave a formal presentation via video conference while Rajput, Hesson and Robin Singh made themselves available in Mumbai for this interview.

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Phil Simmons, who coached Afghanistan till the world cup 2019, gave a personal reason and didn’t take part in this interview.

It was Kohli’s wish which was full filled by the Cricket Advisory Committee. Recently in the press conference, Virat Kohli said that it would be nice if Shastri still continues as the head coach of the Indian Team.

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The re-appointment of Ravi Shastri was expected as Kohli gels well with Shastri. Kohli said once, “All have a great rapport with Ravi Bhai and there is mutual respect for him”.

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It was Kapil Dev who said that Kohli’s opinion does not matter largely on the reappointment of the post because if the Cricket Advisory members ask Kohli about his opinion, they should also contact everyone else for the same and then the CAC members won’t have any provision.

In 2014 to 2016, Ravi Shastri joined the Indian Team as director. But, the inclusion of Anil Kumble in 2016 made Shastri sit out. Then, after India lost the final of Champions Trophy 2017 against Pakistan, Anil Kumble quit the coaching job of the Indian Cricket Team.

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Shastri’s coaching tenure includes 11 test wins from 21 matches that India played. These wins also include the historic test win of India in and against Australia. India was also the number 1 team in test matches but suffered losses on their tour to England and South Africa.

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Under the guidance of Ravi Shastri, India also won 44 out of 61 One Day International games. They also reached the semi-final of the 2019 world cup in England and won 36 T20 International games under Shastri as head coach.

Shastri has done everything that he has told the Cricket Advisory Committee and has also told the committee where to improve and what help he needs as the coach of the team.

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Ravi Shastri was given a 45 days extension after India’s World Cup semi-final debacle. His new tenure as the head coach of the team will start from the home series against South Africa in September 2019.

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India is currently on the tour to West Indies where the men in blue have won the T20 series and the One Day International series. The 2 match test series will start from August 22nd, 2019.

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