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India National Cricket Team Coach – A Complete Review

India National Cricket Team Coach
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India National Cricket Team Coach

The India national cricket team has seen significant changes recently, with new coaches replacing old ones. The new head coach Rahul Sharad Dravid promises to bring balance and herald a new era for the Indian cricket team

It is widely known that cricket in India is at a phenomenal level. Even leaving out the men’s national team, there is the Indian women’s cricket team with a strong lineup, and the Indian Premier League is the strongest in the world. In addition to this, local players are considered to be the best of the best. One of them is Virat Kohli who retains the captaincy of the Indian national team. Kohli is one of the best India national cricket team players and batsmen of his era and possibly the best limited-overs batsman in history. 

But it’s time to talk about the coaching staff. Let’s look at the new India national cricket team coaches for 2022

Head coach Rahul Sharad Dravid

Rahul Dravid returns to the dressing room as the head coach for team India, ushering in a new era. Dravid is one of India’s most incredible batters, and he started with a clean sweep over New Zealand, one of the strongest cricket teams in the world. After the heartbreak of the T20 World Cup, Dravid teamed up with newly-appointed coaching staff brought in to yield positive results. 

Dravid’s impressive CV includes National Cricket Academy Head of Cricket and the Under-19 India and India A teams. He led the under-19 India national cricket team to a runner-up position at the 2016 U-19 Cricket World Cup and outright victory in the 2018 U-19 cricket World Cup.

T. Dilip fielding batting coach 

T. Dilip is from Hyderabad and was initially part of the NCA accompanying the Indian team for a limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka. Although he didn’t play first-class cricket, the 39-year-old is a BCCI certified Level III coach who has worked with the Hyderabad Ranji team, India A, and junior teams for almost 15 years and is highly regarded in NCA circles. Hence, the BCCI chose T. Dilip over Abhay Sharma as part of the India A and India Under-19 setups.

Batting coach Vikram Rathour

Vikram Rathour, who took over after the 2019 World Cup, will continue to be part of the Indian national team. India’s batting coach Vikram Rathour said the team has not yet decided whether it would be experimenting again in the T20I series against the West Indies by opening the batting with Rishabh Pant. Rathour is the only one who is not new among the current new crop of the coaching staff. 

His international career didn’t last that long, however, he did manage to score plenty of runs in domestic circuits. As a player for Punjab, Rathour was a prolific run-scorer with over 11,000 runs to his credit in 146 First-class matches. 

Bowling coach Paras Mhambrey

As far as Mhambrey goes, his credentials are second to none, and he has worked closely alongside all the young bowlers during his time with India A and Under-19. Like Bharat Arun, Mhambrey also has a good understanding of India’s fast bowling pool and has even worked with the current lot at various times at the NCA

Chambray is a renowned figure in the domestic circuit, with more than 280 first-class wickets and over 100 List A scalps. Dravid and Mhambrey have worked closely, whether with the Indian national team or U-19 side, and the players have progressed considerably under their tenure.

List of Indian Cricket Team Head Coaches of all formates

This is a list of all cricketers who have coached Indian national cricket team at the international level.

Name of Head CoachStarted ContractEnded ContractCountry
Keki Tarapore19711971India
Hemu Adhikari19711974India
Gulabrai Ramchand19751975India
Datta Gaekwad19781978India
Salim Durrani19801981India
Ashok Mankad19821982India
PR Man Singh19831987India
Chandu Borde19881989India
Bishen Singh Bedi19901991India
Ashok Mankad19911991India
Abbas Ali Baig19911992India
Ajit Wadekar19921996India
Sandeep Patil19961996India
Madan Lal19961997India
Anshuman Gaekwad19971999India
Kapil Dev19992000India
John Wright20002005New Zealand
Greg Chappell20052007Australia
Ravi Shastri (Interim Ban tour)20072007India
Chandu Borde (Interim Eng Tour)20072007India
Lalchand Rajput20072008India
Gary Kirsten20082011South Africa
Duncan Fletcher20112015Zimbabwe
Ravi Shastri20152016India
Sanjay Bangar (Interim)20162016India
Anil Kumble20162017India
Ravi Shastri20172021India
Rahul Dravid (interim SL tour)20212021India
Rahul Dravid20212023India

As of 26 February 2022, India are ranked third in Tests, fourth in ODIs and first in T20Is by the ICC. Rohit Sharma is the current captain of the team in all formats; the head coach is Rahul Dravid.

Coaching staff

PositionName
Team managerGirish Dongre
Head coachRahul Dravid
Batting coachVikram Rathour
Bowling coachParas Mhambrey
Fielding coachT Dilip
PhysioNitin Patel
TrainerSoham Desai
Video analystHari Prasad Mohan

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