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Rahul Dravid applies for team India coach’s post: sources

Former India captain Rahul Dravid is the frontrunner to become the next team India coach© AFP

Former India captain and current director of National Cricket Academy, Rahul Dravid, on Tuesday formally applied for the post of head coach of the Indian men’s cricket team, sources in the BCCI told NDTV. Dravid, who is seen as the frontrunner for the position, is expected to take the lead from November 17, the sources said. The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI)’s Cricket Advisory Committee will select the next coach of the team as soon as the current Ravi Shastri’s term comes to an end after India’s campaign at the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup.

Former Indian winger Paras Mhambrey has applied for the bowling coach’s post, while former Indian wicketkeeper Ajay Ratra has applied for the fielding coach’s post, sources told NDTV.

India take on New Zealand in a three-match T20I series from 17 November. This could be the start of a new era for the team as India will also have a new T20I captain for the series as Virat Kohli announced earlier that he will retire from the captaincy in the shortest format after the ICC T20 World Cup 2021

India will also play a two-match Test series against New Zealand. Dravid has coached the India A and India U-19 teams in the past.

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