Last Update on: September 7th, 2023 at 10:09 am
Team India head coach Rahul Dravid’s future with the men’s team will depend on the team’s performance in the ODI World Cup 2023 at home. As per the PTI report, Rahul Dravid’s future with the Indian team could become uncertain if India fails to win the ODI World Cup.
Rahul Dravid assumed the role of India’s head coach following the conclusion of Ravi Shastri’s tenure in November 2021. Dravid was appointed to the high-profile position for a two-year term until the World Cup. India hasn’t secured titles in his 21-month stint so far.
Rahul Dravid’s Future As Head Coach Remains Uncertain
According to the latest PTI report, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) may need to search for a new coach for the men’s cricket team. The report suggests that the board might appoint Rahul Dravid as the Test team coach if he chooses to renew his contract.
“Suppose India wins the World Cup, Dravid himself might not want a renewal as he would like to end his stint on a high. But if you ask me, post World Cup, the BCCI should seriously think of having separate coaches for separate formats. They should ask Rahul to continue as red ball coach,” a former BCCI office-bearer told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
Following the World Cup, the Rohit Sharma-led team will tour South Africa for a two-match series, which is part of the World Test Championship (WTC) 2023–25 cycle. India will host England in a five-match Test series at home between January and March of the next year.
Team India failed to meet expectations during Rahul Dravid’s tenure. The Men in Blue didn’t qualify for the final of the Asia Cup 2022. They couldn’t secure a Test series victory in South Africa. Additionally, they suffered losses in the T20 World Cup 2022 and the WTC 2023 final.
Former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra emerged as the front-runner for the position of head coach of the Indian team. However, the left-arm pacer hasn’t shown interest in taking up the role, as he signed a contract with Gujarat Titans (GT) in the IPL until the end of the 2025 season.