With 28 Wins From 46 Tests, Ravi Shastri Tops The List Of India's Most Successful Coaches

With 28 Wins From 46 Tests, Ravi Shastri Tops The List Of India’s Most Successful Coaches

Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri. (Credits: Twitter)

The Indian team might not have enjoyed unprecedented success in the limited-overs arena; however, they have had that in Test cricket. The head coach Ravi Shastri undoubtedly deserves credit as he has developed a bunch of youngsters who refuse to go down without a fight, no matter the situation. With 28 wins in 46 Tests as India coach, Ravi Shastri leads the list.

India recently beat England in a four-match Test series at home to storm to the ICC World Test Championship’s final. Virat Kohli’s men displayed a competitive spirit as many youngsters came to the party and shouldered responsibilities in desperate times. The likes of Axar Patel, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar – who all are new to Test cricket all put their hands up to delivery game-changing performances.

Virat Kohli, World Test Championship
Axar Patel and Virat Kohli [Image- BlCCI]
With 28 victories from 46 Tests, Ravi Shastri’s winning percentage stands at 60.87%. After the 58-year old, John Wright occupies the second spot with 21 wins from 52 Tests while Gary Kirsten has 16 from 52 fixtures. Duncan Fletcher led the men in blue to 13 victories from 39 games to take the fourth spot, followed by Anil Kumble, who ushered India to 12 triumphs from 17 matches. Unfortunately, Greg Chappell coached the national team to only seven wins from 18 encounters.

India reached its first ICC final under Ravi Shastri’s tenure:

Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli
Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli. Image Credits: Twitter

The upcoming ICC World Test Championship’s final in Southampton against New Zealand will also be India’s first under Ravi Shastri’s tenure. Virat Kohli’s men missed a golden chance in the 2019 World Cup as the Kiwis upset them in the semi-final in Manchester. As far as Shastri’s ODI record as coach goes, he has made India won 57 out of 91 ODIs with a winning percentage of 62.64%.

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