Former Indian manager Lalchand Rajput has thrown his hat in the ring for the role of India’s new head coach role. Rajput is currently associated with Zimbabwe cricket. In fact, Lalchand Rajput has also coached the Indian team in the past. Rajput was the manager of the team when India lifted the 2007 T20I World Cup. India had gone on to win the famous CB series in Australia under the tutelage of Rajput.
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Lalchand Rajput has formally sent his application to the Board of Control for Cricket in India. In fact, Rajput has applied for the role of head coach as well as the batting coach role of the Indian team.
Rajput had done a good job.
Meanwhile, Lalchand Rajput had taken over the baton of the Indian team in the most turbulent times when there was a controversy with Greg Chappell. Rajput along with fielding coach Robin Singh and bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad had steadied the ship for the Indian team,
This time around Venkatesh Prasad and Lalchand Rajput have applied for different roles. The sources close to BCCI state that Venkatesh Prasad has applied for the bowling coach role. Furthermore, Robin Singh has also applied for the role of the Indian head coach.
Moreover, former South African player Jonty Rhodes has applied for fielding coach role of the Indian team. The deadline to apply for different coaches role was 30th July.
Furthermore, former New Zealand head coach Mike Hesson has also applied for the head coach role. Former Australian all-rounder Tom Moody and former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene have also applied for the head coach role.
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Meanwhile, Indian captain Virat Kohli has suggested that the team would like Ravi Shastri to continue as the head coach. Shastri and Virat Kohli share a great bonhomie with each other and it is reported that Shastri is going to retain his position.