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A total of six candidates viz Ravi Shastri, Tom Moody, Phil Simmons, Mike Hesson, Robin Singh and Lalchand Rajput are all set to compete for the high-profile job of team India’s head coach. The interview for the post will be conducted on August 16 (Friday). Kapil Dev-headed CAC will be interviewing the candidates and BCCI will name the coach the same day.

Read More: BCCI Shortlists Six Names For Head Coach Position, Interview To Be Conducted On August 16

Before CAC conducts the interviews and BCCI announces the coach, here’s a look at credentials of the six coaches who are in the fray for the head coach job –

Ravi Shastri:

Ravi Shastri, BCCI | India
Ravi Shastri. Photo Credit: AFP.

A strong contender to retain his job as team India’s head coach, Shastri first joined team’s backroom staff in 2007 for the tour of Bangladesh. He made his comeback as the team director in 2014 and stayed with India until T20 World Cup in 2016.

The same year, Anil Kumble took over as India’s head coach and Shastri was back in the commentary box. A year later, he saw himself become the head coach of the Indian cricket team for the first time – for a period of two years.

During this period, India did well across formats but failed to win World Cup 2019. Overall, Shastri’s performance as the coach of India can be termed good and not to forget, Indian skipper Virat Kohli also shares a good rapport with him.

Shastri, for now, looks set to be retained as head coach of the Indian cricket team.

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