A big update has been revealed on the selection of a new coach of the Indian team. The Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee short-listed 6 contenders for the coach's interview. Apart from current coach Ravi Shastri, Tom Moody, Robin Singh, Lalchand Rajput, Phil Simmons and Mike Hewson have got place in these six people.
According to media reports, the BCCI has given information about the date and time of the interview to all these candidates. The board received about 2 thousand applications for batting, bowling and head coach. However, only a few big names showed interest in becoming the coach of the Indian team. Batting, bowling and fielding coaches will be appointed by chief selector MSK Prasad.
Ravi Shastri leads the race
Current coach Ravi Shastri is considered to be at the forefront of this race. One reason for Ravi Shastri to be ahead in the race is the support of team captain Virat Kohli. But it is not yet decided whether the members of the Cricket Advisory Committee will consult the captain for the post of coach or not.
Among other contenders, Tom Moody appears to be quite strong. Former Australia all-rounder Tom has been in the field of coaching for a long time and currently he is the coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Hyderabad became the 2016 champion under Moody's leadership while the runner-up in 2018.
Talking about Mike Hewson, he has been the head coach of New Zealand from 2012 to 2018. In 2015, the New Zealand team managed to make the World Cup final. However, Hessen is also involved in the race to become the new coach of Pakistan.
Lalchand Rajput was the manager of Team India during the 2007 Twenty-Twenty World Cup and has also been the coach of India A. At the same time, Robin Singh has been the assistant coach of Mumbai Indians.