The tenure of Rahul Dravid as India’s coach has come to an end. After the 2021 T20 World Cup, Rahul and Rohit Sharma took over India’s responsibility as all-format coach and captain respectively. India had a decent success under the tenure of Dravid. Had India won the final of the ODI World Cup 2023 against Australia, it would have been icing on the cake on Dravid’s coaching career.
The biggest achievement under Dravid’s tenure was the last 3 months of his association with India, where the team won the Asia Cup 2023 and reached the final of the ODI World Cup 2023. The tenure of Dravid was till the end of the recently concluded World Cup. Reports suggest that Dravid is unlikely to extend his tenure with India. That leads to the questions of India’s next coach.
Here are 5 candidates to become the next coach of India after Rahul Dravid.
5. Gary Kirsten
Gary Kirsten has a good record as a coach. Under his tenure as the Indian coach, the team achieved huge milestones like winning the Asia Cup 2010 and the ODI World Cup 2011. Since then, Kirsten has not coached India. However, the former South African cricketer has coached several other teams over the years in different leagues in the world of different proportions.
Kirsten helped the Gujarat Titans win their maiden title in the IPL 2022, where he was the batting coach of the team. The cool and composed nature of Kirsten augured well with the Indian team that had a hard time with Greg Chappell as its coach. Kirsten shared a great bond with Dhoni. His association with Hardik Pandya in the recent past might also do good for the team.