Former Indian cricketer and Head coach of the Indian team is all set to retain his position as the Head coach once again for a second successive term.
Kapil Dev led Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) interviewed the five finalists (after Phil Simmons pulled out if the race on Friday) for the position and announced their decision in a press conference in Mumbai. It has been reported that Shastri has been re-appointed as the Head coach of the Indian Men’s Cricket team for a two-year term that will stretch till 2021 ICC World T20.
Skipper Virat Kohli had expressed his support for the Ravi Shastri before leaving for the West Indies tour. It has been suggested that the skipper’s support for Shastri was backed by the entire team.
Ravi Shastri’s journey as a Head coach has been impressive where he guided the team to it’s maiden Test series win in Australia and 5-1 One-Day International win in South Africa. Team’s performance in the recent World Cup had been remarkable despite of the exit in the Semi-Finals. The team had ranked top in the group stage matches.
India won 13 out of 21 Tests played since Shastri took over as the Head coach, giving a win percentage of 52.38. And, it gets better with T20Is as the win percentage is 69.44 (25 wins from 36 games) and ODI win percentage is 71.67 (43 wins from 60 games).
The only shortcomings were that facts that the Indian team did not go beyond the Semi-Finals in 2015 and 2019 ICC World Cups.