Rahul Dravid frontrunner to take over as India head coach after T20 World Cup, 2-year contract to be agreed

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Former India captain Rahul Dravid is the frontrunner to succeed Ravi Shastri as India’s head coach. Dravid could agree to a two-year contract for the job after India’s campaign at the T20 World Cup, which starts on October 17. India face Pakistan in their first match of the tournament on October 24 and the final of the tournament is scheduled to be played on November 14.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly, who was also Dravid’s long-time team mate and captain at the international level during the pair’s illustrious careers, and secretary Jay Shah had a discussion with Dravid and the latter has agreed to a two-year contract, according to sources.

Former fast bowler Paras Mhambrey is set to succeed Bharat Arun as India’s head coach while Vikram Rathour will continue as the team’s batting coach.

Earlier, Virat Kohli had said that he will be stepping down as the Indian T20 team’s captain after the upcoming tournament.

Dravid has coached the India A and under-19 teams, leading the latter to an U-19 World Cup title in 2018. He has been heading the National Cricket Academy (NCA) since 2019 and was head coach of the Indian limited overs team captained by Shikhar Dhawan in their limited overs tour of Sri Lanka earlier this year.

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