Ravi Shastri named as head coach of Indian cricket team’s, Zaheer Khan named as the bowling coach
Ravi Shastri has been appointed Team India’s head coach. Zaheer Khan has been named bowling coach while Rahul Dravid will be batting coach for overseas tours.
- Shastri has been appointed until the end of the 2019 ICC World Cup.
- Rahul Dravid was named batting consultant for specific overseas tours.
- Shastri will link up with the squad before its departure for Sri Lanka.
Here is BCCI’s full press release:
Ravi Shastri appointed Head Coach, Zaheer Khan Bowling Consultant and Rahul Dravid Overseas Batting Consultant for the Indian Cricket Team The BCCI announces the appointment of Mr. Ravi Shastri as the Head Coach, Mr. Zaheer Khan as the Bowling Consultant and Mr. Rahul Dravid who will be the Overseas Batting Consultant (Test cricket) for the Indian Cricket Team.
Mr. Shastri has been the team director in the past, and brings with him a wealth of experience, both as player and as coach. Mr. Khan is a contemporary cricketer who assumed the mentoring role to a young fast bowling unit even during his playing days with India. His inputs and wisdom will be of immense value to our young fast bowlers, who have shown tremendous potential in the last couple of years. As the Indian team is to play plenty of Test cricket overseas in the next two years, Rahul Dravid’s expertise as batting consultant will be immensely helpful for youngsters. The Board appreciates the contribution of the Cricket Advisory Committee – Mr. Sachin Tendulkar, Mr. Sourav Ganguly and Mr. VVS Laxman for recommending these appointments which will take Indian Cricket to greater heights. The Board would like to wish these Gentlemen the very best and they along with the players together will take Indian Cricket to new heights. Amitabh Choudhary Acting Hony. Secretary BCCI.