Ravi Shastri appointed as new Indian cricket team coach

New Delhi: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced Former India allrounder and captain Ravi Shastri as the new coach of the Indian men’s cricket team. Former India captain Ravi Shastri was named for the post in place for Anil Kumble. The former Team Director will hold the post for two years.

Former fast bowling spearhead Zaheer Khan was appointed the bowling coach, according to BCCI acting president CK Khanna. Former batting great and captain Rahul Dravid was appointed batting consultant for specific overseas tours.

His name was approved by the BCCI-appointed Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), consisting of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman.

Shastri had previously served as the Team Director of the Men in Blue for a span of almost two years. Under his mentorship, India had managed to reach the semi-final stage of the 2015 World Cup and the 2016 World T20. Not only so, India had also attained No. 1 Test ranking, although for a mere eight weeks.