Ravi Shastri was named the new head coach of the Indian cricket team on Tuesday (July 11), pipping the likes of Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Phil Simmons, Richard Pybus and Lalchand Rajput for the post, according to reports. This comes one day after the CAC announced that they will need more time and talk to captain Virat Kohli before finalising Anil Kumble’s successor.
News agency ANI reported that the former India player, who held the Team Director post before Anil Kumble’s appointment, has been named India’s new coach.
Ravi Shastri appointed next coach of Team India pic.twitter.com/TDUk6wGeB6
— ANI (@ANI_news) July 11, 2017
During Kumble’s tenure, India beat West Indies and then maintained an superb streak in their marathon home Test series, which saw as many as 13 matches played against New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia. They lost just one Test, against Australia in Pune, during Kumble’s tenure as coach. Additionally, they won all the limited-overs bilateral series – barring a T20I series against West Indies in Florida – and reached the final of the recently-concluded Champions Trophy in UK.