Rahul Dravid’s Future as India’s Head Coach Hangs in Balance After Semis Triumph*l

November 15, 2023 9:52 pm

The future of Rahul Dravid as the head coach of Team India remains uncertain as discussions within the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are yet to commence regarding his tenure extension.

Dravid’s coaching stint, along with his support staff, would have concluded post the semi-final clash against New Zealand at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on November 15, had India not secured a resounding victory against the Kiwis, sealing their spot in the final, to be held on November 19 at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. Follow your favourite cricket team with attractive betting odds from Nextbet. 

Initially, opinions within the BCCI varied about Dravid’s coaching style. However, recent stellar performances by the Indian team have possibly altered perspectives, leading to speculations about a potential contract renewal for Dravid and his support staff. Nonetheless, it remains unclear whether Dravid himself is inclined to continue in the coaching role.

Dravid, who took over as head coach in 2021, had hinted at a possible voluntary step down post the World Cup, irrespective of the team’s performance. However, the 50-year-old’s current stance on an extension remains undisclosed.

Amidst this uncertainty, discussions arise about the extension of Dravid’s support staff, including Vikram Rathour (batting coach), Paras Mhambrey (bowling coach), and T Dilip (fielding coach). Speculations also hint at potential roles for coaches from the National Cricket Academy (NCA) under VVS Laxman, potentially leading the Indian team for the upcoming Twenty20 series against Australia post the Cricket World Cup, with Dravid possibly taking a break. Get free cricket betting tips only on Nextbet Sports.