Shastri expected to leave Indian team after T20 World Cup 2021

After the 2021 T20 World Cup, head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, batting coach Vikram Rathour, and fielding coach R Sridhar are expected to part ways with the Indian team. In October and November, the highlight event will take place in the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

Shastri took over as director of the squad in 2014 and stayed till the 2016 T20 World Cup, following which Anil Kumble was appointed for a year. After India’s defeat in the Champions Trophy final in 2017, he was promoted to full-time coach. India won two away series in Australia under Shastri’s leadership before reaching the World Test Championship finals last month.

Arun contributed to India’s bowling becoming one of the most feared in the world, while R Sridhar contributed to the team’s development as a solid fielding unit.

According to reports, Shastri has informed some members of the cricket board that he intends to leave the national team after the tournament when his contract expires. Meanwhile, some of the other support staff are already in contact with IPL teams. The cricket board also wants a new group on board.

Following the huge tournament in the UAE, the BCCI will welcome applications for a new head coach. A cricket committee has been established by the Board to interview the shortlisted individuals and choose India’s new coaching staff.

If Rahul Dravid, the former India captain, decides to apply for the post, he will be a strong contender. The current head coach age limit, like the NCA head coach post, is 60 years old, and Shastri turned 59 in May. If India fails to perform well in the T20 World Cup, Dravid may be called upon. He just travelled to Sri Lanka as head coach of India’s limited overs team, while also coaching the Test team in England. He was questioned after the six games in Sri Lanka if he wanted to be India’s long-term head coach, but he remained uncommitted on the high-profile matter.