Rahul Dravid is likely to leave the position of India’s head coach after his tenure came to an end. India played consistently under Dravid’s guidance. However, the Men in Blue could not lift any championship. India made it to the semifinals in T20 World Cup 2022 and finished runners-up in WTC and WC 2023.
It seems unlikely that Dravid will continue as the head coach of India. The BCCI may start inviting applicants for the head coach’s position soon. Here are five former World Cup champion players whom the board can hire as the coach.
1. Ricky Ponting can replace Rahul Dravid
Ricky Ponting was one of the greatest captains during his time as captain. Ponting knows how to train his men in such a way that they bring their best to the table. The former Aussie skipper can be the next coach of India.
2. Ashish Nehra can replace Rahul Dravid
Ashish Nehra has been extremely successful as the head coach of Gujarat Titans. Nehra understands how to keep the dressing room atmosphere light and bring the best out of his players.
3. Virender Sehwag
2011 World Cup winner Virender Sehwag is another cricketer who understands the game well. If India wants to have an aggressive coach like England’s Test coach Brendon McCullum, Sehwag is the perfect option.
4. Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan is another player who knows how to turn things around. He led England to T20 World Cup 2016 Final and ODI World Cup 2019 trophy. Even in 2022, he retired early and gave a team to Buttler, who led them to the T20 World Cup trophy in Australia.
5. MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni may personally want to stay away from international cricket, but he has been a mentor of Team India in the past. Dhoni can accept this role for the betterment of Indian cricket.