Shortlisted candidates for coach position !

Shortlisted candidates for coach position !

Shortlisted candidates for coach position !

Mumbai: The Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) will interview six shortlisted candidates - Mike Hesson, Tom Moody, Robin Singh, Lalchand Rajput, Phil Simmons and Ravi Shastri - for India's head coach's job at the BCCI headquarters on Friday.

A former opening batsman for Mumbai Lalchand Rajput was coach of Under-19 Indian Cricket Team during the tour of England.

According to the BCCI, interviews of six candidates for the post of head coach will be held in Mumbai on The 16th of this month.

The Indian Cricket Team were knocked out of their second consecutive Cricket World Cup during the semi-final stage.

Shastri has been with the team for a while now, earlier as the team director and was appointed the head coach in 2017 - after Anil Kumble's departure.

Overall, Shastri's performance as the coach of India can be termed good and not to forget, Indian skipper Virat Kohli also shares a good rapport with him.

After his retirement, he was appointed as the manager of India for the Twenty20 World Championship 2007 in South Africa. Also, he the tournament in charge of Caribbean Premier League and has had coaching stints in Bangladesh Premier League as well as in Pakistan Super League.

After his contract was terminated by Afghanistan cricket board, he was named head coach of Zimbabwe in May 2018.

Former all-rounder Robin Singh represented India in just one Test and 136 ODI between 1989 and 2001. He played eight Tests, scoring 456 runs at 32.57 with two centuries, and 76 ODIs, with 1,211 runs at 23.28 and 52 wickets. A year later, he saw himself become the head coach of the Indian cricket team for the first time - for a period of two years.

He then joined as the Mumbai Indians head coach in 2010 and he is now the fielding coach of the franchise.

He has also expressed interest in the role of India's head coach and could be one of the favourites. Hesson recently stepped down from his position as Kings XI Punjab manager.

The 44-year-old was described by former captain Brendon McCullum as "the best coach the Black Caps have ever had" - guided the team to new heights across all three formats.

He is best known as the coach who took New Zealand to their first World Cup final in 2015. Apart from his work with Western Australia and Worcestershire at the domestic level, he has the experience of coaching and managing teams in six different countries. Ravi Shastri is now on a tour of the West Indies. Besides this, Simmons also played in 207 first-class matches and 306 List A games. Hesson, meanwhile, served as head coach of New Zealand for six years, the highlights being their memorable run to the 2015 World Cup final and a home Test series win over England in 2018. However, he was sacked soon after completing a year in the wake of the Caribbean side's dismal campaign at the 2016 T20 World Cup in India.

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