5 Former cricketers who could be Team India's next head coach

5 Former cricketers who could be Team India’s next head coach

Ravi Shastri's contract is set to come to an end after the 2021 T20 World Cup in the UAE.

2. Mike Hesson

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND – JUNE 21: Former Black Caps coach Mike Hesson. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

One of the coaches who started to take decisions solely based on data at the earliest, Mike Hesson can be a different yet great option as the head coach of India. Hesson and McCullum established a culture and style of play for the Black Caps that was transformative for New Zealand cricket.

Their plan was simple: to attack in the powerplay with the bat and ball. In 2015, he coached the Kiwis to their first-ever World Cup final which they lost to Australia. His contract was extended in 2016 until the end of the 2019 World Cup, but he resigned in June 2018 in order to spend more time with his family.

He has also coached the Punjab Kings in IPL 2018 and is currently the Director of Cricket Operations at Royal Challengers Bangalore. His great relation and success with Virat Kohli at RCB make him one of the probable candidates.