10. Wasim Jaffer
Wasim had served as a batting coach of the Bangladesh cricket team along with serving a similar position in the PBKS franchise as well. All in all, being someone who HAS already been active in Indian domestic cricket for the last two decades makes up an impressive candidacy for the upcoming head coach position.
9. VVS Laxman
While closely working as an analysis expert with Star, Laxman has sharply analyzed Indian cricket, which in many ways makes him well aware of team India’s all functions and defaults. Overall, he does look like a fitting personality who can keep the entire dressing room intact because of his gentlemanly aura.
8. Simon Katich
Katich has been very vocal about enjoying his coaching stints in the IPL, he is still in due to take up any coaching position of an international team. while there is no doubt that skill-wise he is well equipped to coach any team, it’s only the eligibility rules that might abstain his potential application.
7. Mahela Jayawardene
Mahela had previously denied even to coach his home team, Sri Lanka, it will be interesting to see whether the legend looks to apply for team India’s upcoming head coach post. However, as of now, he has also committed to work as a consultant of the Sri Lankan U-19 team for the 2022 U-19 World Cup.
6. Trevor Bayliss
If the BCCI does prefer to pursue a foreign coach then surely Bayliss can be an exciting candidate, if he applies. However, with regards to his current age of almost 59, the eligibility criteria of a coach being under 60 years of age might be against his candidature.
5. Robin Singh
Robin was also appointed the director of UAE cricket in 2020, along with having experience coaching the USA’s Women’s cricket team back in 2011. Hence, no wonder why back in 2019 he was instantaneously shortlisted during BCCI’s previous selection process.
4. Rahul Dravid
While Rahul Dravid is yet to speak about his plans regarding the upcoming coaching stint, there already seems to be a part of BCCI that wants him to take up the job. Even a lot of ex-cricketers have positively opined to appoint him as a team’s next head coach, especially based on his prosperous tenure during his India A stint.
3. Tom Moody
Moody has coached teams like Multan Sultans in PSL, Rangpur Riders in BPL along with also currently serving as director of Sri Lankan cricket. Hence, as usual, if this ingenious Australian applies for the upcoming position then yet again he can be a frontrunner for the post.
2. Virender Sehwag
Sehwag is known to come up with many witty opinions and views that are often noteworthy and extraordinary. Many even analyze that Sehwag as a coach will altogether bring a different element and zeal to this Indian dressing room as just like Virat Kohli even he is also a very instinctive personality.
1. Lalchand Rajput
Lalchand Rajput as a former India cricketer had barely played some international cricket, he has a plethora of experience even in terms of coaching India under 19 team along with helming a few sides in various global T20 leagues. Rajput was also one of the shortlisted candidates who had got previously chosen during the head coach selection process in 2019.