Incumbent Ravi Shastri was today re-appointed head coach of the Indian men's team by the Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee. Shastri has been reappointed for a two-year period, ending with the 2021 T20 World Cup in India.
This will be Shastri's fourth stint with the national team, having served briefly as the Cricket Manager (2007 tour of Bangladesh), Team Director (2014-2016) and head coach (2017-2019).
Shastri pipped former India teammates Robin Singh and Lalchand Rajput along with former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson and Australian Tom Moody to the post.
Former West Indies and Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons pulled out of the race, citing personal reasons. India have won 13 out of 21 Tests, 43 out of 60 ODIs and 25 T20 Internationals out of 36 on his watch. (AIR NEWS)