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Ravi Shastri Retained as Team India Head Coach till 2021 ICC World T20

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Ravi Shastri Retained as Team India Head Coach till 2021 ICC World T20

Ravi Shastri has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian men’s senior cricket team for a second successive term. Shastri has been re-appointed for a 2-year term, which will stretch till the 2021 ICC World T20.

The decision was made by Board of Control for Cricket in India’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising of Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy on Friday.

The announcement did by Kapi dev at a press conference on Friday evening. Some coach like Robin Singh, Tom Moody, Lalchand Rajput applied for the post.

This will be Ravi 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).

Durin Ravi Shastri’s tenure, India went on to become the number one ranked team in the ICC Test ranking. And performed exceptionally well in the 2019 Worl Cup, losing just two games out of the nine matches they played.

Also read: Fans unhappy with Ravi Shastri’s reappointment

In 21 Test played since July 2017, with Ravi Shastri as coach, India won 13. That’s win percentage of 52.38. The record is better in T20Is with 25 wins from 36 games. The ODI record the cake, 43 wins in 60 games and success rate of 71.67 percent.

Ravi Shastri has played 80 Test matches and scored 3830 runs. Ravi scored 11 centuries in red call cricket. He also picked 151 test wickets during his career. In ODI, Ravi Shastri played 150 matches and scored 3108 runs where the left-hander managed to go past the 100 run mark four times. He also picked 129 wickets in the limited-overs format.

After Reappointed as Team India’s head coach has left social media divided. A section of Indian cricket team fans took Twitter to react to CAC’s decision to re-appoint Ravi Shastri as the head coac of the Indian team til November 24, 2021.

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