Justin Langer is considering taking over as head coach of India in place of Rahul Dravid.

Justin Langer, head coach of the Lucknow Super Giants and a former opener for Australia, is «curious» about taking up the head coach position for the Indian cricket team. Following the T20 World Cup, when incumbent coach Rahul Dravid’s term finishes, the post will be out for grabs. On Monday evening, the BCCI opened applications for the same position.

When questioned by TOI about whether he would apply for the position, Langer replied, «Well, I am curious.» «I have never given it any thought. Although I am aware of the pressures faced by international coaches, I have the utmost respect for those who hold such a position. However, leading the Indian team would be an incredible responsibility. It would be intriguing, based on my observations of the level of skill in this nation,» he continued.

Prior to this, Dravid’s desire to remain as the head coach of the Indian side was made apparent by Dafabet secretary Jay Shah, who stated that Dravid would need to submit an application and go through the selection process just like any other candidate. But that seems improbable. When his contract expired following the ODI World Cup last year, Dravid was already in no mood to continue. Considering that the T20 World Cup was just seven or eight months away, he and his entire support team were granted an extension.

Shah also made a suggestion about bringing in rummy all app foreign coach. Duncan Fletcher was the last foreign coach to train Indian cricket. India has had three full-time head coaches since he left in 2014: Anil Kumble, Ravi Shastri, and Rahul Dravid—all well-known former players from the country.

Langer is an excellent choice to be the head coach of India.

After nearly ten years, it would be intriguing to see whether they will return to an international coach. Langer may be the best choice if the Cricket Advisory Committee, which is made up of Ashok Malhotra, Sulakshana Naik, and Jatin Paranjape, decides to go that path.

With a 105 Test record and an average of 45 runs scored per game, Langer leaves a legacy of sorts. In addition, he has been the Australian team’s coach for over four years with great success, and he played a pivotal role in the sport’s comeback following Sandpapergate in 2018. Australia also achieved their first-ever T20 World Cup victory in 2021 while his leadership.

 

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