Xtra Time Web Desk: Is the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) going to follow England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) approach of having two separate coaching staffs for white and red ball formats. The Indian cricket board is seriously looking at the option to appoint separate coach for the T20 format. If everything falls in place, the new coaching set up for the Indian T20 team can be announced before the T20I series against Sri Lanka in January.
England cricket board has been immensely successful with the concept of two separate coaching staffs for test and white ball formats. Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is the Head Coach of the test side while Mathew Mott is at the helm of ODI and T20I sides.
There have been multiple reports that Hardik Pandya will take over from Rohit Sharma as India’s new T20 captain starting from the series against Sri Lanka. And now the latest development suggests that BCCI can appoint a new coach for T20 format as well in order to relieve current Team India Head Coach Rahul Dravid.
With the next T20 World Cup scheduled to take place in 2024, the new captain and coach will have plenty of time to settled down in their respective role.
Dravid will primarily focus on ODI & Test Team, while a separate coaching set-up for T20 is being mulled on.
As far as the probable candidates are concerned, no one has been zeroed in so far.