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India national cricket team coaches during Virat Kohli’s captaincy tenure


India national cricket team coaches: Coaches have an important role to play for building teams that can compete well in the domestic and international cricket. At every step of their career, the cricketers require the expertise of the coaches who help them in forgetting the bad phase of their careers and give them proper advice, views on how they can improve the performances to help them in the long run. One such prominent example was Achrekar sir for Sachin Tendulkar.

In this article, we will talk about the coaches during Virat Kohli’s captaincy tenure and who will be the head coach of the Indian team in T20 World Cup 2021.

Indian cricket team coach

  • Virat Kohli First Test as a full-time captain: India vs Australia, 9-14 December 2014 following the MS Dhoni’s injury concerns.
  • Virat Kohli was made the captain of the Indian team for the ODI and T20I as well in January 2017.

Here are the Indian Cricket team coaches during Virat Kohli’s tenure.

Indian Coach

Start date

End date

Duncan Fletcher 2011 2014-15
Ravi Shastri 2015 2016
Sanjay Bangar 2016 2016
Anil Kumble 2016 2017
Ravi Shastri 2017 Present

For his debut stint in the test series against Australia in 2014-15, Duncan Fletcher was the head coach of the national team. Then, Ravi Shastri coached Indian team for 1 year. Then, came former batsman Sanjay Bangar who was appointed the coach of the Indian team for the Zimbabwe tour in June 2016.

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In the same year, Anil Kumble was made the head coach of the Indian team and did not extend his tenure after the expiry due to fall-out with Virat Kohli. Then Ravi Shastri is the head coach of the team since 2017.

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Ravi Shastri had taken the role of Head Coach of the Indian team way back in 2017 after Anil Kumble. He has had a glorious stint with the team, getting so many wins under him and major series around the world and at home. From beating Australia at their home and taking a 2-1 lead in the recently concluded test series against England, it has been a good time for the coach.

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Shastri had his first contract ended in 2019, but then he was re-appointed to his position in August 2019 and was handed over a two year contract, which will end just after the T20 World Cup.


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Harshit Rathi

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