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After Ashish Nehra declines India T20 coaching role, BCCI offers Rahul Dravid an extension

After Ashish Nehra declines India T20 coaching role, BCCI offers Rahul Dravid an extension

Notably, the BCCI is keen to keep Rahul Dravid in charge as head coach till next year’s T20 World Cup in June.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has offered Team India head coach Rahul Dravid a contract extension till the T20 World Cup 2024. Notably, Dravid, who took over the coaching reins from Ravi Shastri in November 2021, had a contract till the ODI World Cup 2023.

According to Indian Express, the BCCI took the decision of offering Dravid an extension after Gujarat Titans coach Ashish Nehra turned down the offer to take over the role in the shortest format.

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Dravid had a mixed journey in his tenure as the head coach, leading India to series Asia Cup win, but also suffering defeats T20 World Cup 2022 and World Cup 2023.

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Meanwhile, Dravid, has not yet given his nod to the BCCI’s offer, as he is reportedly weighing his options for the future. The former India captain is also in demand from the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises, as one of the new teams, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), has approached him for a mentor role in IPL 2024.

Rahul Dravid coaching record

Opponent Venue Format Result Captain
New Zealand Home Test 1-0 Win Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane
New Zealand Home T20I 3-0 Win Rohit Sharma
South Africa Away Test 2-1 Loss Virat Kohli, KL Rahul
South Africa Away ODI 3-0 Loss KL Rahul
West Indies Home T20I 3-0 Win Rohit Sharma
West Indies Home ODI 3-0 Win Rohit Sharma
Sri Lanka Home Test 2-0 win Rohit Sharma
Sri Lanka Home T20I 3-0 win Rohit Sharma
South Africa Home T20I 2-2 Draw Rishabh Pant
England Away One-off test 1-0 Loss Jasprit Bumrah
England Away T20I 2-1 win Rohit Sharma
England Away ODI 2-1 win Rohit Sharma
West Indies Away T20I 4-1 win Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya
Asia Cup 2022 UAE T20I Super 4 exit Rohit Sharma
Australia Home T20I 2-1 win Rohit Sharma
South Africa Home T20I 2-1 win Rohit Sharma
T20 World Cup 2022 Australia T20I Semifinal Exit Rohit Sharma
Bangladesh Away ODI 1-2 Loss Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul
Bangladesh Away Test 2-0 win KL Rahul
Sri Lanka Home T20 2-1 win Hardik Pandya
Sri Lanka Home ODI 3-0 win Rohit Sharma
New Zealand Home ODI 3-0 win Rohit Sharma
New Zealand Home T20I 2-1 win Hardik Pandya
Australia Home Test 2-1 win Rohit Sharma
Australia Home ODI 1-2 Loss Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma
WTC Final 2023 England Test Lost to Australia Rohit Sharma
West Indies Away Test Won 1-0 Rohit Sharma
West Indies Away ODI Won 2-1 Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya
West Indies Away T20 Lost 2-3 Hardik Pandya
Asia Cup 2023 Sri Lanka ODI Won Rohit Sharma
Australia Home ODI Won 2-1 KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma
World Cup 2023 India ODI Lost to Australia Rohit Sharma

Meanwhile, Laxman, who took over as the NCA chief from Dravid in December 2021, is keen to continue in his role and work with the future of Indian cricket. However, if Dravid declines the contract extension, the board is likely to persuade Laxman to take over the reins.

Laxman is currently in charge of the ongoing five-match series against Australia.

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