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Along With Ravi Shastri, Rahul Dravid And Zaheer Khan Also Get Responsibilities

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| July 12 , 2017 , 12:03 IST

After much drama, it was finally announced that Ravi Shastri is the new head coach of the Indian Cricket Team. Zaheer Khan and Rahul Dravid are the other coaching staff members. Rahul Dravid will be taking the responsibility of overseas batting consultant whereas Zaheer Khan will be the bowling coach.

These three will be with the team till the 2019 World Cup. 

"As part of the process for selecting the Head Coach, the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V.V.S. Laxman conducted the interviews and recommended these appointments in the best interest of the Indian Cricket," BCCI Acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary said in a statement.

Also Read: Here's All You Need To Know About Ravi Shastri

The statement also said that

"Shastri has been the Team Director in the past, and brings with him a wealth of experience, both as a player and as coach.

"Khan is a contemporary cricketer who assumed the mentoring role to a young fast bowling unit even during his playing days with India. His inputs will be of immense value to our young fast bowlers, who have shown tremendous potential in the last couple of years," the statement said.

"As the Indian team is to play Test cricket overseas in the next two years, Rahul Dravid's expertise as batting consultant will be immensely helpful for youngsters.

"The board appreciates the contribution of the Cricket Advisory Committee - Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V.V.S. Laxman for recommending these appointments which will take Indian Cricket to greater heights," it added.