Rahul Dravid: The ODI World Cup 2023 is more than just a tournament for Team India; it may also decide the future leadership at the helm of the team. Speculations are rife that the conclusion of this event might mark the end of Rahul Dravid’s tenure as the head coach. Some believe Dravid’s position may be precarious if the team fails to make it to the final. While the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) weighs its options, several legendary figures from the cricketing world emerge as potential candidates to step into Dravid’s shoes.

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Rahul Dravid’s Tenure Under Scrutiny:

Rahul Dravid, celebrated for his technical prowess during his playing days, assumed the role of head coach with significant expectations. But with his tenure ending post the ODI World Cup 2023, there’s a looming uncertainty about his continuation, especially if Team India doesn’t perform to expectations.

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The ‘Captain Cool’ MS Dhoni:

MS Dhoni‘s leadership credentials are unparalleled. With a staggering five IPL titles for Chennai Super Kings under his belt (2010, 2011, 2018, 2021, and 2023), Dhoni’s tactical acumen and serene demeanor make him a front-runner for the coveted position. The world has seen his captaincy genius; they may soon witness his coaching brilliance.

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The Aussie Stalwart: Tom Moody:

Not a stranger to the coaching realm, Tom Moody has previously led Sunrisers Hyderabad to an IPL victory. He was also in contention for the head coach role in 2017 but lost out to Ravi Shastri. With vast international coaching experience, Moody might just be the overseas flavor that the Indian team needs.

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Aggressive and Astute: Virender Sehwag:

Virender Sehwag, known for his swashbuckling batting style, is also among the potential contenders. The former opener’s aggressive mindset can bring a fresh perspective to the team’s batting lineup. His leadership could rival the tactics of renowned coaches like Brendon McCullum.

The Tactical Prowess of Ashish Nehra:

Ashish Nehra‘s coaching journey has been nothing short of spectacular. Guiding Gujarat Titans to an IPL title win in 2022 and leading them to the finals in 2023 showcases his strategic mastery. With a keen understanding of the game, Nehra could be the ideal choice to nurture India’s bowling unit.

Ashish Nehra
Ashish Nehra

While the end of the ODI World Cup 2023 might be a crossroads for Team India’s coaching position, it’s evident that the list of successors is filled with seasoned cricketers. Each candidate brings unique qualities, ensuring that the team will be in safe hands regardless of BCCI’s final choice.


– Rahul Dravid’s tenure as the head coach of Team India will end after the 2023 ODI World Cup.
– If the Indian team fails to reach the final of the tournament, there may be pressure on Dravid to step down.
– The BCCI may choose to not renew Dravid’s contract and appoint another coach.
– Possible candidates to succeed Dravid as the head coach include Stephen Fleming, Ashish Nehra, Virender Sehwag, and Tom Moody.
– Stephen Fleming has won the IPL title five times as coach of the Chennai Super Kings.
– Ashish Nehra led the Gujarat Titans to victory in the IPL 2022 and reached the final in IPL 2023.
– Virender Sehwag is known for his aggressive batting and can bring improvements to the Indian batting.
– Tom Moody has coaching experience with the Sunrisers Hyderabad and interviewed for the head coach position of the Indian team in 2017.