Mumbai India leveled the T20 series with South Africa. Now One Day International matches are to be held between the teams of the two countries. Just before this, BCCI has taken a big decision. BCCI has decided that Rahul Dravid will no longer be the coach of the ODI team. In his place, Sitanshu Kotak, associated with the National Cricket Academy, has been appointed as the ODI coach of Team India. According to Cricbuzz, Rahul Dravid and members of his coaching team will not be present in the 3 ODI matches that the Indian team has to play against South Africa. Sitanshu Kotak of the National Cricket Academy and his team will watch India’s matches against South Africa till December 21.
According to the decision of BCCI, Sitanshu Kotak will take over as the coach for ODIs. At the same time, Ajay Ratra has been given the responsibility of fielding coach and Rajib Dutta has been given the responsibility of bowling coach. The first ODI between India and South Africa is on Sunday. The second ODI match is going to be played between the two teams on 19 December and the third ODI match on 21 December. It is being told that Dravid will now be given the job of coaching the Test team. India has to play 2 test matches against South Africa. The first test match is to be held on 26 December and the second on 3 January. It is being told that in order to improve India’s position in the points table in the World Test Championship, BCCI has taken an important decision of giving the responsibility of Test to Rahul Dravid.
BCCI had given the responsibility of coaching the Indian team to Rahul Dravid before the World Cup. India performed well under Dravid’s coaching and won all the league matches of the World Cup. India was defeated by Australia in the final match. Since then there were reports that Dravid would no longer coach the team. Now BCCI has decided to remove him from the coach of the ODI team and give a chance to Sitanshu Kotak, Ajay Ratra and Rajib Dutta. It remains to be seen what change is seen in the game of Team India with the arrival of these three new coaches.