5. Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri was made Team India coach in 2017. The former cricketer took India to the top of the Test rankings with Virat Kohli as the captain. Although the odds of his re-appointment are very little, Shastri could be given the opportunity based on his man management and his ability to gel well with young players.

4. Virender Sehwag

Sehwag used to bat like a T20I batter even before the advent of the shortest format. As Team India moves towards an aggressive approach to T20I cricket, Sehwag could be given a chance by the Indian board to take Indian cricket into a new era.

3. Ashish Nehra

Nehra was appointed as Bangalore’s bowling coach in 2018, Nehra impressed all and was soon promoted to Gujarat’s head coach position. Winning the Indian T20 League in the first season itself speaks volumes of Nehra’s calibre as a coach; something that the Indian Cricket Board could give a huge weightage on.

2. MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni is the most successful Indian captain in the history of the game. The 41-year-old has won three major titles as well as a hoard of bilateral trophies. Although Dhoni hasn’t managed a team yet, his decision-making in the game and success point towards Indian team coaching in the future.

1. VVS Laxman

After playing at the highest level, Laxman moved into commentary and then into coaching with team India. The 48-year-old is currently working as an NCA coach for Team India and manages the team in the absence of Rahul Dravid. Following the board’s split-coaching move, Laxman could be handed the T20I responsibility in the future.

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