Rahul Dravid expected to apply for Team India head coach job today: Reports

Given the stature of Dravid - both as a cricketer and as a coach- it seems likely that he would be the next head coach of India once he puts his name for the job.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 26 October 2021 3:35 pm

In line with the reports that had confirmed Rahul Dravid's name as the frontrunner for the Team India head coach position, the former India captain is likely to apply for the soon-to-be-vacant position on Tuesday. October 26 is said to be the last date for the application procedure, following which the due process will follow.

However, given the stature of Dravid - both as a cricketer and as a coach- it seems likely that he would be the next head coach of India once he puts his name for the position.

In another big update coming in with regards to Indian cricket, once Dravid becomes the senior team's coach, the position of the National Cricket Academy head will be vacated and it is now being reported by senior journalist Boria Majumdar that former India batter VVS Laxman is likely to fill that void.

While earlier reports had suggested that Laxman has refused the offer to be the head of NCA, seems like the BCCI top management has managed to convince Laxman who is widely regarded as one greatest India Test batters of all time and has 8781 runs in 134 matches with 17 centuries.

NCA plays an important role in shaping the future of Indian cricket: Ganguly

Earlier, however, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had denied all speculations regarding Rahul Dravid's appointment as the head coach when he said that there is a due process in place and Dravid will apply if he wants to.

"I haven't received any confirmation; I just heard about it in the media. There is a due process in place. If he (Dravid) wants to apply, he will," BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had stated in an interview with India Today.

"At the moment, he is the Director of NCA. He came to see us in Dubai to discuss NCA. What steps should be taken next? We are all of the opinions that the NCA plays an important role in shaping the future of Indian cricket. The NCA is responsible for developing the next generation of Indian cricketers. So he wants to talk about it," he added.

The recent reports have suggested that Dravid will apply for the job on Tuesday and once he applies it will be hard to look past "The Wall" of Indian cricket.