Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Team India head coach Rahul Dravid’s extended tenure will be finished after the upcoming T20 World Cup to be held in West Indies and USA.

As per BCCI sources, former India captain MS Dhoni’s input can become a crucial factor in selecting the next head coach of Team India. BCCI is considering seeking the legendary cricketer’s help to become a deal breaker between the board and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) head coach Stephen Fleming.

As per reports, former New Zealand skipper and CSK head coach Fleming is BCCI’s first choice to replace Rahul Dravid as India’s head coach after the T20 World Cup. However, the former Kiwi great has expressed his reluctance to commit till 2027.

Fleming made this clear in his initial discussions with the BCCI during the early stages of the IPL. BCCI then started to look for other options and approaches were made to Justin Langer, Gautam Gambhir and Mahela Jayawardene.

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While discussion with them is ongoing, the board is not ready to give up on Fleming yet. Dhoni is likely to be their last throw of the dice.

Notably, Fleming is quite happy with his short stints in different teams owned by the franchise in various T20 leagues across the globe. Apart from CSK, Fleming is also coaching Texas Super Kings in Major League Cricket (USA) and Joburg Super Kings in SA20 (South Africa).

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