Gautam Gambhir Head Coach, 2011 World Cup Winner IN? How Team India's New Backroom Staff Would Look Like

Rahul Dravid eneded in tenure as the India head coach after winning the T20 World Cup 2024. Alongwith him, the contracts of batting coach Vikram Rathour, bowling coach Paras Mhambrey and fielding coach T Dilip also expired. Under the new head coach Gautam Gambhir, India will have a totally new backroom staff for the coming 3 years.
Gautam Gambhir Head Coach, 2011 World Cup Winner IN? How Team India's New Backroom Staff Would Look Like

Gautam Gambhir Head Coach, 2011 World Cup Winner IN? How Team India's New Backroom Staff Would Look Like

Photo : Gautam Gambhir/X
KEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Rahul Dravid and his support staff's contracts ended after the T20 World Cup 2024.
  • Gautam Gambhir was appointed as the new head coach of Tam India.
  • A 2011 World Cup winner is reported to join Gambhir's backroom staff.
India are currently on a high having won the T20 World Cup 2024. After the monumental win , it was an end of an era as Rahul Dravid ended his tenure as the head coach of Team India. The other members of the support staff, namely batting coach Vikram Rathour, bowling coach Paras Mhambrey and fielding coach T Dilip, too had their contracts get over. A new era has dawned now, with BCCI announcing the name of Gautam Gambhir as the newest head coach. A full change in the backroom staff can be expected, and there have been several names that have been discussed to join Gambhir.
Here is what the new backroom staff could look like for Team India till 2027

Head Coach- Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir has been confirmed as the head coach of Team India replacing Rahul Dravid in the role. The announcement was made by the BCCI on July 9. Gambhir has had an impressive run as a mentor in the IPL. In 2022 and 2023, he guided the Lucknow Super Giants to two consecutive playoffs. As the mentor of Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2024, he guided the franchise to their third title.
Gambhir will be taking over the team from the tour to Sri Lanka later this month. His contract will runs till 2027, meaning he can add more ICC trophies to India's tally, and carry forward with the exact moemntum that Rahul Dravid had generated.

Batting Coach- Abhishek Nayar

According to several reports, current Kolkata Knight Riders assistant coach, Abhishek Nayar has been demanded by Gautam Gambhir as the next batting coach to replace Vikram Rathour. Nayar is also the director of the KKR academy, and if this appointment dies happen, it would be a big blow for the reigning IPL champions.
After a successful domestic career, Abhishek Nayar has been the driving force behind the rise of several youngsters in the Indian setup including Rinku Singh. He has also been credited for the rejuvenation in the career of Dinesh Karthik, after he worked with him to improve his batting technique.

Bowling Coach- Zaheer Khan Or Laxmipathy Balaji

According to several reports, he two primary candidates who are likely to replace Paras Mhambrey are Zaheer Khan and Laxmipathy Balaji. Zaheer was Gautam Gambhir's teammate for an extensive amount of time, including the 2011 ODI World Cup. He was previusy appointed as the bowling consultant for India in 2017.
Laxmipathy Balaji worked with Gambhir as the KKR bowling coach in 2017, and then Chennai Super Kings. He also served as an assistant coach for the Tamil Nadu team in the Indian domestic circuit.

Fielding Coach- T Dilip
According to a report Cricbuzz, the current India fielding coach T Dilip is expected to continue his role uder the regime of Gautam Gambhir as well. There were reports earlier that Gambhir wanted Jonty Rhodes in the role, but that seems to not be the case right now.
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