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  • Shastri to lead India on Bangladesh tour

    NEW DELHI: Ravi Shastri will lead India on their tour of Bangladesh later this month, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Tuesday, as deliberations continue over a permanent replacement for Duncan Fletcher...

    Shastri will travel to Bangladesh as “Director of the Indian cricket team”, a title he also held for the tour of Australia around the New Year, which culminated in a semi-final defeat in the World Cup...

  • Ravi Shastri to coach India in Bangladesh

    NEW DELHI: Former captain Ravi Shastri was on Tuesday named India’s interim coach for next week’s tour of Bangladesh after officials failed to appoint a full-time successor to Duncan Fletcher...

    Shastri, who was the team director on the bilateral tour of Australia and the World Cup, was announced as a stop-gap arrangement for the short visit to Bangladesh to play one Test and three one-day international matches...

  • Shastri targets maintaining India’s number one slot

    GALLE: New India coach Ravi Shastri will on Wednesday look to prove his team remains the world’s best Test side when they take on Sri Lanka in the first of three matches...

    Shastri, who took over the demanding role after Anil Kumble’s acrimonious exit last month, has backed India to continue the ‘fearless brand of cricket’ that helped them regain the number one position last year from Pakistan...

  • Shastri applies for India coaching job

    NEW DELHI: Former captain Ravi Shastri has applied to become India’s head coach after the national cricket board extended the application deadline following Anil Kumble’s shock exit, reports said on Wednesday...

    Shastri applied for the job last year after being team director between 2014 and 2016...

  • BCCI appoints Ravi Shastri as India's head coach

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday named former captain Ravi Shastri the new head coach of India, ending weeks of speculation over the high-profile job after Anil Kumble's dramatic exit...

    Shastri, 55, was among five high-profile candidates interviewed on Monday for the post left vacant by ex-Test captain Anil Kumble, who resigned amid difficulties over his relationship with Kohli which he described as...

  • Shastri in spat with Ganguly after India coaching snub

    MUMBAI: Denied another stint as India's head coach, Ravi Shastri has been embroiled in an ugly spat with former captain Sourav Ganguly, who was part of the panel which awarded the job to Anil Kumble last week...

    The coach's post was vacant since Shastri's 18-month tenure as the team director ended with India's semi-final exit at the World Twenty20 tournament on home soil earlier this year...

  • India's Shastri under fire after England series defeat

    India coach Ravi Shastri has come under fire for his side's humiliating 4-1 Test series loss to England, a second consecutive away defeat for the world's top-ranked side...

    The thrashing in England, following the loss in South Africa earlier this year, piles pressure on Shastri ahead of a tour to Australia in November and next year's World Cup, as well as a massive clash with arch-rivals Pakistan next week...

  • India taking no prisoners against Australia, insists Shastri

    BRISBANE: India’s head coach Ravi Shastri insists his side will take no prisoners in their upcoming Test series against Australia, who are still formidable opponents despite results going against them in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal...

    Shastri, however, believes Australia will still be strong in the four-match series that starts next month and being deprived of key players will not weaken them significantly on home soil... ...

  • Shastri wins close race to stay as India head coach

    MUMBAI: Ravi Shastri will continue as head coach of the Indian senior men’s cricket team up to 2021 after edging out New Zealand’s Mike Hesson and Tom Moody of Australia, the country’s cricket board (BCCI) said on Friday...

    The BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comprising cricket great Kapil Dev, former India coach Anshuman Gaekwad and ex-women’s captain Shanta Rangaswamy, conducted interviews for the post on Friday and...

  • Shastri promises more freedom for players

    NEW DELHI: New India cricket coach Ravi Shastri plans to adopt a more hands-off approach to the role than his predecessor Anil Kumble, with the 55-year-old saying he has no intention of trying to act as a tutor the players...

    Shastri was handed the coaching reigns on Tuesday, a year after losing the job to Kumble, and the former all-rounder promised a fresh outlook to the job...

  • Shastri favourite for Indian coaching job

    Former skipper Ravi Shastri has emerged as the front-runner to be the new coach of India, but a final decision remains on hold until captain Virat Kohli has been consulted...

    Shastri, 55, was among five high-profile candidates interviewed on Monday for the post left vacant by ex-Test captain Anil Kumble, who resigned amid difficulties over his relationship with Kohli which he described as “untenable”...

  • Message to Ravi Shastri: Instead of blaming the pitch, why don't you blame the team?

    After South Africa’s mammoth 214-run victory in the deciding One-Day International at Mumbai on Sunday (which was the second-largest defeat for India in terms of runs), team director Ravi Shastri was not a happy man...

    While one could understand the former Indian captain’s rage at the abject capitulation of his wards, Shastri decided to vent his frustration somewhere else – after the match, Shastri is alleged to have abused the...

  • Proteas seek to readjust in ODIs as Shastri cautions tourists

    KANPUR: Proteas coach Russell Domingo says the squad will hit the reset button after the high of the T20 International series win as they prepare for the first One-day International against India in Kanpur on Sunday...

    “As far as I’m concerned India are good in all three formats,” he said in response to a suggestion that India were stronger in ODIs and Tests than T20s...

  • Nothing wrong with Tests finishing in three days: Ravi Shastri

    NEW DELHI: India team director Ravi Shastri sees nothing wrong in Tests finishing inside three days and suggested South Africa could expect another rank turner in the fourth and final fixture in Delhi next week...

    India humbled South Africa with two days to spare in the series-opener at Mohali before repeating the feat in another dustbowl in Nagpur on Friday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series against the world's...

  • Shastri cherishes his stint with Indian cricket team

    NEW DELHI: Ravi Shastri considers his 18-month stint as the Indian cricket team’s director the “most cherished and memorable phase” of his life but does not want to comment on whether he would seek a contract renewal...

    Credit to the boys for making it special,” Shastri said when asked about his stint with the Indian team...

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