Ravi Shastri , Former Legendary batter and Ex Team India Coach has once again reiterated his intent of pushing the executive roles of Coach and Captain in Team selection. He once again said that captain and coach should have a say while selecting a team for the battle.

A captain is allowed to sit in the selection committee but the final discretion lies with the committee members appointed by BCCI while the coach is even settled out of the table, i.e unlike captain he cannot even give his inputs to the selection committee.

“I think it is extremely important that the captain and the coach should have a say in team selection. I think going forward, both should officially have a say, especially if the coach is experienced enough, like I was and now how Rahul (Dravid) is,” Shastri told Star Sports.

Head coach is part of selection panel in Australia and England

According to Shastri, himself a former India all-rounder and former Mumbai captain, the skipper must get to see the mindsets of the selectors.

“It should happen in a meeting – not on the phone or outside – where the captain is there, so that he gets to see the mindsets of the selectors.

“What happens in the meeting when the convenor is there, all the big boys are there – he should be in that meeting,” added the 59-year-old.

Legendary Rahul Dravid has taken over as the coach of the India team from the last home series against New Zealand, succeeding  Ravi Shastri.

Ravi Shastri has always been vocal about the roles and discretion about selecting team members for the battle according to the underlying condition in any sort of home or offshore matches. Being coach and creating the habit of winning in players and boosting their vigour has been the key roles where Ravi Shastri worked very well in the past and probably this was the main ingredients what made him one of the most successful coaches w. r. t win percentage.


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