The world of cricket was hit by a shockk wave when legendary Indian-spinner Anil Kumble resigned as the Coach of Indian Cricket team before the West Indies series due to differences with skipper Virat Kohli. The interviews for this top-notch job will take place in Mumbai on Monday by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) with six strong contenders in the running. As the new coach will be given a two- year contract, the CAC will have to be judicious in its choice following the Kumble-Kohli dispute.
Ravi Shastri: Former team director Ravi Shastri, who earlier had not even applied for the job, stands as the most favourable candidate for the high-profile. The advantage Shastri has over some of the other candidates is his good relationship with Kohli.
Virender Sehwag: Another prominent candidate for the post is former India opener, Virender Sehwag, who is yet to prove his mettle in terms of experience gained as a coach.
Lalchand Rajput: Former national team manager Lalchand Rajput is also in the running. He might have stated that he is not in competition with Shastri or Sehwag but Rajput is still is in the reckoning to become the coach.
Tom Moody: He holds rich credentials as an international and franchise coach. The Australian is by far the most qualified for the job.
Phil Simmons: Antoher notable contender is the former West Indian all-rounder, who also holds a solid coaching record.
Richard Pybus: At the international level, Pybus' claim to fame was leading Pakistan to the final of the 1999 World Cup final in England.