Former captain Rahul Dravid is all set to take over as the national cricket team’s head coach after the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE. He has accepted BCCI’s offer after initial reluctance.

The 48-year-old Dravid has been in-charge of the national ‘A’ and U-19 set-up for the past six years and a lot of players such as Rishabh Pant, Avesh Khan, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari, and Shubman Gill have come through the system prepared by him. He heads the National Cricket Academy, in Bengaluru.

Paras Mhambrey is likely to be bowling coach.