List of India national cricket coaches

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This is a list of all cricketers who have coached Indian national cricket team at the international level. India became a full member of the Imperial Cricket Conference (now the International Cricket Council) on 31 May 1926. On 25 June 1932 it became the Test nation after England, Australia, South Africa, the West Indies and New Zealand when they took on England at Lord's. They played only seven tests, which were all against England, before the Second World War, losing five matches and drawing twice. Their first game against other opposition came in 1947–49 when they played Australia.

The Indian team's greatest successes came in 1983, when they won the Cricket World Cup under the captaincy of Kapil Dev, and 2011, when they won the world cup again under Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Also, they won the Under-19 World Cup four times under the captaincy of Mohammad Kaif in 2000, 2008 under Virat Kohli , 2012 under Unmukt Chand and in 2018 under Prithvi Shaw. Also, under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India won the inaugural ICC T20 World Cup and ICC Champions trophy 2013. India came runner-up in World Cup 2003 and also won ICC Champions trophy in 2002 under Saurav Ganguly . MS Dhoni has the record of most number of Indian test wins (27) under his leadership. Mithali Raj led India to its best result in Women's ODI cricket when the team advanced to the finals of the 2005 Women's Cricket World Cup. Raj is also one of the three women's captains who have led their side to a victory in women's Test cricket, the others being Shantha Rangaswamy and Mamatha Maben.


Number Coach Started Contract Ended Contract Country
1 Bishen Singh Bedi
1990 1991 India
2[1] Abbas Ali Baig
1991 1992 India
3 Ajit Wadekar
1992 1996 India
4 Sandeep Patil
1996 1996 India
5 Madan Lal
1996 1997 India
6 Anshuman Gaekwad
1997 1999 India
7 Kapil Dev
1999 2000 India
8 John Wright
2000 2005 New Zealand
9 Greg Chappell
2005 2007 Australia
10 Gary Kirsten
2008 2011 South Africa
11 Duncan Fletcher
2011 2015 Zimbabwe
12 Ravi Shastri
2015 2016 India
13 Sanjay Bangar
2016 2016 India
14 Anil Kumble
2016 2017 India
15 Ravi Shastri
2017 present India


  1. ^ "Australia Tour 1991-92". Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Ravi Shastri to continue as India head coach". Retrieved 16 August 2019.

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