Appointed as Team India director after a horrendous Test series in England, former cricketer Ravi Shastri played a key role - one acknowledged by several players - in the following ODI series. India lost the Tests 3-1 but won the ODIs 3-1 and the Board of Control for Cricket in India reportedly wants Shatri to continue the good work till the World Cup next year.
According to a source-based reportin Times of India, BCCI officials regard Shastri as a crucial reason for India's turnaround in England and that his communication skills and expertise as coaching director is invaluable. "He took charge at a very short notice and made a huge difference. If he stays on, it will be a big boost for our team. We will sit with him and discuss how to take it forward,"
Interestingly though, the report says coach Duncan Fletcher is also likely to remain.