The Board of Control for cricket in india (BCCI) is considering an intriguing proposal to leverage the expertise of both gautam gambhir and WV Raman as part of the coaching staff for the men's national cricket team. Currently, Gambhir is seen as the front runner for the head coach position, thanks to his experience mentoring IPL teams like the lucknow Super Giants and kolkata Knight Riders. However, WV Raman, another former india opener with extensive coaching experience, including domestic cricket, IPL, and the indian women's cricket team, is also under consideration.
A source following the developments suggested that the bcci could utilize both Gambhir and Raman's services in a complementary manner. One possible arrangement could involve Gambhir taking on the role of head coach while Raman could serve as the batting coach or have a significant influence in the red-ball format. This dual-coach strategy aims to maximize their respective strengths for the benefit of indian cricket.
Raman’s extensive experience, particularly with young players during his tenure with various U-19 and A series teams, positions him as a valuable asset for guiding the team through a transitional phase expected over the next 12-15 months, especially following the World Cup. This period will likely see changes in the t20 format first, followed by shifts in the ODI and Test formats.

Both Gambhir and Raman recently underwent a rigorous interview process conducted by the cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which is tasked with selecting the new head coach to succeed rahul Dravid. While Gambhir attended the interview virtually, Raman was present in person, showcasing the serious consideration each candidate is receiving.

The BCCI's potential strategy to combine the coaching acumen of both Gambhir and Raman reflects a forward-thinking approach aimed at strengthening the indian cricket team's performance and facilitating a smooth transition during a critical period.

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