Sourav GangulyIANS

Looking at the current scenario, one may guess that India will be traveling to Zimbabwe without a head coach. The former India captain and member of the BCCI's Cricket Advisory Committee, Sourav Ganguly, stated on Sunday that it will take a couple more months to find a suitable person for the high-profile role.

"It will happen in the next couple of months. I am not too sure if it happens before the Zimbabwe tour because it is not too far away," Ganguly was quoted as saying by PTI on Sunday.

Ever since Duncan Fletcher's departure from the team, India were being managed by Ravi Shastri, who was given the designation of team director. But his tenure also came to an end after the ICC World T20 2016, which was held in India.

A number of names are being considered for this role, but it seems Rahul Dravid is the frontrunner. A number of cricketers have suggested the name of the legendary batsman for the role, while India Test skipper Virat Kohli has expressed his liking for Daniel Vettori, who is currently the coach of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL 2016. Shastri's name is also being considered, as India did fairly well under him.

Ganguly was present when Anurag Thakur was welcomed as the new president of the BCCI. Immediately after Thakur was elected, he took very little time to get work done. Thakur made some major announcementsamong which was the one where BCCI will put up an advertisement for the role of the coach for Team India. The last date of application for this role is June 10.

Post that, the BCCI's Cricket Advisory Committee, which also has Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman, will look into these applications and after discussing with the captain and the board, they will take a call.

Meanwhile, a number of senior players are going to be rested for the tour of Zimbabwe so that they can gear themselves up for the tour of the West Indies, where they will play four Test matches. BCCI are expected to announce the squads for both series on Monday.