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With 28 Wins From 46 Matches, Ravi Shastri is India's Most Successful Coach in Test Cricket

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Ravi Shastri, the current Head Coach of the Indian men's cricket team, is the most successful coach in the country's Test cricket history. India has won a whopping 28 of the 46 Tests under the guidance and mentorship of Shastri - that translates into a Success Percentage of 60.87%.

Ravi Shastri, the current Head Coach of the Indian men’s cricket team, is the most successful coach in the country’s Test cricket history. India have won two successive series coming back from behind against all odds and adversity in tough conditions against quality bowling attacks and the dressing room work ethics and man-management skills of Shastri are a big reason for the team’s exemplary fightback qualities.

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Shastri has been hailed by former cricketers, current Indian players, analysts and pundits for instilling a ‘Never-Give-Up-Attitude’ amongst the talented Indian brigade. He has inspired the players, both experienced and the youngsters, to give their best when the chips are down and the team needs their services the most.
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India has won a whopping 28 of the 46 Tests under the guidance and mentorship of Shastri - that translates into a Success Percentage of 60.87%. John Wright follows with 21 wins from 52 matches. Gary Kirsten is at number 3 with 16 Test victories from 52 matches and is followed by Duncan Fletcher under whose tenure India tasted success with 13 wins from 39 games.

Anil Kumble is at number 5 on the list sorted on the basis of most Test wins with India being victorious in 12 out of 17 matches with him at the helm. Not surprisingly, Greg Chappell holds the sixth place with India winning just 7 of the 18 Tests during his tenure.

India lost the opening Test Down Under in Adelaide after being routed for 36 in the second innings - their lowest Test score in a completed innings. The way they fought back at the MCG, then produced the save of a lifetime at the SCG before finally pulling off a stunning chase at the Gabba - it was one of the greatest performances by a team in Test cricket history. With half their players injured, controversies on and off the field and tight bio-security protocols. India defied all the odds and stunned a full-strength Australia in their own backyard.

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India again got off to a bad start against England losing the series opener in Chennai but came back through the likes of Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar to pull off a remarkable 3-1 win in the series. This courage, determination and the ability to raise your game on the biggest stage under pressure is a quality Shastri has instilled in the young brigade who are coming up with once in a lifetime performances every few matches.

India has also had a great run in ODI cricket under the leadership of Shastri. The team has won 57 of the 91 matches during his tenure and has been amongst the two best teams in the world in the format. Currently, India is ranked number two in ODI cricket only behind England.

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