[caption id="attachment_874106" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-874106" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Tom-Moody_PTI-Resized.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="403" /> Tom Moody, Mike Hesson, Mahela Jayawardene, Robin Singh, Lalchand Rajput have reportedly joined the race, along side Ravi Shastri, to become next India coach. @PTI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/news/">India</a>'s hunt for a new coach has attracted top international names, including Australian <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Tom-Moody/news/">Tom Moody</a>, despite skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/news/">Virat Kohli</a> backing <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Ravi-Shastri/news/">Ravi Shastri</a> to get a new deal, reports said Wednesday. <p></p> <p></p>The deadline for applications ended Tuesday as the Indian side set off for a tour of the West Indies with pressure mounting on Shastri after the team were upset by New Zealand in the World Cup semi-final. <p></p> <p></p>According to media reports, Moody, former New Zealand coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/mike-hesson">Mike Hesson</a>, Sri Lanka stalwart Mahela Jayawardene, ex-India player <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/robin-singh-sr/news/">Robin Singh</a> and former India manager and current Zimbabwe coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/lalchand-rajput/news/">Lalchand Rajput</a> are all in contention with Shastri. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/the-captain-can-say-anything-it-all-depends-on-bcci-to-choose-the-next-coach-cac-member-anshuman-gaekwad-874093">The captain can say anything, it all depends on BCCI to choose the next coach: CAC member Anshuman Gaekwad</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>It was also widely reported that former Test player Pravin Amre applied for a batting coach post, while South Africa's Jonty Rhodes is eyeing the fielding position. <p></p> <p></p>While Shastri remains favourite and has an automatic entry in the process, Singh told The Hindu newspaper that after losing in the semi-finals in two straight World Cups and the world T20 championship "a change could be good for the side". <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ:</strong> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/really-respect-what-india-has-achieved-in-the-past-five-years-jonty-rhodes-871965">Really respect what India has achieved in the past five years Rhodes</a> <p></p> <p></p>Shastri's contract ended with the World Cup but he and his support staff have been given a 45-day extension for the West Indies tour that starts Saturday. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/kapil-dev-led-cricket-advisory-committee-to-select-next-indian-team-coach-872442">The post will be picked by the national board's Cricket Advisory Committee</a> (CAC), comprising World Cup winning captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kapil-dev/">Kapil Dev</a>, former head coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/anshuman-gaekwad/">Anshuman Gaekwad</a> and ex-women's team captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/shantha-rangaswamy">Shantha Rangaswamy</a>. <p></p> <p></p>Kohli had made his choice clear before leaving for the West Indies, saying the team has a "great camaraderie" with the former India all-rounder and will be "happy" if he continues. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/mike-hesson-to-apply-for-india-head-coach-role-report-872095">Mike Hesson to apply for India head coach role: Report</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>The 57-year-old Shastri will be in the West Indies when interviews are conducted and he will speak with the advisory committee by video call. <p></p> <p></p>Shastri, who was India team director from August 2014 to April 2016, succeeded former spinner Anil Kumble as coach after in 2017. Kumble stepped down after a year in charge, citing his "untenable" relationship with Kohli.