Rahul Dravid best person to replace Anil Kumble as India coach: Ricky Ponting. Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting feels Rahul Dravid would be the best man to replace Anil Kumble as the next coach of Indian cricket team. BCCI has already started the process to look for Team India's new coach and even invited applications for the same, as Kumble's contract will expire post Champions Trophy 2017. As per the reports, the BCCI is unhappy with Kumble, the board is not in the mood to extend his contract. In such a scenario, Ponting has suggested that Dravid, who is the coach of India A and U-19 team, is the best suited be the next head coach of Indian cricket's the senior men's team.