The six candidates include New Zealand's Mike Hesson, ex-Australian coach Tom Moody, current Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons, ex-team India manager Lalchand Rajput, former Indian fielding coach Robin Singh, and current coach Ravi Shastri.
The new head coach is expected to be chosen on Friday with the incumbent, Ravi Shastri, as well as Hesson, Tom Moody, Phil Simmons, Lalchand Rajput and Robin Singh among the contenders.
The final decision will be taken by the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), led by former India captain Kapil Dev, featuring Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy.
Before leaving for the tour of the West Indies, Indian captain Virat Kohli had said that he was in favour of Shastri continuing as the head coach despite the criticism he faced following the semi-final ouster from the World Cup.
Former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri, who is the current coach of the Indian men's cricket team, appeared in a total of 150 ODIs and 80 Test matches for the national side before a knee injury started affecting his game and he decide to bid adieu to cricket at the age of 30.
Shasti's tenure as head coach has produced mixed results as the team lost away Test series against South Africa and England, but won a series in Australia for the first time. He was involved with Otago in New Zealand was the former coach of Kenya as well.
"These six will give presentation for head coach before CAC".
Singh has been part of the Indian support staff before, holding the role of the fielding coach between 2007 and '09.
Even Tom Moody also parted ways from Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL.
Long before his success as coach, Moody had a middling worldwide career bookended by World Cup triumphs in 1987 and 1999.
He has also coach Multan Sultans in Pakistan Super League and the Montreal Tigers in Global T20 Canada this year. With Ireland, he was at the helm during their most successful wins including the upset win over England at the 2007 and 2011 World Cup.
In 2016, he was appointed as the head coach of the Afghanistan national side, and saw the team become an ICC full member under his tenure. He coached the West Indies to ICC World T20 glory in 2016, before being appointed head coach of Afghanistan in 2017. He began his coaching career immediately after hanging his boots from worldwide cricket and was in charge of the India Under-19 side.
He was then made the fielding coach of the Indian team between 2007 and 2009 and was appointed as the first head coach of the Deccan Chargers in 2008.
The former Mumbai opener, who also played for India, has also coached domestic side Assam apart from a team in the T20 Mumbai League for two years. At the franchise level, he has been on the coaching team of the Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier League.
India may have failed to win the T20 World Cup in 2016 and the ODI World Cup in 2015 and 2019, but the Shastri-Kohli duo helped the country climb to the top of the Test rankings with a historic series triumph in Australia.