The Cricket Advisory Committee shortlisted five candidates for the national selectors' job, the interviews for which will be held in Mumbai on Wednesday.
The record between the subcontinental giants at the World Cup is lopsided, with India having won all six matches in previous editions.
Former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad on Friday resigned from the post of chairman of the junior national selection committee.
Ishant Sharma has not fulfilled his potential yet, feels former India bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad.
Former wicket-keeper MSK Prasad replaces Sandeep Patil as Indian cricket's new chairman of selectors. He will represent South Zone in the five-member senior selection panel
Three senior selectors could land the plum jobs with fat pay packages and lot of additional perks, and Venkatesh Prasad, Ashish Kapoor and Maninder Singh are in fray for the roles
Anil Kumble has been named head coach of Indian cricket team for a year. Former captain Gundappa Vishwanath feels given his tactical knowledge and experience, Kumble should have been appointed for a longer term
Anil Kumble, who is currently the chairperson of International Cricket Council's Cricket Committee, has mentored Indian Premier League franchises Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians in the recent past
Former pacers Venkatesh Prasad and Balwinder Sandhu will vie with Sandeep Patil and Ravi Shastri to become head coach of Team India
Ever since his debut in 2000, Zaheer Khan was one of the pivotal members in the Indian bowling line-up. From the highs of the 2000 ICC Knockout Trophy to his injury in 2006, from in 2008 to becoming a World Cup winner in 2011, Zaheer has given the fans many unforgettable moments.
Ishant Sharma picked up 13 wickets in the recently concluded Test series against Sri Lanka and former India player Venkatesh Prasad has said that it is about time he leads the attack.
India's first match in the World Cup is against traditional rivals Pakistan in Adelaide on February 15.
The injury-prone former India pacer, RP Singh, might have taken just 16 wickets from five Ranji Trophy matches in the ongoing season, but has been instrumental in Uttar Pradesh's two outright wins to lead group B as they are almost certain to make the last eight.
Chappell previously had a troublesome stint coaching India, resulting in his exit after a disastrous 2007 World Cup campaign.
Venkatesh Prasad is among the eight short-listed aspirants to replace Graham Ford who would leave the job in January next year.
Dhoni is now the only captain in the world to have won all three major ICC trophies including Twenty20 World Cup, the 50-over World Cup and the Champions Trophy.
RCB have 32 players, including 11 from overseas to choose the team for every match, including 11 batsmen, 14 bowlers and seven all-rounders.
With AB de Villiers expected to join the squad on Tuesday; Zaheer Khan and Ravi Rampaul fit to play, Prasad believed the team had enough firepower to score a win.