Hardik Pandya walks from the field as rain delays play during the first Twenty20 match between New Zealand and India at Sky Stadium in Wellington on Friday. AFP
Rohit Sharma's men suffered a 10-wicket thrashing by England during the semi-final at Adelaide Oval last week, prompting fresh soul-searching by a team that last won a global title at the 2013 Champions Trophy.
Their exit dismayed India's legion of diehard fans and prompted calls from commentators and the public for heads to roll.
A major shake-up had been mooted since the day after the loss, but the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took a big step on Friday evening when it issued a statement inviting fresh applications to fill all five positions on its selection panel.
It comes a month after World Cup winner Roger Binny was appointed head of the cash-rich board to replace Sourav Ganguly, who was reportedly forced out in a political tussle.
Reports after the England defeat also said the T20 squad will undergo a major transition, with prominent senior players including Rohit, Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin being gradually eased out. Rohit, 35, currently leads India in all three formats of the game.
The Indian Express newspaper said the new selection panel would be entrusted with the responsibility of appointing separate captains for various formats.
"Split captaincy was the likely direction in which Indian cricket will go after its major ICC trophy drought continued," it said in a Saturday report.
Hardik Pandya, who is currently leading the Indian T20 squad for a short three-match series against New Zealand, is the favourite to take over the reins in the shortest format.
The all-rounder this year led Gujarat Titans to their Indian Premier League title in their inaugural season.
India's first match against the Black Caps was washed out on Friday without a single ball bowled and the teams next meet Sunday at Mount Maunganui.Agence France-Presse
With the victory, India boosted their hopes of advancing to semi-finals. They have moved to the third spot and taken over Afghanistan in run rate.
A Shaheen Shah Afridi-inspired Trent Boult did replicate his performance to help New Zealand set up an eight-wicket victory over India in their T20 World Cup match in Dubai on Sunday.
Rishabh Pant (30) and Shreyas Iyer (37) made useful cameos after India were put into bat in a crunch game of the five-match series led by England 2-1 in Ahmedabad. Fast bowler Jofra Archer claimed four wickets including two in the 20th over to return his T20 best of 4-33.
India, leading 2-1 in the series, struggled to make runs and lost crucial wickets early in the day, including skipper Virat Kohli who failed to score. But Pant put on 113 for the seventh wicket with Sundar to hit back after the England bowlers reduced India to 146 for six at one stage.
Pakistan still need another 160 runs to avoid follow-on after England finished with 657 Friday, their highest total ever against the home team.
On this occasion, plenty of surprises are in store for the fans. An interactive competition with the audience will take place, during which a variety of questions will be asked and cash prizes in the amount of Dhs5,000 will be awarded to the winners.
Balooshi leads the rankings by a single point over two of his competitors in this tournament, Portugal's Fabio Magalhaes and Poland's Konrad Dabrowski.
Cameroon finished third on four points, two points below second-placed Switzerland, who defeated Serbia 3-2. Brazil, who had already qualified, finished on top on goal difference with six points and will face South Korea in the last 16.