Former India skipper and present National Cricket Academy (NCA) head Rahul Dravid will coach the Indian limited-overs crew that may play a six-game series against Sri Lanka in July. This might be his second stint with the Indian crew after working with the boys as batting marketing consultant throughout the England tour in 2014. Speaking to ANI, a BCCI official within the know of developments confirmed that the NCA head can be main the crew because the trio of Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun and Vikram Rathour might be in England with the Test crew.
“The Team India coaching staff will be in the UK and it is best that the young team is guided by Dravid as he has already worked with almost all of the India ‘A’ boys. The comfort the youngsters share with him will be an added advantage,” the official mentioned.
Before taking up as the pinnacle of NCA in 2019, Dravid had labored carefully with the present crop of kids within the Indian crew on the U-19 stage in addition to within the India ‘A’ crew. In reality, he’s seen to have performed an integral function in constructing a strong bench energy for the nationwide crew during the last couple of years — having taken cost of the U-19 and ‘A’ crew in 2015.
The Indian crew for the Sri Lanka collection is predicted to be chosen on the finish of the month and the boys must bear quarantine within the Island Nation earlier than taking part in the three ODI and three T20I video games.
The three ODIs might be performed on July 13, 16, 19 and the T20Is are anticipated to be performed from July 22-27.
While the younger Indian gamers look to battle it out with Sri Lanka within the limited-overs collection, the Virat Kohli-led facet might be in England ready for the beginning of the five-match Test collection towards the English crew from August 4.
This after battling it out with New Zealand within the closing of the World Test Championship in Southampton from June 18 to 22.
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