Sep 28 2021

Rahul Dravid to coach team India in the limited over series against Sri Lanka in July

Rahul Dravid to coach team India in the limited over series against Sri Lanka in July

Previous India captain and current National Cricket Academy (NCA) head Rahul Dravid will mentor the India limited-overs team that will play a six-match series against Sri Lanka in July. This will be his second stretch with the Indian group in the wake of working with them as a batting mentor during the England visit in 2014. 

BCCI official said Dravid would be directing the group as regulars lead trainer Ravi Shastri, bowling trainer Bharat Arun and batting mentor Vikram Rathour will be in England with the Test group for the WTC Final and the series that follows it. 

"The Team India training staff will be in England and it is best that the young team India is guided by Rahul Dravid as he has effectively worked with practically all of India 'A' young men. The solace the young people share with him will be an additional benefit," the authority was cited as saying by ANI. 

Prior to taking over as the head of NCA in 2019, Dravid had worked intimately with the current young players in the Indian group at the U-19 level just as in India 'A' group. He supposedly has assumed a vital part in developing strong bench strength for the team India throughout recent few years - having assumed responsibility for the U-19 and 'A' group in 2015. 

The Indian team for the Sri Lanka tour is required to be chosen toward the month's end and the young men should go through isolation in the Island Nation prior to playing the three ODI and as numerous T20I games. The three ODIs will be played on July 13, 16, 19 and the T20Is are required to be played from July 22-27. 

While the young Indian players hope to battle it out with Sri Lanka in the limited-overs series, the Virat Kohli-drove side will be in England sitting tight for the beginning of the five-match Test series against the English team from August 4. This will be subsequent to fighting it out with New Zealand in the last of the World Test Championship (WTC) in Southampton from June 18 to 22.

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