Rahul Dravid to Coach Indian Team on Sri Lanka Tour


Rahul Dravid, the head of the National Cricket Academy and former India captain, will be the head coach of the Indian team’s limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka in July. The Indian cricket team is set to tour Sri Lanka in July. Former India veteran Rahul Dravid will take over the coaching of Team India on the tour of Sri Lanka.

Dravid had stopped touring with the India A and Under 19 teams after becoming NCA chief in Bangalore. He will be the coach of the second-tier Indian team in the absence of Ravi Shastri. Shastri will be with the Indian Test team in England at that time.

A BCCI source told PTI that he would accompany the team on a tour of Sri Lanka. PTI had reported on 17 May that Dravid could be the coach on that tour. Bowling coach Paras Mhambre will also be part of the support staff. The Indian team will play three ODIs and three T20 matches in Sri Lanka.

There are many young players in the Indian team. Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer can be captains. It remains to be seen whether Iyer will be able to recover from a shoulder injury by that time.

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