Former captain of India and head of the National Cricket Academy Rahul Dravid will coach the Indian cricket team for the upcoming limited tour in Sri Lanka, reports ANI.
This will be Dravid’s second time as a coach in the men’s adult team after he traveled abroad as a cotton consultant on the 2014 England tour.
The coaching staff of the India team will be in the UK and it is best for the young team to be led by Dravid, as it has already worked with almost all the boys from India “A”. The comfort that the youngsters share with him will be added “, an official told ANI.
The Sri Lankan tour consists of three ODIs and as many T20Is between July 13-27.
Dravid will travel as the team’s coach, as India’s head coach Ravi Shastri will be with the test team to prepare for the five-game series against England, which begins in August.
In addition, India’s bowling Bharat Arun, field coach R Sridhar and cotton coach Vikram Rathour will also remain on the test team.
A significant portion of the squad that will travel to Sri Lanka is expected to include players who have already played under Dravid with India’s U-19 and A teams in the past.
During Dravid’s tenure as U-19 coach, India lifted the World Cup in 2018. The former Indian captain is credited with being based on a number of cricket players who are currently being touted as the next generation of Indian cricket.