The Indian cricket team’s social media Has die Pictures shared of Dravid – who was appointed to coach of the senior side in die absence of head coach Ravi Shastri and others support Employee who are in England for die exam series – with die trading limited oversover captain Shikhar Dhawan poses for the camera from the hotel.
Dravid – who directs die National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru and has India U-19 and India A. trained teams in the past – was commissioned with die Job. It is speculated that die Karnataka batting Legend will eventually replace Shastri as head coach when his tenure ends.
Cricket experts and fans are equally enthusiastic about taking Dravid up die Mentorship role for a second-string Indian side the lack die likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah among others.
In absence of Kohli and Sharma, die selection Committee appointed senior opener Shikhar Dhawan as the captain of the side that will play three ODIs and as many T20Is against Sri Lanka, in the latter’s backyard. The ODI series starts on July 14th and ends on July 28th.
In one virtual press conference with captain Dhawan ahead of the team’s departure Dravid talked about his new role and said die experience become help he learns and improves.
“It is a great mixture of Experienced players and fresh players. As a coach, it’s a pretty exciting situation because you know when you create one good environment, everyone will learn a lot. We have to be together as big ones group, there are opportunities to learn and grow. It is a good chance for me too, as coach you always learn from everyone experience. You learn about yourself and about others cricket. It’s another opportunity for to learn and improve myself. I’m pretty excited, “said the 48-year-old.
The limited squad announced for die Sri Lanka tour includes several teenagers and even die Unlimited players who received her first India call-up. Beginner left-Arm pacemaker Chetan Sakariya, left-handed batsman Nitish Rana and Devdutt Padikkal are among them who were given to their virgin India call-up. Maharashtra batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad and Karnataka all-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham have also been recorded in the second-string Indian side.
The former Cricketer – who owns die Award of Accumulation of over 10,000 runs in Tests as well in ODIs – said die Adolescents who will make their debut in the upcoming series will be interested in doing well and die Selectors could even pick something for die T20 world championship, but that is total up to the selectors.
“Padikkal, Ruturaj and other youngsters will be very keen to do well in these series. Whether they are called up is up to selectors in die T20 World Championship, but definitely good in the series become help You a lot “.
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