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Rahul Dravid To Coach Group India On Sri Lanka Tour: Report

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Former India skipper and present Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA) head Rahul Dravid will coach the Indian limited-overs group that can play a six-game series against Sri Lanka in July. This might be his second stint with the Indian group after working with the boys as batting advisor through the England tour in 2014. Talking to ANI, a BCCI official within the know of developments confirmed that the NCA head can be main the group because the trio of Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun and Vikram Rathour might be in England with the Take a look at group.

“The Group India teaching employees might be within the UK and it’s best that the younger group is guided by Dravid as he has already labored with nearly all the India ‘A’ boys. The consolation the kids share with him might be an added benefit,” the official mentioned.

Earlier than taking up as the pinnacle of NCA in 2019, Dravid had labored carefully with the present crop of children within the Indian group on the U-19 degree in addition to within the India ‘A’ group. The truth is, he’s seen to have performed an integral function in constructing a stable bench energy for the nationwide group during the last couple of years — having taken cost of the U-19 and ‘A’ group in 2015.

The Indian group for the Sri Lanka collection is predicted to be chosen on the finish of the month and the boys must endure 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.

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Whereas the younger Indian gamers look to combat 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 Take a look at collection towards the English group from August 4. 

This after battling it out with New Zealand within the ultimate of the World Take a look at Championship in Southampton from June 18 to 22. 

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