Rahul Dravid will be the new coach of Indian team in Sri Lanka

Rahul Dravid

Former India captain Rahul Dravid will coach the team in the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah confirmed. Shikhar Dhawan’s team will play three One-Day Internationals and three T20 Internationals at Colombo’s R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium.
“Rahul will coach the team in Sri Lanka,” the BCCI Secretary confirmed to ANI. The team assembled on Monday and is currently undergoing seven days of rigorous quarantine followed by seven days of relaxed quarantine and indoor training.

On May 20, ANI reported that NCA chairman Dravid would coach the team while Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun, and Vikram Rathour were in England with the Test team. This will be Dravid’s second stint with the Indian team, having previously served as batting consultant for the team during the 2014 England tour. The team departs for Colombo on June 28 and will be quarantined for three days before training in quarantine until July 4. Following that, they will be permitted to train normally until the series begins on July 13 in Colombo. Three intra-squad games will be held in Colombo to prepare for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka.

Prithvi Shaw has been called up to the Indian white-ball squad. Devdutt Padikkal and Ruturaj Gaikwad have also been named to the squad as opening batters. Varun Chakravarthy, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, and K Gowtham have been selected as spinners, while young speedster Chetan Sakariya has also been selected after impressing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The schedule for India’s three-match One-Day International and three-match T20 International series against Sri Lanka was confirmed last week. The three one-day internationals will be held on July 13, 16, and 18. While the T20I series gets underway on July 21, the following two matches will take place on July 23 and 25.

source: ANI

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