Team India’s busy schedule will come to light again, when two teams working together reappear. The white ball team will play their home game against South Africa, while the India team will also have to play the T20 series against Ireland. Meanwhile, Team India will go on a tour of England for the Test match. In such a situation, two crews of trainers could be seen. This will be the second time they have had a regular training staff and another part-time.
The coaching staff led by Rahul Dravid will tour England next month. In the absence of the head coach for Team India, VVS Laxman may have to take on the role of head coach for the T20 series against South Africa and Ireland. According to InsideSport, BCCI will appoint Laxman as head coach for Team India for a limited time in place of Dravid, who is currently the head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA).
A BCCI official said, “We now have a warm-up match against Leicestershire on June 24 ahead of the Birmingham Test. Rahul Dravid and the team will leave on June 15 or 16. We will host India against South Africa in the T20 series of VVS (Lakshman) and … they will be asked to play the coaching role in T20 Series vs Ireland”. Interestingly, Rahul Dravid played the head coach on the Sri Lanka tour when he was the NCA president, with Ravi Shastri in England with the main team.
Team India will host South Africa in 5 T20I matches from June 9-19. After the domestic series, the team will leave for Ireland to play 2 T20Is on June 26 and 28. Meanwhile, in the middle of this T20 series, the first team will leave for the UK, where one Test, three ODI matches and several T20 international matches will be played in July. Before that, Team India have to play a practice match against Leicestershire to practice for the Test match. This team will be announced next week.