August 13, 2022

VVS Laxman likely to coach India on Ireland tour

India Tour of Ireland: VVS Laxman will likely coach India in the IRELAND series while Rahul Dravid will be with the TEST team in ENGLAND- National Cricket Academy chief VVS Laxman is likely to coach the Indian side in the two-match series in Ireland next month as it coincides with the preparation of the Test squad in England. Follow India Tour of Ireland updates on InsideSport.IN

Head coach Rahul Dravid will be part of the England Test squad ahead of the series starting with the single Test on July 1.

India Tour of Ireland: VVS Laxman will likely coach India in the IRELAND series while Rahul Dravid will be with the TEST team in ENGLAND

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The four-day training match against Leicester before the test will be played from June 24-27 and this will coincide with the two T20s in Ireland on June 26-28.

“In all likelihood, Laxman will be with the T20 squad in Ireland while Dravid will be busy in England with the Test squad,” a BCCI source told PTI.

A similar situation occurred last year when then-head coach Ravi Shastri was with the England Test team and Dravid, who was in charge of the NCA at the time, traveled with the limited team to Sri Lanka.

India Tour of Ireland: VVS Laxman likely to coach India on Ireland tour

Laxman, who took over from Dravid at the NCA, had traveled with India’s triumphant Under-19 side to the World Cup in the Caribbean earlier this year.

It is also possible that the coaches choose different teams for the England and Ireland series.

A full squad is expected to be selected for the England tour comprising of one Test, three T20s and as many ODIs.

A week after the IPL final, India will host South Africa for five T20 internationals from June 9. The squad is expected to be selected on May 22 and all-format senior players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah will likely be rested.

India Tour of Ireland: VVS Laxman will likely coach India in the IRELAND series while Rahul Dravid will be with the TEST team in ENGLAND

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