VVS Laxman
VVS Laxman. (Picture by Philip Brown/Popperfoto through Getty Pictures)

The Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA) head VVS Laxman shall be appearing as the pinnacle coach of the India on the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe, within the absence of standard head coach Rahul Dravid, who is about to depart for the UAE with the India’s T20I facet for the Asia Cup 2022. Laxman was additionally India’s coach in the course of the tour of Eire as there was a simultaneous Check tour of the Indian group to England.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirmed that Laxman shall be in command of the Indian facet for the three-match ODI sequence, however confirmed that Rahul Dravid shouldn’t be taking any break. He talked about that the distinction between the Asia Cup squad leaving for the UAE and the Zimbabwe tour coming to an finish has only a one-day interval and added that Dravid must be with the T20I squad fairly than the ODI one.

“Sure, VVS Laxman shall be in command of the Indian group in Zimbabwe for the three-match ODI sequence. It’s not like Rahul Dravid is taking a break. The ODI sequence in Zimbabwe finishes on August 22 and Dravid together with Indian group will attain the UAE on August 23,” Jay Shah was quoted as saying by NDTV Sports activities.

Since there’s little hole between the 2 occasions, Laxman shall be in command of the Indian squad in Zimbabwe. Since solely KL and Hooda are there with the ODI squad in Zimbabwe, it was solely logical that the pinnacle coach could be with the T20 squad,” he added.

In the meantime, the BCCI introduced a 15-member squad for the Asia Cup, with Jasprit Bumrah lacking out as a result of an harm. The likes of KL Rahul and Virat Kohli returned to the squad whereas there was no place for Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson. Samson and Kishan shall be a part of the three-match ODI sequence in opposition to Zimbabwe, which begins on August 18. Rahul is about to guide the facet in Zimbabwe after being deemed match.