The Indian cricket team has to play in the T20 series against South Africa at their home next month. South Africa has announced its team for this series. The Indian team is also expected to be announced soon. According to the information, India can once again go into two series with two different teams. Regular head coach Rahul Dravid will accompany the team and former veteran and National Cricket Academy director VVS Laxman will accompany the team.
The Indian team has to play in a 5-match T20 series against South Africa at home from June 9 to 19 after the end of the Indian Premier League. The schedule of this series has been revealed. India can play against the visiting South Africa team under the supervision of a new coach. On the Ireland tour of India too, Laxman has to handle the responsibility of coaching. If reports are to be believed, VVS has to be entrusted with this responsibility. In the T20 series against Africa, Laxman will be with the team, whose command can be given to Shikhar Dhawan. At the same time, Dravid will go on a tour of England with the main team.
The first match of the series between India and South Africa is to be played in Delhi on 9 June. The second T20 match is to be held in Cuttack on June 12. WiJack has been given the responsibility of hosting the third match to be held on the 14th. The fourth match is to be played in Rajkot on June 17 while the last match will be played on June 19.
Ravi Shastri, the former head coach of the Indian team, was on a tour of England with the team while the Indian team left under the coaching of Rahul Dravid to play the series in Sri Lanka. Dravid used to be the head of the NCA then. Now VVS is carrying out this responsibility and he can take up the responsibility of coaching the Indian team for the T20 series.
Laxman has taken over the responsibility of coaching in the past as well. He has coached for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL. Apart from this, he has also served as a batting consultant with the Bengal team. Earlier, he has also worked as supporting staff in the Under-19 World Cup.
It is believed that after an exhausting IPL 2022 series, most of the players that play in multiple formats will be rested from the series against South Africa. Instead, the team playing against the Proteas is likely to include top performers from the ongoing IPL season. As a result, it is expected that the likes of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant will be rested and will travel to England on June 15.