Rahul Dravid to coach India in Sri Lanka tour, says report

Rahul Dravid to be a head coach for sri lanka tour
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Rahul Dravid, the former India captain and current head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA), will coach the Indian limited-overs team in a six-match series against Sri Lanka in July.

This will be his second time with the Indian squad. He has previously served as a batting consultant during the 2014 England tour.

Dravid has previously worked with the Indian U19 and A teams. And has a strong rapport with the majority of the players. His experience would be beneficial to the squad.

The coaching trio of Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun, and Vikram Rathour will be in England with the Test team.

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So, Rahul Dravid is the best option to be head coach for the Sri Lanka six-match series.

A BCCI official said, “The Team India coaching staff will be in the UK and it is best that the young team is guided by Dravid as he has already worked with almost all of the India ‘A’ boys. The comfort the youngsters share with him will be an added advantage.”

“While some members of the NCA will be busy with the women’s team in England, Dravid, Paras and a few others will tour Sri Lanka for the limited overs series,” a BCCI official said.

From July 13 to 27, India will play three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and as many Twenty-20 Internationals (T20Is) in Sri Lanka with a second-string team.

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There will be a mix of fringe players and proven white-ball specialists in the squad.

Meanwhile, for captaincy Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan, and Shreyas Iyer are in race.

It’s unclear if Iyer would be able to play in Sri Lanka after undergoing shoulder surgery.

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