New Delhi, May 20: Former India captain and current National Cricket Academy (NCA) head Rahul Dravid will mentor the Indian restricted overs group that will play a six-game arrangement against Sri Lanka in July. This will be his second spell with the Indian group in the wake of working with the young men as batting expert during the England visit in 2014.
Addressing ANI, a BCCI official aware of everything of advancements affirmed that the NCA head would be driving the group as the threesome of Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun, and Vikram Rathour will be in England with the Test group. “The Team India training staff will be in the UK and it is best that the youth group is guided by Dravid as he has effectively worked with practically the entirety of India ‘A’ young men. The solace the young people share with him will be an additional benefit,” the authority said.
Prior to taking over as the head of NCA in 2019, Dravid had worked intimately with the current yield of youths in the Indian group at the U-19 level just as in India ‘A’ group. Indeed, he apparently has assumed a vital part in developing a strong seat fortitude for the public group in the course of the most recent few years – having assumed responsibility for the U-19 and ‘A’ group in 2015.
The Indian group for the Sri Lanka arrangement is required to be chosen toward the month’s end and the young men should go through isolation in the Island Nation prior to playing the three ODI and three T20I games. The three ODIs will be played on July 13, 16, 19 and the T20Is are relied upon to be played from July 22-27.
While the youthful Indian players hope to battle it out with Sri Lanka in the restricted overs arrangement, the Virat Kohli-drove side will be in England sitting tight for the beginning of the five-match Test arrangement against the English group from August 4. This subsequent to fighting it out with New Zealand in the last of the World Test Championship in Southampton from June 18 to 22.