Rahul Dravid to be sacked as Indian Head Coach after WC 2023, replacement named – Reports


Current Indian head coach Rahul Dravid has been on the receiving end of trolls and criticism from Indian cricket for the poor outings of the team of late. The team had a horrific run in the 20-20 World Cup 2022 followed by an embarrassing debacle against Bangladesh in the three-match ODI series in December 2022.

Meanwhile, the media reports have learned that the Indian Cricket Board has shortlisted the name for the next head coach of the men in blue after Dravid’s contract ends in 2023 with the team.

The Board might appoint former stylish Test batter and currently the NCA head, VVS Laxman as the new coach of the national team of India.

“Has that happened in Indian cricket before?” an Indian Cricket Board official was quoted as saying according to a report of News18 CricketNext. He came up with this answer to a question about split coaching in the different formats of the game.

Notably, the 48-year-old NCA head Laxman had been there with the team in capacities of head coach in the absence of regular head coach Rahul Dravid. The former went with the team on the tour of Zimbabwe in June 2022 followed by the first T20I of the three-match T20I series against England and Ireland tour of the two-match T20I series as well.

Team India to lock horns with Sri Lanka in three-match T20I series

Currently, the Indian team is all set to lock horns with Sri Lanka in the three-match home T20I series starting today, on the 3rd of January. The star all-rounder Hardik Pandya will lead the team in the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma, who is likely to join the squad in the upcoming three-match ODI series against the Islanders.

Here’s a look at the Indian team’s squad for the T20I series against Sri Lanka:

Hardik Pandya (C), Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Ishan Kishan (WK), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar


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