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- India Tour Srilanka Rahul Dravid Will Be The Coach Of The Indian Team Captained By Dhawan; ODI And T20 Series To Be Held From July 13
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Former India captain and National Cricket Academy (NCA) chief Rahul Dravid will be the coach for the tour of Sri Lanka. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has already announced a 20-man squad for the Sri Lanka tour. The captaincy of the team has been given to Shikhar Dhawan. However the coach was not announced. The Indian Express has quoted BCCI President Sourav Ganguly as saying that Rahul Dravid will be the coach for the Sri Lanka tour. This will be the second time that he will join the senior team India as a coach. Earlier in 2014, Dravid was the batting consultant of the Indian team during the tour of England. He has also been the coach of India Under-19 and India-A team.
Separate team for Sri Lanka tour
India’s leading team is in England to play the World Test Championship final. Team India, captained by Virat Kohli, has to play in the final of the World Test Championship in Southampton from June 18 to 22. After that the team will stay in England and prepare for the five-Test series with England in August-September. At the same time, the BCCI has decided to send a separate team for the ODI and T20 series with Sri Lanka.
Team India for Sri Lanka
batsmanShikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Rituraj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Nitish Rana
wicket keeper: Ishaan Kishan, Sanju Samson
All-rounder: Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Krishnappa Gautam
Bowler: Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakraborty, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakaria
Series from 13th July
The Indian team has to play a three-match ODI series in Colombo from July 13 to July 18 and three T20 matches from July 21 to 25.
Decision soon regarding T20 World Cup
Ganguly said that a decision will be taken soon regarding the organization of the T20 World Cup. The T20 World Cup is to be held in India in October, but due to Corona, the BCCI, in the International Cricket Council meeting in the first week of this month, had sought time to take a decision on organizing the T20 World Cup by the end of June. Ganguly said that whether the World Cup will be held in the UAE or in India, it will be decided soon.
Team will be quarantine for two weeks
The team is quarantined from June 14 before the tour of Sri Lanka. All the players will be quarantined for 14 days in Mumbai. After that on 28 June will leave for Sri Lanka. Players will have to stay in hard quarantine for the first 7 days. After this, the team will remain in soft quarantine for the next seven days. Team India will reach Sri Lanka and stay in Hard Quarantine for three days. After this, he will remain in soft quarantine till July 4. A three-match ODI series will be played on July 13, 16 and 18. After this, three T20 matches are to be played on 21, 23 and 25 July.