IND vs SA 2022: Rahul Dravid to be available for entire SA T20I Series

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IND vs SA 2022: Rahul Dravid to be available for entire SA T20I Series

IND vs SA 2022: What comes as a major boost for India’s T20I squad is that their Head Coach Rahul Dravid will be available for the entire South Africa T20I series & will depart for England on June 20. The BCCI wanted to have VVS Laxman oversee the South Africa & Ireland Series but Drabid insisted to be with the team for the entire T20I series as he wanted to test a few combinations ahead of the crucial T20 World cup. He will now leave for England on June 20, instead of June 16 & will join the Indian team in England before their first warm-up match on June 24.

“Rahul will be available for the entire series. He insisted on being there with the team for the whole series and not leaving before the last match. The South Africa series is an important one as it will help him test a few combinations of players. He will join the squad in England before the warm-up,” a senior BCCI official told InsideSport.

The upcoming five amtch T20I series will be crucial for India as they are on teh cusp of breaking the World Record. They are currently on 12 matches winning streak & by winning the first t20I they will create a new world record for most consecutive T20I wins with 13 wins in their kitty. KL Rahul has been named as the captain for the T20I series in teh absence of their regular captain Rohit Sharma who has been rested from the Series.

Senior players including captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami have been rested from South Africa series. There are also a few injury concerns in the squad with Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, and Deepak Chahar all recovering from injuries. These are the reasons why Rahul Dravid wants to be there with the T20I team. His presence will provide great assistance to KL Rahul who shares a good rapport with Rahul Dravid.

VVS Laxman for Ireland series

NCA Director VVS Laxman will take charge of the Indian team for their two-match T20I series in Ireland in June as Dravid will be with the Indian team in England. Rohit Sharma-led Team India will play a First Class warm-up match against Leicestershire County Cricket Club before the 5th Test against England from July 1.

The two-match T20I series against Ireland will be palyed on June 26 & June 28 & will clash with the first warm-up match against County Select XI on June 24. With two Indian teams to be involved in two different series, the BCCI has decided to hand over the reins of the Ireland series to Laxman while Dravid will take charge of the Indian team in England after finishing the South Africa series at home. After the conclusion of the Ireland series, Laxman will join Rahul for the first Test in Birmingham.

“Yes, VVS will be with the team in Ireland along with the NCA coaching staff. He will team up with Rahul for the 1st Test in Birmingham,” the BCCI official added.

The BCCI will announce the squad for Ireland T20Is after the completion of the South Africa T20I series. The likes of Rahul Tewatia, Rahul Tripathi, and Sanju Samson are likely to be called up for the Ireland series. On the otehr hand, After leading Gujarat Titans to their maiden IPL title on debut, he is set to be appointed as the captain for two-match series in Ireland barring any late injuries.

After leading Gujarat Titans to their maiden IPL title on debut, he is set to be appointed as the captain for two-match series in Ireland barring any late injuries.

Team India Schedule:

  • IND vs SA 1st T20I: Thursday, 9th June in Delhi
  • IND vs SA 2nd T20I: Sunday, 12th June in Cuttack
  • IND vs SA 3rd T20I: Tuesday, 14th June in Vizag
  • IND vs SA 4th T20I: Friday, 17th June, in Rajkot
  • IND vs SA 5th T20I: Sunday, 19th June in Bengaluru

India Tour of England Schedule:

  • Four-Day Warm-up vs Leicestershire County Cricket Club – June 24-27
  • India A vs Derbyshire T20:July 1
  • India vs England 5th Test– July 1-5 @ Birmingham
  • India A vs Northamptonshire: July 3
  • IND vs ENG 1st T20:July 7 @ Southampton
  • IND vs ENG 2nd T20:July 9 @ Birmingham
  • IND vs ENG 3rd T20:July 10 @ Nottingham
  • IND vs ENG 1st ODI: July 12 @ Kennington Oval
  • IND vs ENG 2nd ODI: July 14 @ Lord’s
  • IND vs ENG 3rd ODI: July 17 @ Manchester

India Tour of Ireland Schedule:

  • IND vs IRE 1st T20:June 26
  • IND vs IRE 2nd T20:June 28

IND vs SA 2022: India Squad

KL Rahul (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (vice-captain)(wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik

India Test squad for England:

Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain) Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohd Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna

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