IND vs NZ: VVS Laxman To Replace Rahul Dravid As Indian Head Coach For NZ Tour
Former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman is all set to take over as the head coach of the Indian cricket team for the upcoming tour of New Zealand in the absence of Rahul Dravid, who will be rested for the series against New Zealand and will return home after India's grueling campaign in the T20 World Cup 2022. Dravid will return home after India's grueling campaign in the T20 World Cup and resume duties for the Bangladesh series.
Rahul’s support staff members Vikram Rathour, the batting coach, and Paras Mhambrey, the bowling coach, are to have been rested. VVS Laxman will have the former leg spinner Sairaj Bahutule and Hrishikesh Kanitkar as his deputies for the series against New Zealand.
It has to be noted, that this decision has got nothing to do with India's unceremonious exit from the T20 World Cup after England handed them a 10-wicket defeat in the semifinal match in Adelaide on Thursday. Apart from the regular head coach and his deputies, senior players Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Ravichandran Ashwin have been rested for the tour, the entire coaching staff has also been given a break after the T20 World Cup.
Talking about the Indian squad for the series against New Zealand Umran Malik, India’s fastest bowler, who had played three T20Is in Ireland and England, is back for the New Zealand tour. Check out the full squad of the Indian cricket team for the series against New Zealand.
T20Is: Hardik Pandya (C), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (VC and WK), Sanju Samson (WK), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik
ODIs: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (VC and WK), Sanju Samson (WK), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen, Umran Malik