BENGALURU: Former Indian batter VVS Laxman is set to become India’s head coach for the T20I series against Ireland.
India will go to Ireland to play two T20Is, in late June, after their home series against South Africa.
Laxman will be filling in for the regular head coach Rahul Dravid who will be accompanying the Test squad in England, during the same time as the Ireland series, for the rescheduled fifth Test.
India are scheduled to play a four-day match in Leicester from June 24-27, before they go to Birmingham for the fifth Test which will be played from July 1-5.
But before that, India will play five T20 matches at home against South Africa in June after the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League.
At present, Laxman is the director of cricket at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. He was chosen for this position last year after Dravid was appointed as the head coach of India.
India were leading the five-match series against England 2-1 in 2021 when the final Test was cancelled due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in the visitors’ camp. The Indian and English cricket boards had then decided to play the fifth Test in 2022.
A victory or a draw in the fifth match will give India their first Test series win in England since 2007 when Dravid was the captain.
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