VVS Laxman to coach India for upcoming SA T20 series, Ireland tour

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 05:22 PM IST
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VVS Laxman | Photo: Twitter

Former India batsman VVS Laxman will be the head coach job of the Indian team for the T20I series against South Africa and Ireland.

Laxman is currently the director of the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.

According to a report in ESPNCricinfo, Laxman's appointment as a stand-in coach is due to the fact that Rahul Dravid will be travelling with the Indian Test team for England tour in July.

It is understood that veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan and all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who has impressed one and all with his captaincy for Gujarat Titans in IPL-15, are in the reckoning for the leadership role for both South Africa and the short two-match T20I series against Ireland.

The T20 rubber against the Proteas will start in the national capital on June 9 with the remaining matches being held at Cuttack, Visakhapatnam, Rajkot and Bengaluru respectively.

The squad for the SA series is likely to be selected on May 22 -- the last day of the league phase of this edition of IPL -- in Mumbai.

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