At the Asia Cup, VVS Laxman will serve as an interim head coach for India. But his role is going to be just temporary. Rahul Dravid is the team’s usual head coach. He is anticipated to join the team in the UAE as soon as he recovers from a case of Covid-19.
Most of India’s players are familiar with Laxman, who is in charge of the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. He served as their head coach during their tours of Zimbabwe and Ireland in August. India deployed a backup crew for each of the tasks. At the Asia Cup, things are different. Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel were unable to play due to injuries. Therefore Laxman will be working with an entire squad for the first time.
On August 28, India will face Pakistan at the start of this year’s Asia Cup, which it won in 2018. During this tournament, they will have a second chance to perfect their lineups for the T20 World Cup in October.
It is believed that David only had a few minor Covid-19 symptoms. According to a BCCI release on Wednesday he “will join the team after he tests negative and gets cleared by the medical staff.”
The 47-year-old Laxman is one of India’s top batters. Even though he followed on, his unbeaten 281 against Australia in 2000–01 is still regarded as one of the greatest Test cricket centuries ever. With 8781 runs from 134 Tests at the conclusion of his career in 2012, he transitioned into coaching and commentary.
Laxman was invited to take over as director of cricket at the NCA. And also develop a plan for aspiring players to enter into India’s men’s and women’s teams at both senior and junior levels. This was after serving as a mentor to Sunrisers Hyderabad from 2013 to 21.
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