IND vs ZIM: VVS Laxman will be head coach in Zimbabwe, says BCCI secretary Jay Shah

IND vs ZIM: VVS Laxman will be head coach in Zimbabwe, says BCCI secretary Jay Shah

IND vs ZIM: Given the short turnaround between the series and the Asia Cup, which gets underway on August 27 in the UAE, National Cricket Academy head VVS Laxman will serve as India’s acting head coach for the next tour of Zimbabwe, BCCI secretary Jay Shah announced on Friday.

“Yes, VVS Laxman will be in charge of the Indian team in Zimbabwe for the three-match ODI series. It’s not like Rahul Dravid is taking a break. The ODI series in Zimbabwe finishes on August 22. And Dravid along with Indian team will reach the UAE on August 23. Since there is little gap between the two events, Laxman will be in charge of the Indian squad in Zimbabwe,” BCCI secretary Shah told PTI on Friday.

“Since only KL and Hooda are there with the ODI squad in Zimbabwe. It was only logical that the head coach would be with the T20 squad.”

The three one-day internationals in Zimbabwe will be held on August 18, 20, and 22 in Harare.

IND vs ZIM: VVS Laxman will be head coach in Zimbabwe, says BCCI secretary Jay Shah
IND vs ZIM: VVS Laxman will be head coach in Zimbabwe, says BCCI secretary Jay Shah

As members of the Asia Cup team, KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda will take a direct flight from Dubai to Harare, said Shah.

Laxman will be with the Indian team when the first team is away on assignment since it is BCCI tradition for the second string or A teams to always be under the supervision of the head of the NCA.

Laxman was with the T20 squad in Ireland. While Dravid was with the Test squad in England when the Indian side was in the UK in June–July.

KL Rahul is rejoining the national team after undergoing sports hernia surgery and healing.

He wasn’t initially intended to be a member of the Zimbabwe side. But since the medical staff has cleared him, he will play in the three ODIs with the team. Also giving him valuable experience before the highly anticipated Asia Cup.

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