Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid, the former Indian cricketer name gets into everyone’s mind when one thinks about the alternate head coach for the India tour of Sri Lanka.

Rahul Dravid to Coach Team India

Yes, BCCI needs to look for an alternate coach for the India tour of the Sri Lanka squad. As the regular coach Ravi Shastri will be assisting the Virat Kohli led Indian team to play the WTC finals followed by a 5 match test series against England.

Bowling coach Bharat Arun and batting coach Vikram Rathour will also be staying back with the team in England.

It is being heard that a whole different squad will be sent to Sri Lanka to play three T20i and three ODI games. He may take the assistance of a few of his peers from the National Cricket Academy (NCA). As of now, Rahul Dravid is the director of NCA and monitors the squads of India U-19 and India A.

Earlier Dravid was Head Coach for the India Under-19 and India A teams from 2016 to 2019. Under his coaching, the under-19 team was runners up at the 2016 u-19 Cricket World Cup and were winners at the 2018 u-19 Cricket World Cup. 

Sri Lanka vs India Schedule

After the BCCI announced the dates for the Sri Lanka series, the match timings have also been announced recently. The three-match ODI series which will take place from July 13 to July 19 will begin from 1:30 PM IST.

However, the three T20Is will be played in the evening, starting 7:00 PM IST.

The ODI series between India and Sri Lanka will start from 1.30 pm and the T20i series will commence from 7 pm.

Notably, all the matches will be played in Colombo owing to the strict COVID-19 protocols and bio-bubble restriction. Lately, Sri Lankan Cricket Administrative Committee chairman (in Sportstar) confirmed that all the matches in the series between India vs Sri Lanka will be played without any crowd in the stadium.