According to a report, BCCI is going to name this Indian legend in charge of the Australia series after the World Cup.
As the tenure of Rahul Dravid is set for completion after the World Cup, it will be interesting to see whether the former captain of team India will seek his renewal. Following the conclusion of the World Cup, India is going to resume its white-ball rivalry with Australia in the shortest format. The Dravid-coached side defeated Australia in the three-match series in the lead-up to the World Cup.
According to a report, it has been learned that former India batsman VVS Laxman might be looking after the Indian team in the absence of Dravid for the five-match T20I series against Australia. Head coach Dravid and a host of seasoned campaigners, including Captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Jasprit Bumrah, might be rested for the five-match T20I series after a grueling World Cup campaign.
As per the statement of a BCCI official, “VVS Laxman has always been in charge when Rahul has taken a break, and the same thing is likely to continue for the series just after the World Cup.”
The apex cricket board has the option to ask Dravid to reapply for the head coach job. If BCCI is seeking fresh applications in the post-Dravid era, batting icon Laxman will be one of the leading candidates to become the next India head coach. The head of the National Cricket Academy can be joined by Sitansu Kotak as the batting coach. The report added that Kotak is tipped to become the coach of India ‘A’ for the South Africa tour.