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VVS Laxman set to be India’s head coach for Zimbabwe tour

India’s head coach for Zimbabwe tour

Former India player VVS Laxman is all set to wear team India’s head coach hat for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe as there is less time in between the 3-match ODI series and the Asia Cup starting on August 27 in the UAE.

The secretary of BCCI Jay Shah informed that the skipper KL Rahul and the new comer Deepak Hooda will directly fly from Dubai to Harare, as they are in the Indian team of Asia Cup.

“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.”

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The ODI series between India and Zimbabwe will be held in Harare on August 18, 20 and 22.

Previously, when the Indian team were on tour of UK in June-July, Laxman took the responsibility of being the head coach of India against the 2-match series against Ireland as the regular head coach Rahul Dravid was busy with test side in England.

KL Rahul, who missed the cricketing action since the IPL 2022 due to sports hernia injury is back in Indian side and that too with the responsibility of leading the side.

He was not the part of the Zimbabwe tour, when BCCI announced the squad, but later when the medical team has deemed him fit, board revived the squad and add him to the list as a captain for the three ODIs, which will be a sort of good practice tour for him ahead of the big tournament Asia Cup.

Vineet Vashisht
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