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Rahul Dravid has been rested, and VVS Laxman will lead India in the one-day international series against New Zealand

India’s head coach, Rahul Dravid, will be rested, and NCA chief VVS Laxman will coach the team for the upcoming ODI series against New Zealand, which will take place from November 18 to 30.

Keeping it to the point

  • Three T20Is and three ODIs will be paid for by India and New Zealand.
  • Rahul Dravid,who led the team in T20 World Cup is now on leave.
  • Hrishikesh Kantikar will accompany Laxman on team’s tour of New Zealand.

Crox Media Desk reports:The Indian team will be led by India head coach Rahul Dravid, while NCA chief VVS Laxman will lead the team on its upcoming tour of New Zealand.

India is all geared up to play three T20s and three ODI starting from November 18 to 30. Under the leadership of Rahul Dravid, India lost to England by 10 wickets in the semis of the T20 World Cup 2022 yesterday.

This tour rests all of the big names, including Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Ravichandran Ashwin.

Hirshikesh Kantikar (batting) and Sairaj Bahutule (bowling) will join the team for the New Zealand tour, according to BCCI sources. The NCA is managed by VVS Laxman.

This is not the first time Laxman will be heading Team India; earlier, he also headed the team against Zimbabwe and Ireland and the recent home series against South Africa as well.

All-rounder Hardik Pandya will lead the team for the T20 matches to be played in Wellington (November 18), Mount Manawanui (November 20), and Napier (November 22). Meanwhile, senior opener Shikhar Dhawan will be the captain for the ODI matches. The one-day internationals will begin on November 25 (in Auckland), Hamilton (November 27), and Christchurch will each host ODI matches.

India’s regular captain for T20s, Rohit Sharma, will return to the field for the tour of Bangladesh that will start on December 4. Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin, and KL Rahul will join him on the tour as well.

After crashing out of the T20 World Cup 2022, Virat Kohli left Adelaide, while Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are expected to fly out soon. Meanwhile, other squad members would leave Australia for Sydney and Perth.


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