New Delhi. After the rescheduled Test between India and England being played at Edgbaston, a series of 3 T20s will also be played. Its first match will be on July 7. Before this, big news is coming out. That is, VVS Laxman will be the head coach of Team India in the first T20. This will happen because the ongoing Test match between India-England at Edgbaston will end on July 5 and two days after that the first T20 between India-England is to be played. Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah playing the Edgbaston Test will not play the first T20. Dravid is also with the team as head coach in this test. In such a situation, he too will not be with the team during the first T20. According to media reports, VVS Laxman will take over this responsibility in his absence.
Let us tell you that last month, where a team of India came on a tour of England. At the same time, the other team toured Ireland for the 2 T20 series. The team led by Hardik Pandya won the series 2-0 against Ireland. VVS Laxman was the coach of the Indian cricket team on that tour. Most of the players who played in the Ireland series are included in the Indian team selected for the T20 series against England. In such a situation, all the players have reached England for this series. Along with the team’s coach VVS Laxman has also come to England and he will be the head coach of the team in the absence of Rahul Dravid in the first T20. Rohit Sharma will captain the team in this series. He has recovered from Corona and has started practicing.
Laxman will be the coach of Team India in the first T20
The Indian team will play the first T20 on 7 July in Southampton. VVS Laxman also played the role of coach of the Indian team in the two warm-up matches before this series. India was successful in winning both the matches. After this Laxman had a tweet, “In which he wrote that after Derbyshire and Northamptonshire, the next stop is Southampton.” Since then, news started coming to the fore about Laxman taking over as coach in the first T20.
India-England first T20 on 7 July
The first T20 between India and England will be played on 7 July, the second in Birmingham on 9 July and the third match will be played in Nottingham on 10 July. After this, the ODI series between the two countries will start from July 12. Its first match will be at The Oval. The second match will be played at Lord’s on 14 July and the third match will be played in Manchester on 17 July.
Indian squad for first T20 against England: Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan, Rituraj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 04, 2022, 16:27 IST