Who Will Coach Team India vs Australia T20 Series? BCCI Provides Massive Update

Who Will Coach Team India vs Australia T20 Series? BCCI Provides Massive Update

Team India will be in action in less than a week after the heartbreaking loss against Australia in the final of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. The Rohit Sharma-led side suffered a six-wicket loss against Australia in the final at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday (November 19).

India entered the final as the firm favorites after winning all of their 9 league games followed by a convincing win against New Zealand in the semifinal. India had also registered an impressive 6-wicket win over Australia in the league stage. However, the 10-match winning streak made little difference in the final as Australia thoroughly outplayed India in the final.

Bowling first, the team from Down Under bowled out the hosts for a modest total of 240 runs despite half-centuries from KL Rahul and Virat Kohli. In reply, Australia recovered from 47 for 3 to chase down the total in 43 overs with six wickets in hand. Travis Head starred with the bat, scoring 137 runs, and shared a 192-run stand with Marnus Labuschagne who remained unbeaten on 58.

Team India to have a new coach for Australia T20Is:

Just three days after the final, India and Australia will resume their rivalry in T20Is when they lock horns against each other in the first of the five-match T20I series. Most of the players who played in the World Cup won’t be a part of India’s squad. Hardik Pandya is also not available either due to an injury.

As a result, India will have a new captain as well as a new-look side for the upcoming series. According to a report in The Indian Express, the home team will also have a new coach in place for the series. The report stated that former India batsman VVS Laxman is likely to be the stand-in coach for the series.

Currently the director of the National Cricket Academy, VVS Laxman has ample experience in coaching. He served as a coach for IPL outfit Sunrisers Hyderabad for 9 years before joining the NCA as its chief. He has also stepped in as a stand-in coach of Team India on a number of occasions.

India vs Australia T20I series:

November 23: First T20, Vishakhapatnam

November 26: Second T20, Thiruvananthapuram

November 28: Third T20, Guwahati

December 1: Fourth T20, Nagpur

December 3: Fifth T20, Hyderabad

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *