New Delhi: National Cricket Academy head and former India captain Rahul Dravid is likely to be the head coach of the Indian white-ball squad that will tour Sri Lanka in July.
According to ESPNcricinfo, Dravid is expected to tour Sri Lanka with the second-string India side in the absence of Ravi Shastri, who will all be with the Test squad in the UK from early June to late September for the WTC final and the five Tests against England.
India are expected to play three ODIs and as many T20s in Sri Lanka in July though the schedule has not been announced yet.
The squad will have plenty of fringe players and some established white-ball specialists because India’s Test players and four standbys will be in England at the time.
Having coached several India A and Under-19 sides over the last few years, Dravid will already be familiar with numerous India players who are likely to be picked for the Sri Lanka tour.
Former India quick Paras Mhambrey, who has also coached the men’s A sides and Under-19 teams, is also set to tour Sri Lanka as the bowling coach of the men’s limited-overs sides.