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VVS Laxman, Indian batting legend , is likely  be made the coach of Team India for the upcoming T20 home series against South Africa and the two-match series against Ireland.  According to media reports, BCCI is likely select two different teams for India in South Africa T20I series  and England tour.  While Rahul Dravid will accompany the Test team to England tour, VVS Laxman can play the role of coach in the five-match T20 series against South Africa and 2 match series  against Ireland.

 According to the website Inside Sport, a top BCCI official said, ‘We will play a practice match against Leicestershire on 24 June before the Birmingham Test.  Rahul Dravid will leave with the team on June 15 or 16.  We will ask VVS Laxman to join us in the India vs South Africa T20 series and the T20 series against Ireland.’

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 According to the report, senior players can be rested in the home T20 series against South Africa.  The selection committee headed by Chetan Sharma would like to give a chance to the youth.  Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya can also be given a chance in this series for a comeback , while veteran Shikhar Dhawan can be given the command of the team.  Earlier last year also BCCI had selected two teams.  One team was playing a limited over series with the host team in Sri Lanka while the other team was in England.  Dhawan was given the command of the team during the Sri Lanka tour.

 Experienced Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant can be rested against South Africa after the gruelling IPL season .  All these players will leave for England tour.  In the domestic T20 series, openers Rituraj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Tripathy, pacers Umran Malik and keeper Jitesh Sharma can get a chance.  Umran and Jitesh are doing great in IPL 2022.  The Indian team will play a 5-match T20 series against the visiting South Africa from June 9.

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