Australia’s T20I series will probably be led by VVS Laxman after the ODI World Cup

A week after the ODI World Cup concludes, the Indian side will play Australia in a five-match Twenty20 International series, with head of the National Cricket Academy VVS Laxman potentially leading the team.

Head coach Rahul Dravid’s contract expires at the conclusion of the World Cup, and the BCCI may naturally ask the former captain of India to reapply, as the board will need to extend an invitation to apply again in accordance with standard procedure.

Considering how much travel and pressure he gets as head coach of the national team, it will be intriguing to see whether 51-year-old Dravid wants to continue with it.

Dravid, who has coached IPL clubs like the Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals in the past, might make a comeback to the T20 competition, which consists of ten teams.

Dravid, along with the rest of the team, with the exception of Suryakumar Yadav, will probably get much-needed relaxation following an exhausting campaign that required them to go almost 10,000 kilometers throughout the nation.

Under the condition of anonymity, a BCCI source told PTI, “VVS Laxman has always been in charge when Rahul has taken a break and same thing is likely to continue for the series just after the World Cup.”

If new applications are accepted, Laxman may be a very good one since BCCI has set up a procedure that ensures the NCA, who is intimately familiar with the system and processes, is ready for the position.

Big boys like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Jasprit Bumrah will be given a break to recover for the highly anticipated series against South Africa, where India play three T20Is, as many ODIs, and two Tests. The majority of the players in the T20 squad for the Australia series are players who were part of the T20 series in the West Indies, Ireland, and the Asian Games.

On November 23, in Visakhapatnam, the five-match Twenty20 series versus Australia will get underway.