Team head coach Rahul Dravid has also been rested along with India’s senior players on the tour of New Zealand.
VVS Laxman has been appointed as the coach of the team in the absence of Rahul Dravid on the tour of New Zealand. This is not the first time that VVS Laxman has been made the coach of the team. Earlier, he was the coach of the team on the tour of Ireland and Zimbabwe. Former India coach Ravi Shastri has raised questions regarding this.
During a virtual press conference organized by Amazon, Ravi Shastri said, “I don’t believe in brakes. Because I want to understand the team, I want to understand the players, so that there is control over the team. I don’t think that much break is needed. You get a gap of 2-3 months during IPL. This is enough to relax. The second thing I feel is that a coach should be practical.”
He supported the youth –
Shastri further said that “I would not like to point at anyone, but the Indian team in future needs to identify the roles for the players, identify the match winners and follow the template of England. I agree with VVS Laxman that experience of senior players is needed, but young players can bring a lot to the team.”
Team can be prepared for 2024 T20I World Cup –
Ravi Shastri said that the England team had dropped some senior players, but they got youngsters who were playing fearlessly. Playing according to his nature without changing his game too much. India has a wealth of talent.
I think it can start from this tour as there are a lot of young players in the team. Two years later, before the next T20I World Cup, you can recognize his role.