IND vs IRE: Before the tour of Ireland, BCCI gave a big gift to the Indian team, players will be happy


Bengaluru: The Cricket Board of India (BCCI) has decided to give a three-day break to India’s T20 team headed by Hardik Pandya for the tour of Ireland (IND vs IRE). Rahul Dravid, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant will leave for London early Monday and BCCI wants T20 experts to be given a brief break. India has to play there on 26 and 28 June.

A BCCI source told PTI, “All the players selected for the T20 series against Ireland have been given a three-day break. No biologically safe environment will be created for the series but the players will not be accompanied by their families. Some players have been playing cricket continuously since IPL and it is appropriate that they spend some time at home.
Laxman will be the coach of Team India on Ireland tour, Rahul Dravid’s special mentor will help
It is learned that all the members of the team going to Ireland will gather in Mumbai on June 23 along with the head of the National Cricket Academy VVS Laxman and the support staff. “Laxman and the players will gather in Mumbai on June 23 and they will leave for Dublin the next day,” the source said. They are already coming after playing the series so there is no need of time to get into the rhythm. Also it is a two match series so you don’t need much time to adjust.

After playing two T20 matches in Malahide on 26 and 28 June, the team will travel to the UK for a T20 warm-up match, while the Test team will play the remainder of last year’s series in the ‘Fifth Test’ from July 1-5 at Edgbaston.

It is believed that not all players of the current T20 International team will be retained for the tour of England as many regular players will return to the team. “From the start of the limited overs series in England, you will see all the star players playing till the T20 World Cup,” the source said. No one will be rested except for a short series like the one against Zimbabwe. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja will return to the team. For now, only Lokesh Rahul will be out of the team.