India vs Sri Lanka: Indian cricket team’s head coach Rahul Dravid is unlikely to be available for India vs Sri Lanka third and final ODI, set to be played in Thiravantapuran, Thursday. As per a report in ANI, the former India skipper has flown back to his hometown Bengaluru amid concerns about health issues. The exact health issues faced by Dravid are yet to be known. National Cricket Academy (NCA) director VVS Laxman will reportedly replace Dravid as team India’s head coach for the final ODI between India and Sri Lanka in Thiravantapuran.
It seems there’s nothing much to worry about as earlier in the day, photos of a healthy-looking Rahul Dravid boarding Bengaluru-bound went viral on the internet.
What An Splendid Surprise On Flight 🤩
Met The #GreatWallOfIndian Cricket and The Current Coach Of Indian Team.😍
— #MiFan B V Mallikarjuna Rao (@batchumalli) January 13, 2023
Rohit Sharma-led Indian cricket team is currently leading the three-match One-Day-International series 2-0. The hosts have already won the series and will play the third and final ODI against Sri Lanka on Sunday.
IND vs SL ODIs – Complete Squads
India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah*.
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Kusal Mendis (vice-captain & wk), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara.