The National Cricket Academy head and India’s stand-in coach VVS Laxman talked about selection difficulties for the next year’s ODI World Cup 2023. South Africa is touring India for a three-match ODI series and both have finished the first game. India’s ODI squad is playing after the T20I squad departed for Australia.
Shikhar Dhawan is named the captain, and Shreyar Iyer is the vice-captain. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are off for the T20 World Cup. Rahul Dravid has also departed for Australia, and VVS Laxman has stepped up to be the coach for the ODI series.
“It’s worked well so far as a backup coach, it started from the Ireland series, the one England T20I, and the Zimbabwe series. Obviously, need to cover up for Rahul Dravid given his work commitments and the T20 World Cup coming up now,” Laxman said on Star Sports.
Laxman talked about the ODI squad and the inclusion of young players. “We have a good bunch of cricketers, they are all looking forward to the series, the competition between them is good, and we are spoiled for choices considering the amount of talent we have. It’ll be difficult for the selectors to get the right team going into the 2023 50-over World Cup,”
VVS Laxman talked about the new players and their performance. “All the youngsters are doing well, they know that they’ll not get too many opportunities once the main players return, but this is a chance to perform well and keep themselves in the hunt when the strongest side is being picked.”