Ravi Shastri ‘unites again’ with Team India; see pics

Ravi Shastri is back in the Indian dressing room after the former all-rounder was appointed as head coach earlier this month. India are now touring Sri Lanka for three Tests, five ODIs and a T20I. 

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 20, 2017 12:09 pm
Ravi Shastri, India vs Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli Ravi Shastri will begin his coaching tenure with Indian team during Sri Lanka series. (Source: PTI)

Ravi Shastri is back in the Indian dressing room after the former all-rounder was appointed as head coach earlier this month. Shastri grabbed the position after getting interviewed by Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman. The Virat Kohli-led side on Wednesday took the flight to Sri Lanka which would be Shastri’s first assignment after his appointment. The coach took to social media and wrote, “Great to unite with the boys again. Feels like yesterday #TeamIndia.”

Shastri has earlier worked with the side when he was appointed as Team Director in 2014 and held the position till the conclusion of World T20 2016. India are now touring Sri Lanka for three Tests, five ODIs and a T20I.

Apart from Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun was appointed as bowling coach while Sanjay Bangar would now provide the services of assistant coach and R Sridhar will continue as fielding coach for the side.

The three-match Test series is scheduled to begin from July 26 at the Galle international stadium and will be followed by the second Test in Colombo beginning August 3. The third and final Test will be in Kandy from August 12. The ODI series is set commence from August 20.

Schedule of India’s Tour of Sri Lanka 2017:
1st Test: July 26-30
Venue: Galle

2nd Test: August 3-7
Venue: Colombo

3rd Test: August 12-16
Venue: Kandy.

1st ODI: August 20
Venue: Dambulla

2nd ODI: August 24
Venue: Kandy

3rd ODI: August 27
Venue: Kandy

4th ODI: August 31
Venue: Colombo

5th ODI: September 3
Venue: Colombo

Only T20I: September 6
Venue: Colombo

India’s Squad:
Virat Kohli (capt.), Shikhar Dhawan, K. L. Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-capt.), Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, W Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav and Abhinav Mukund.

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    Divakar
    Jul 20, 2017 at 4:19 pm
    With ry of 8 crores, shastri is confident of keeping the fabric (of his loin cloth) intact.
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      Namo
      Jul 30, 2017 at 11:24 am
      That said, India won the first team at Galle by a huge margin. Now it's time for you to clean your own fabric (of your loin cloth).
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      Divakar
      Jul 20, 2017 at 4:17 pm
      Lankans must be waiting for Shastri Kohli Pvt. Ltd.
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        T DUTTA
        Jul 20, 2017 at 1:28 pm
        MrRAVI SHASTRI SHOULD STOP THE FASHION OF CRICKETERS PRACTISING FOOTBALL----THEY SHOULD ONLY PRACTISE CRICKET.----FOOTBALL IS A BODY CONTACT GAME AND THERE ARE CHANCES OF INJURY---OUR WORLD CLASS CRICKETERS OF SEVENTIES AND EIGHTIES DID NOT PRACTISE FOOTBALL
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          Namo
          Jul 30, 2017 at 11:12 am
          Time has changed man. You s are always trying to pull the legs of someone rather than encouraging and wishing them best of luck. IN reality, Ravi Shastri will coach the Indian team and not you and others who are always negative in their comments. Moreover Indians fans are sometimes unruly and fanatic in their approach. That show their unsettled mental at ude and still reeling under the own self made ego. Be yourself and look at your own inner mind, rather than looking outside for happiness.
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