Saturday, May 18, 2024

Dinesh Karthik joins England Lions teaching employees for India tour


Dinesh Karthik, the previous India wicketkeeper-batter, will help England Lions’ preparations in India later this week, after being included within the squad’s teaching set-up for the primary 9 days of the tour.

Karthik, whose worldwide profession included roles on two excursions of England in 2007 and 2018, in addition to the 2019 World Cup, has since gone on to forge a profitable profession within the media, together with as a commentator for Sky Sports activities.

As a batting advisor, he’ll assist to impart his information of Indian circumstances throughout his stint with the squad, working underneath head coach Neil Killeen, and alongside full-time assistants Richard Dawson and Carl Hopkinson, as properly Graeme Swann, the previous England spinner, who will be a part of the tour as a mentor.

Karthik’s stint may even present cowl for the Lions’ different batting advisor, Ian Bell, who will hyperlink up with the squad on January 18, after finishing his stint as assistant coach with Melbourne Renegades in Australia’s Huge Bash League.

The tour will overlap with the senior squad’s five-Take a look at tour of India which commences on January 25, and can comprise three four-day matches in opposition to India A in Ahmedabad.

Lancashire’s Josh Bohannon will captain a 15-man squad which was named earlier than Christmas, and options quite a lot of current England Take a look at caps, together with Alex Lees, Matt Potts and Matt Fisher, in addition to up-and-coming prospects comparable to Somerset’s James Rew and Gloucestershire’s Ollie Value.

“It is nice to have such a robust teaching group supporting our gamers for what ought to be an thrilling problem versus India A,” Mo Bobat, England Males’s Efficiency Director, stated. “The group has a deep and numerous set of experiences and experience.

“Neil Killeen did a wonderful job main the Lions in Sri Lanka final yr and can assume head coach obligations once more.”

Bell (172 runs at 43.00) and Swann (20 wickets at 24.75) had been key members of the England Take a look at workforce that gained in India in 2012-13, the newest collection victory by a visiting workforce to the nation.

“Ian Bell and Graeme Swann have hung out round our Lions environments over the previous yr and will likely be well-placed to proceed supporting the gamers, a lot of whom they already know properly,” Bobat added. “They each convey incredible experiences to their respective teaching and mentoring roles.

“Carl Hopkinson and Richard Dawson have intensive pathway expertise and convey with them an England senior teaching perspective, and up to date expertise of Indian circumstances.

“And it is incredible to have Dinesh Karthik with us for part of our prep interval and main into the primary Take a look at. I am certain the lads will love spending time with him and benefiting from his expertise of what it takes to achieve success at Take a look at stage in India.”

England Lions squad Josh Bohannon (capt), Kasey Aldridge, Brydon Carse, Jack Carson, James Coles, Matt Fisher, Keaton Jennings, Tom Lawes, Alex Lees, Dan Mousley, Callum Parkinson, Matt Potts, Ollie Value, James Rew, Ollie Robinson

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