Dinesh Karthik will join the team for 9 days
India A team will face England Lions
New Delhi. Experienced wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Karthik, who is out of the Indian cricket team, has been appointed as the batting consultant of England Lions. DK will inform this team about the conditions here in India against India A. A 5-match test series will be played between India and England. The test series will start from January 25. Before this series, England Lions team will play 3 four-day matches against India A team in India. Karthik has been included in the coaching staff of England Lions for 9 days.
Dinesh Karthik has visited England in the years 2007 and 2018. He was a part of Team India in the 2019 World Cup. After this he turned to commentary where he was successful. DK has also worked as a commentator for Sky Sports. As a batting consultant, Dinesh Karthik will inform the England Lions players about the conditions in India. He will work with head coach Neil Killeen. Apart from Neil, the coaching staff of England Lions includes full-time assistant coaches Richard Dawson and Carl Hopkingson as well as Graeme Swann. Former England spinner Graeme Swann has been made the mentor of the Lions team for the India tour.
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Dinesh Karthik’s international career
Bell and Swann played an important role in the victory of England’s Test team in India in 2012-13. Ian Bell had scored 173 runs at an average of 43 while Swann had taken 20 wickets. Four practice matches will be played between India A and England Lions from 12 January to 4 February. The second match will be played in Ahmedabad from January 17, which will start before the three-four-day matches. Dinesh Karthik has played 26 Tests, 94 ODIs and 26 T20 International matches. He played his last T20 International against Bangladesh in the 2022 World Cup.
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FIRST PUBLISHED: January 10, 2024, 21:16 IST