Rahul Dravid Named Batting Consultant for England Tour


Rahul Dravid will assist chief coach Duncan Fletcher as Team India’s batting consultant on the current tour of England. Dravid was the only successful Indian batsman when MS Dhoni’s team were drubbed four-nil in the last Test series in England in 2011.

Dravid, who is the coach of Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League, is regarded as a master tactician and his presence in a dressing room full of young players will come in handy. India play a five-Test series starting July 9. He will be with the team till the beginning of the first Test.

The move was initiated by the team management, according to BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel.

“It was the coach (Duncan Fletcher) who approached us on behalf of the team and said it would be good to have Rahul with his vast experience spend some time with the boys ahead of the series,” Patel told ESPNcricinfo. “We immediately requested Rahul and he readily agreed.”…

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