BCCI's stance on Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul's Asia Cup chances revealed after viral match simulation footage, Dravid remark
While the two cricketers appeared to be in fine shape, it is unclear whether they would be selected for the Asia Cup squad. Apart from batting, the BCCI wants to see if Rahul can keep for 50 overs, according to a BCCI official on Monday.
"Keeping 50 overs in Sri Lankan heat would take its toll, and NCA can only give him a fit certificate if he can don the big gloves without obvious discomfort."
Furthermore, they haven't played anything, and the first international game against Pakistan (on September 2) may put too much pressure on them. "However, time is of the essence," a BCCI source following the developments stated.
Meanwhile, against Ireland, India will be led by comeback kid Jasprit Bumrah. Former India cricketer Laxman was believed to join head coach Rahul Dravid and his support staff in the United States for the final two T20Is against the West Indies.
According to Crichistory.com, Sitanshu Kotak and Sairaj Bahutule would be among the Indian support personnel in the Ireland series.
According to the report, the Ireland team will meet in two distinct groups in Dublin.
While the West Indies series players will fly directly from Miami to Dublin, the rest of the players will fly from Mumbai early on Tuesday. On August 18, 20, and 23, India will play Ireland.