It is learned that all the members of the team going to Ireland will gather in Mumbai on June 23 along with the head of the National Cricket Academy VVS Laxman and the support staff. “Laxman and the players will gather in Mumbai on June 23 and they will leave for Dublin the next day,” the source said. They are already coming after playing the series so there is no need of time to get into the rhythm. Also it is a two match series so you don’t need much time to adjust.
After playing two T20 matches in Malahide on 26 and 28 June, the team will travel to the UK for a T20 warm-up match, while the Test team will play the remainder of last year’s series in the ‘Fifth Test’ from July 1-5 at Edgbaston.
It is believed that not all players of the current T20 International team will be retained for the tour of England as many regular players will return to the team. “From the start of the limited overs series in England, you will see all the star players playing till the T20 World Cup,” the source said. No one will be rested except for a short series like the one against Zimbabwe. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja will return to the team. For now, only Lokesh Rahul will be out of the team.