Physio Kamlesh Jain officially joined the support team in the Indian team on Monday (June 6). Former Kolkata Knight Riders support staff participant, who worked for the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise for nearly 10 years, and an entire-time as head of physio was recently tapped to join the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in place of Nitin Patel. Patel relocated to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.
The BCCI sources confirmed Jain’s appointment. At the age of 35, the Chennai-based physiotherapist was at the Arun Jaitley Stadium located in New Delhi on Monday (June 6) evening, when the Indian Twenty20 team, coached by KL Rahul, practiced for more than three hours. The 18-member team is currently preparing for a clash with South Africa in a five-match T20I series that begins with the ninth of June match within the Capital. The series concludes on the 19th of June in Bengaluru following games that take place in Cuttack (June 12,), Vizag (June 14), and Rajkot (June 17).
It has also been discovered that a portion of the support team except for Dravid will depart to England on the 16th of June with the team that was chosen to play the test against England following the 3rd T20I on the 14th of June. Dravid however, will continue to play the five-match series before departing for England on the 19th of June from Bengaluru together with Rahul, Rishabh Pant, and Shreyas Iyer who were selected for both the Test as well as T20I squads. Dravid will be supported by the NCA staff, who are already part of the squad in Delhi.
The skipper is regular Rohit Sharma as the skipper, India will play England at Edgbaston starting on July 1 for the final test of the five-match series last year, which was interrupted because of Covid issues within the Indian camp after just four games. Following playing the T20I match with South Africa, India will go to Ireland for two matches, between the 26th and 27th of June in addition the BCCI has confirmed the fact that VVS Laxman will play for Dravid and accompany the team to Dublin.