The top Indian stars might be busy with the IPL but head coach Rahul Dravid and his support staff will assemble at the National Cricket Academy on Tuesday to start preparations for the World Test Championship final in June.
India will meet Australia at The Oval from June 7-11.
With injuries to key first team players like pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer and wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant, there are a lot of issues that need to be addressed ahead of the big final.
The workload management aspect also needs to be looked into keeping the ODI World Cup in mind.
VVS Laxman, the head of NCA, is not only overseeing the rehabilitation module of centrally contracted injured players but is also responsible for tracking the progress of ‘targeted’ players (India, India A) as well as the emerging players (aged between 19 and 23).
It is expected that both Dravid and Laxman along with their respective teams would extensively discuss workload management and the plans with regard to preparation for the final.