Karthik, whose worldwide profession included roles on two excursions of England in 2007 and 2018, in addition to the 2019 World Cup, has since gone on to forge a profitable profession within the media, together with as a commentator for Sky Sports activities.
As a batting advisor, he’ll assist to impart his data of Indian situations throughout his stint with the squad, working underneath head coach Neil Killeen, and alongside full-time assistants Richard Dawson and Carl Hopkinson, as properly Graeme Swann, the previous England spinner, who will be part of the tour as a mentor.
Karthik’s stint may even present cowl for the Lions’ different batting advisor, Ian Bell, who will hyperlink up with the squad on January 18, after finishing his stint as assistant coach with Melbourne Renegades in Australia’s Huge Bash League.
The tour will overlap with the senior squad’s five-Check tour of India which commences on January 25, and can comprise three four-day matches towards India A in Ahmedabad.
Lancashire’s Josh Bohannon will captain a 15-man squad which was named earlier than Christmas, and options various current England Check caps, together with Alex Lees, Matt Potts and Matt Fisher, in addition to up-and-coming prospects corresponding to Somerset’s James Rew and Gloucestershire’s Ollie Worth.
“It is nice to have such a robust teaching group supporting our gamers for what ought to be an thrilling problem versus India A,” Mo Bobat, England Males’s Efficiency Director, mentioned. “The group has a deep and numerous set of experiences and experience.
“Neil Killeen did a wonderful job main the Lions in Sri Lanka final yr and can assume head coach duties once more.”
Bell (172 runs at 43.00) and Swann (20 wickets at 24.75) have been key members of the England Check group that gained in India in 2012-13, the latest sequence victory by a visiting group to the nation.
“Ian Bell and Graeme Swann have frolicked round our Lions environments over the previous yr and shall be well-placed to proceed supporting the gamers, lots of whom they already know properly,” Bobat added. “They each deliver incredible experiences to their respective teaching and mentoring roles.
“Carl Hopkinson and Richard Dawson have in depth pathway expertise and convey with them an England senior teaching perspective, and up to date expertise of Indian situations.
“And it is incredible to have Dinesh Karthik with us for part of our prep interval and main into the primary Check. I am positive the lads will love spending time with him and benefiting from his expertise of what it takes to achieve success at Check stage in India.”
England Lions squad Josh Bohannon (capt), Kasey Aldridge, Brydon Carse, Jack Carson, James Coles, Matt Fisher, Keaton Jennings, Tom Lawes, Alex Lees, Dan Mousley, Callum Parkinson, Matt Potts, Ollie Worth, James Rew, Ollie Robinson