Laxman will take over from his former batting colleague Rahul Dravid, who was recently appointed as chief coach of the Indian team following the end of Ravi Shastri's tenure.
R Ashwin praises Rahul Dravid's 'immense knowledge', says he looks forward to batting great's stint as India coach
Dravid, who was working as the head of National Cricket Academy, has been appointed for a period of two years till the 2023 50-over World Cup in India
Rahul Dravid is set to take over as the national cricket team's head coach after the T20 World Cup in the UAE, after he agreed to the BCCI's offer after initial reluctance.
While the coaching module has been tweaked to make it more appealing for modern coaches, what came as a pleasant surprise was the introduction of a "corporate problem-solving class"
Now in charge of the National Cricket Academy, Dravid has played a key role in producing the next generation of cricketers and a reserve pool which is the envy of India's opponents.
It is understood that he had never fully recovered from the knee injury because of heavy workload he endured on the tour of Australia.
Natarajan had played only two out of the four games for Sunrisers Hyderabad this season and it is understood that he never fully recovered from the knee injury that he had sustained due to excessive workload on the tour of Australia.
India vs England: Varun Chakravarthy fails fitness test again; T Natarajan yet to join squad due to shoulder niggle, says report
It is learnt that Rahul Chahar will be inducted in the squad as he is already in the bio-bubble since the start of the Test series.
India vs England: Mohammed Shami raises hope for Test series selection after starting ‘low intensity’ training
Shami was hit by a short ball from Pat Cummins during India's second innings debacle at Adelaide on 19 December, and had been ruled out of the remainder of the series.
Umesh Yadav is India's third pacer to be ruled out of the Australia series after Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami.
India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma clears fitness test, set to join visitors for last two Tests, confirms BCCI
Rohit Sharma had been undergoing rehabilitation at the NCA in Bengaluru along with pacer Ishant Sharma recently.
With T Natarajan already in the main squad, India's pure net bowling options have been reduced to only one with Kartik Tyagi helping out the batsmen.
India vs Australia: Skipper Virat Kohli says there's confusion, lack of clarity over Rohit Sharma's injury
India captain Virat Kohli stated that "confusion and lack of clarity" has led to the team management playing a "waiting game" on Rohit Sharma's availability which is not ideal
If a rough estimation is to be believed, the BCCI-NCA spent at least Rs 1.5 crore, if not more, on the rehabilitation and recovery of Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi during the last two seasons.
Why money-churning IPL is eminently central to BCCI's immediate fortunes and how the league affects other cricket boards' revenue structure
The alternative of IPL not taking place this year could leave a trail of pain and hardship for Indian cricket. BCCI itself would be hit by a double whammy – substantial loss in revenue coupled with a pointless increase in expenditure.
BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal says cricket operations team and NCA working towards organising a training camp for top cricketers
Though COVID-19 cases continue to rise significantly in India and are inching towards the 2 lakh mark, the central government has been taking gradual steps to open up the economy.
We've been addressing mental health issues of non-contracted and U-19 players during lockdown, says NCA chief Rahul Dravid
NCA chief Rahul Dravid on Wednesday said that they have been addressing mental health issues of non-contracted and U-19 players amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
India all-rounder Hardik Pandya takes part in training session at NCA to prepare for post-surgery comeback
India all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who is recovering from a back injury, underwent a productive net session at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
India vs New Zealand: Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal to make ODI debut, KL Rahul set to bat in middle-order
Shaw, who last played for India in October 2018, returns to the side after Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the ODI and Test series due to a left calf muscle strain
Pakistan wicketkeeper Umar Akmal could face disciplinary action for inappropriate behaviour during fitness test, says report
Akmal, who is reported to have exposed himself in frustration after failing to pass one of the fitness tests, is now faced with the prospect of being banned from the country's next domestic tournament