Dinesh Karthik To Join England Lions Coaching Staff Ahead of India Tour


Dinesh Karthik will join the England Lions squad as batting consultant for a period of 9 days

Vishal Singh Jan. 11, 2024

Dinesh Karthik, along with Graeme Swann and Ian Bell, forms an experienced and knowledgeable coaching team for the England Lions tour of India ahead of the much-awaited Test series between India and England in the subcontinent. England Lions will be on tour to India from January 12th to February 4th, playing up to three matches in four days against India A.

England have garnered a talented squad for 3 matches over four days, two of which will coincide with a Test series between the senior teams. India and England will play in a 5 Test series from January 25 to March 11. In addition, the team will also have a pre-match warm-up with all 4 matches scheduled to be held at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad.


Neil Killeen, coach of England Men's Elite Pace Bowling Team, will lead the England Lions coaching team, which will be captained by Josh Bohannon of Lancashire. ECB has announced the appointment of Dinesh Karthik as batting consultant to the England Lions for 9 days. India A will take on England at home in a T20I and the team will be led by Abhimanyu Easwaran.

DK got a warm welcome -

England Men's performance director Mo Bobat welcomed the appointment of Dinesh Karthik, who will help England's young players gain local knowledge from the wicketkeeper-batsman.

Mo Bobat

“And it’s fantastic to have Dinesh Karthik with us for a part of our prep period and leading into the first Test. I’m sure the lads will love spending time with him and benefiting from his experience of what it takes to be successful at Test level in India,"
~Bobat said.

England Lions coaching team

Neil Killeen - Head Coach
Richard Dawson - Assistant Coach (10th - 19th January)
Carl Hopkinson - Assistant Coach
Ian Bell - Batting Consultant (From 18 January)
Dinesh Karthik - Batting Consultant (10th - 18th January)
Graeme Swann - Mentor

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 Price, James Rew, Ollie Robinson


12-13 January: England Lions v India A, Narendra Modi Stadium - Ground B, Ahmedabad - Warm-up

17-20 January: England Lions v India A, Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
24-27 January: England Lions v India A, Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
1-4 February: England Lions v India A, Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad