Heinrich Malan is set to miss the Sri Lanka section of Ireland's Asia tour which has just begun.

Ireland are currently in Bangladesh where they will play the hosts in three ODI's and T20I's as well as a Test match over the next three weeks.

The squad are then due to travel on to Sri Lanka for another Test as well as some ODI's - although the latter are very much up in the air.

However, it is believed that Malan won't be in charge of the squad for that portion of the tour, with his deputy Gary Wilson taking the reins.

41 year-old Malan has been in charge for a year, having taken over from Graham Ford and David Ripley last March.

The governing body had hinted that ahead of a busy summer, there would be rotation in both the playing and coaching staff.

This was highlighted by Performance Director Richard Holdsworth in a recent release when 27 central contracts for the men were announced.

"While fans enjoy the top year of cricket to come, one thing we should always be mindful of is the toll – both physical and mental – that a busy playing and travelling schedule may take on both players and coaching/support staff. For example, there is a 140-day period coming where Ireland Men will be touring or in camp for 115 of those days.

“As such, fans will on occasion see a greater level of player and staff rotation to manage risk of burn-out. With increased focus on the mental health and emotional strain that the global game places on players and staff, we have to carefully consider our options."

Ireland are due to play on Wednesday in a warm-up game, with their opposition yet to be confirmed.