India head coach Rahul Dravid said: Cricket news

NEW DELHI: Team India Head Coach Rahul Dravid am feeling pretty positive after playing three ODI home series in the making of ODI World Cup because he’s narrowed his World Cup core team down to 17-18 players.
India will go into the deciding match having played eight home games – three against Sri Lanka, three against New Zealand and three against Australia ends on Wednesday in Chennai.
Dravid wants to explore different ways of playing XI to get a better understanding ahead of the ODI World Cup and doesn’t want to be surprised at the event every four years.
“We have to be on a big level. We’ve got more clarity after these nine games no matter what happens tomorrow. We need to continue to build on that clarity.

“For us, it’s now different playing XI combinations and just making sure we play different combinations at times just to make sure we can do that in the World Cup and We’re not surprised by anything at the World Cup,” Dravid told media figures ahead of Tuesday’s decisive series against Australia.
This home ODI second leg is important as the players will now take part in the IPL and then a major WTC final, followed by a tour of the West Indies and possibly an Asian Cup in Dubai. .
“There probably won’t be too many more games in our conditions. We’ve had a chance to play in these conditions, which is great. Yes, stepping out of the IPL to a large extent, we It’s pretty clear what kind of squad and players we want. We’ve narrowed it down to 17-18 players.”
injury Jasprit BumrahIyer, Prasidh Krishna, Deepak Chahar are still a concern but Dravid stressed that the team is having a good amount of space.

“We have a number of players who are recovering from injuries and will play based on their recovery. Overall, we have quite a lot of favorable space. We can give those to whom we are. targeted the most competition opportunities.
“There are a few different combinations that we want to try. It’s a big tournament, a long tournament in India, we want to have that flexibility in our squad. Sometimes four athletes. quick pitches, sometimes three athletes spinning. In the team, we’ll want to keep options, just to make sure we’ve covered all of our facilities for all conditions.”
The head coach regretted that no players were injured Shreyas Iyer, who is expected to take 4th place at the World Cup. The coach also sympathizes with Suryakumar Yadavwho haven’t burned the ODI stage unlike the T20 format.


“Obviously. It’s unfortunate that Shreyas got injured. He’s probably one of the guys who’s going to hit No. 4 and be given a lot of time in that position. If you notice, we’re stuck. Because two years before this tournament there were a lot of T20 cricket games played and we don’t have a lot of cricket games a day and if there’s injuries and all that, we have teams. select.”
However, Surya’s first shot didn’t really worry Dravid.
“Not really worried about Surya. He has two very good balls. One of the things about Surya is that he is learning the game over 50 points. T20 is a bit different. In T20, he played IPL 10. year.

“He (Surya) played a lot of T20 cricket matches. He played a lot of high-pressure T20 matches. Although he played a lot of T20 cricket matches I think he didn’t play many cricket matches a day. We need to give him time and be patient with that. We definitely see the downside of him doing well.”
‘At this point, Kuldeep will run longer than Yuzi’
Consistency in selection has always been key for Dravid and right now, if there was one wrist spinner who would receive a long rope, it would be Kuldeep Yadav and not Yuzvendra Chahal.
Dravid said: “We always assumed the players would shoot in India. We’re just really guessing. I don’t think the last two games will shoot. We never know what we’re going to get in the World Cup. “.
“During the tournament phase, nine cities, which takes place in October, the players won’t be as tired as they were in the IPL and (that too) at the end of our summer. You just have to try your best to be grounded. be insured.”
Dravid agrees that a wrist cam gives one side the advantage in mid-serves.
“Obviously having a wrist spinner, if he’s good at bowling, is a huge advantage. Getting points in the middle of the spin is very important. A wrist spinner gives an opportunity to attack and get points in the middle of the spin, that’s why award winning Kuldeep runs pretty consistently.
“We have Yuzi (Chahal) who unfortunately is a very good pitcher and is missing out. Right now, we believe in giving everyone a consistent run before we make decisions and Kuldeep is the one who’s going a few games ahead.”
(With PTI input)


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