The Head coach of the Indian Cricket team, Rahul Dravid, said we are clear about team composition for ICC T20 World Cup against Australia. Indian team head coach Rahul Dravid is very excited after a clean sweep in the three-match T20 series against West Indies. But his real test will be in the ICC T20 World Cup to be held in Australia this year. In such a situation, coach Dravid is taking a clear stand on team composition from now on. After winning the one-day and T20 series against West Indies, coach Dravid said that he and captain Rohit Sharma are quite clear about the team composition for the T20 World Cup.
Dravid said I think there is a clear picture about this (team combination) between me, Rohit, the selectors, and the management. I don’t think there is any predefined equation or formula. But we are very clear about the composition and balance of the team for the T20 World Cup. We are building the team around this and balancing the workload of the players as a whole as a process.
No fixed criteria
The coach said that we have a clear opinion about the skills we need for Australia, based on which we are moving forward. We have not set any fixed criteria but we want to give everyone a fair chance.
On giving a break to the players, the coach said that we do not want to limit ourselves to only 15 players. We want to give chance to the players. We want to make sure that when we go for the World Cup, some of our players have at least 10-15-20 matches experience. We also need some backup in case any player gets unavailable due to some unwanted situations.
Ishaan Kishan supported by Dravid
Supporting young wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan, who could not perform as expected in the series. Dravid said Ishaan was picked based on his ability performance. Even Rituraj Gaikwad and Avesh Khan are not judged based on a single match. They’re here because they did well and they deserved it. Ishaan, the most expensive seller in the IPL, could only score 72 runs in the three-match T20 series against the West Indies, could not reach half-century even once.
Happy with Venkatesh’s performance
Dravid is happy that Venkatesh Iyer lived up to expectations in the absence of injured Hardik Pandya. He said we put a challenge before Venkatesh Iyer which he passed. Venkatesh scored 92 runs in 3 matches at a strike rate of 184.00 and also took 2 wickets at an average of 13.50 as a sixth bowler.
I was not hurt by Saha’s allegations
Breaking the silence on the allegations made by wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha, Dravid said that I have not been hurt at all by his words. I respect his achievement and his contribution to Indian cricket. The conversation I had with him is from a place where he wanted a clear and honest decision. This is the kind of conversation I keep on talking to my players.