File picture of Suryakumar Yadav and Indian cricket crew coach Rahul Dravid.© AFP
He’s more than pleased with the takeaways from the 9 residence ODIs that Indian crew has performed and has already narrowed his World Cup core crew to 17-18 gamers, head coach Rahul Dravid stated on the eve of the sequence decider in opposition to Australia. India are going into the decider having already performed eight residence video games – three versus Sri Lanka, three versus New Zealand and three in opposition to Australia ending on Wednesday.
Did he obtain what he had got down to in 9 residence ODIs, preserving World Cup in thoughts? “We’ve to a big extent. We’ve obtained much more readability on the finish of those 9 video games no matter what occurs tomorrow. We have to maintain constructing on that readability.
“For us it’s now the totally different enjoying XI combos and simply guaranteeing that we play totally different combos at occasions simply to make sure that we’re ready to do this within the World Cup and we aren’t stunned by something within the World Cup,” Dravid informed mediapersons on Tuesday.
The top coach rued the absence of an injured Shreyas Iyer, who had been earmarked to bat at No. 4 within the World Cup. The coach on the identical time was sympathetic in direction of Suryakumar Yadav, who hasn’t but set the ODI stage on fore in contrast to T20 format.
“Clearly. it’s unlucky for Shreyas to get injured. He’s most likely a kind of guys who would bat at No.4 and given quite a lot of time at that place. In the event you discover we have now caught to the individuals in positions. For 2 years main into this run, there’s quite a lot of T20 cricket performed and we didn’t have quite a lot of one-day cricket and if there are accidents and all that, we do have choices.”
However is Surya’s first-ball geese is not actually worrying Dravid? “Not likely involved about Surya. He obtained two excellent balls. Certainly one of issues about Surya is that he’s studying the 50-overs sport. The T20 is barely totally different. In T20, he has performed 10 years of IPL,” the India coach stated.
“He (Surya) has performed quite a lot of T20 cricket. He has performed quite a lot of excessive stress T20 video games. Despite the fact that he has performed quite a lot of T20 cricket I feel he has not performed quite a lot of one-day cricket. We have to give him a while and be affected person with it. We actually see the upside of him doing properly.”
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