Rahul Dravid Opens On Indian Playing XI For Upcoming T20 World Cup

Rahul Dravid, the head coach of India, stated that the management of the team is pleased with the squad’s present level of expertise as they prepare for the T20 World Cup. Speaking to the media in advance of India’s second Twenty20 international match against South Africa in Guwahati, Dravid said that while injuries and other factors mean that things will never be perfect, he is confident that the management has chosen a group of players who possess the skills he had been searching for in the lead-up to the major event.
Rahul Dravid addressed the media and said, “We’ve been pretty clear within the group about the kind of combinations we want and the kind of players that that we are likely to play in the XI. You can’t pick them many months in advance, you won’t know what we will get. I think we have been pretty clear about the kinds of skills that we want. For me, that is really important, (to know) the kind of squad that we take to the World Cup. Barring injury, what are the kinds of skills that we were looking for in different kinds of bowlers and batters. Without going in to too much detail, I think we have been always been very clear about it and I think to a large extent, we managed to get everything.”
The team will be adaptable in Australia, where the T20 World Cup will begin on October 16, according to the former India skipper. On October 22, the Super 12 stage, which is the first stage for India and the majority of other elite teams, kicks off. On October 23, India’s campaign gets underway with a match against archrival Pakistan.
He further added, “Not everything will be perfect, due to factors like injuries and others. But I would like to say that I think in terms of the skills in the squad, everyone being fit, as we go ahead from here on in, I think we were quite comfortable with what we have. We have got the skills that allow us to play different combinations and different kinds of elevens based on the wickets that you might get in Australia and the different opposition. I think that’s really important.
In a tournament like the World Cup, you play on five different venues, or four different venues in our case, in the league stage and then hopefully onwards and you play five different teams. So you really need to have a little bit of versatility or flexibility in your squad that allows you to change things if you need to against a particular opposition. I think we’ve been very clear with that.”

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