Indian Head coach Rahul Dravid reckons to Indian players participating in foreign leagues, BCCI will have to make compromises on Test cricket. Team India under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma was knocked out of the T20 World Cup 2022 after being annihilated by England with a 10-wicket loss. After the loss, Dravid was questioned if BCCI should reconsider sending Indian players to foreign leagues to get used to the conditions like all other teams.
As per the quotes in The Indian Express, Rahul Dravid said, “In that case, our domestic cricket will be finished. We need to be very careful. It will affect Ranji Trophy and Test cricket. I do not want it to go that way. Yeah, lot of their players have come here (for BBL). Most of these tournaments happen at the peak of our season. Really up to the BCCI to make the decision (allowing Indian players in overseas leagues).”
India coach Rahul Dravid addressed a press conference after the deflating defeat and talked about the match, future strategies, and what lies ahead for the Indian team.
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Elaborating the same, Rahul Dravid said, “Disappointed finish in the semis. They were the better team in all departments. After a loss like this, it’s tough to reflect on things. Overall, we ran a pretty good campaign. We can look back at things we have improved on and build it for the next World Cup. Runs on the board were something…in the semi-finals….we have been batting well in the tournament.”
He further added, “It’s just that maybe when the game started, the boys said the wicket was slow and tacky. We had a good last over. We should have been able to get 180-185. It’s too early to talk about that (the future of senior players) just after the game. This is not the right time to talk about it. We will try and build for the next World Cup.”
Jos Buttler and Alex Hales got England to a perfect start with the latter bringing out his experience in Australian conditions as he smashed 47-ball 86 with seven sixes in the run-chase. His BBL experience proved to be a massive factor while Indian bowlers were taken apart to all ends.
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Speaking about Buttler and Hales, Rahul Dravid said, “They (England openers) put pressure on us. We thought we will control the game but we couldn’t as they took on our spinners. England played well and it’s the reality. They brought the run rate down, they controlled that game. They didn’t need to take any risk, not that they didn’t as they played some really good shots too. It’s disappointing for sure.”