Coach Dravid is happy with how things stand before the England test
Satisfied and happy Dravid says India ticked all the boxes in the practice match against Leicestershire!
In a one-off practice match against Leicestershire, team India did a pretty good job. Well, there of course were room for the bowlers to improve but batters did steal the show. In the absence of Rohit Sharma, the captain of the ship, Virat Kohli will undoubtedly be the most important player of the team and by virtue of his performance in the practice match, Coach Rahul Dravid will indeed is happy. Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Shubman Gill and Rishabh Pant also scored fifty in either of the two innings and all of them are likely to be featured in the 5th test against England at Edgbaston.
“I think whatever we needed to achieve and whatever boxes we needed to tick in terms of our preparation leading into the Test match on Friday, I think we are very satisfied and happy, we have been able to do that this week”, said Dravid after the practice match.
Speaking about the challenges of playing in the English conditions, the coach said, “When you have got just one game or one-off game in a series, it's not really a lot of time, you've got to hit the ground running hard and you've got to be able to hopefully get your act together right from the first day of the Test match”. He added, “There is not a lot of room to manoeuvre or things to go wrong. So having said that, it has been a good week. I thought the match wicket was challenging on the first couple of days and settle down in the last two so, it was good, it was a great week”.
Thanking the facilities provided to the team, Dravid said, “I thought you know everyone's really looked after us really well. It's been great crowds you know, it's really lovely to see so many people come to watch the game like this and just the atmosphere and the vibe have been excellent”.
India is currently leading 2-1 in the five match test series that got interrupted after Covid hit the Indian team last year. The 5th Test is scheduled to start on 1st of July and will be a historic result even if India manage to pull a draw.
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