Want to search out depth in our batting: Dravid after T20 sequence loss to West Indies

India’s cricket team head coach Rahul Dravid.

India’s cricket staff head coach Rahul Dravid.
| Picture Credit score:  India performed the sequence with a protracted tail comprising Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and Mukesh Kumar

India head coach Rahul Dravid has pressured the necessity to add batting depth following the 2-3 loss to the West Indies within the T20 sequence.

India performed the sequence with a protracted tail comprising Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and Mukesh Kumar. Spin all-rounder Axar Patel batted at quantity seven.

Within the sequence decider, India didn’t speed up within the loss of life overs to finish up with a under par 165/9. West Indies overhauled the goal with two overs to spare.

“I feel by way of our squad right here, in all probability it did not permit us the pliability in some methods to have the ability to change the combos a bit bit. However I feel going ahead, we have to have a look at sure areas wherein we are able to get higher.

“Discovering depth in our batting has been an space we try to handle. We try to do the very best we probably can however that is definitely an space we are able to have a look at, how we can not weaken our bowling assault however guarantee now we have a specific amount of depth in batting,” mentioned Dravid on Sunday.

Quite the opposite, West Indies had Alzarri Joseph coming in at quantity 11 with their facet filled with bowling all-rounders.

“As these video games are happening, and scores have gotten greater and larger, in the event you have a look at West Indies, they’d Alzarri Joseph coming in at No. 11 and he can hit a imply ball. So you might have sides which have that depth.

“Clearly, now we have some challenges on that entrance and we have to work on that. It is definitely one thing that this sequence has proven us and we have to construct on that depth,” the India coach identified.

Tilak Varma, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Mukesh Kumar made their debuts within the T20 sequence and Dravid was left impressed by all of them. Varma made his worldwide debut within the sequence and confirmed he was right here to remain.

“I believed all of the three guys who made debuts for us on this sequence, stood up. Yashasvi Jasiwal within the fourth sport, I believed he performed an excellent innings. He is proven us what he can do within the IPL and it was good to see him replicate that in worldwide cricket.

“Tilak Varma, I believed, was actually good, to come back in within the center order. He got here in typically in very tough conditions. However each time, he performs with a number of intent, performs very positively, seems to be to maneuver the sport alongside, fielded brilliantly all through the sequence, confirmed us he can bowl one or two overs as properly.

“So actually constructive indicators from Tilak and to have that left-hander within the center order does make an enormous distinction in opposition to a few of the assaults that we have been taking part in in opposition to.” Previous to his T20 debut, Mukesh additionally performed his first sport for India within the Check and 50-over format.

“He debuted in all of the codecs on this sequence and I believed he acquitted himself very well. His means to bowl on the loss of life, typically he was known as upon to bowl in opposition to some actually huge highly effective arduous hitters and he acquitted himself properly for somebody who was simply taking part in his fourth or fifth sport.

“So I feel there’s some actual good positives within the guys who made their debuts for us and hopefully they take confidence from the sequence and continue learning as they go ahead.” Now we have a number of gamers getting back from damage in Asia Cup. The main target stays on the ODI format forward of the Asia Cup and World Cup at dwelling.

Dravid hinted that a number of of the injured gamers together with Jasprit Bumrah, Okay.L. Rahul and Shreyas Iyer might function within the Asia Cup.

Bumrah’s comeback sequence will likely be in opposition to Eire starting August 18.

“We a have few guys getting back from accidents in any case. Now we have to present them alternatives to play (in Asia Cup). Now we have a one week camp in Bengaluru from August 23 for the Asia Cup. We’ll take it because it comes,” he added.

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