Even before the one-day international series against New Zealand came to an end, the focus of the press before the 3rd ODI in Indore was on the big picture. After his eight-wicket win at Raipur, India’s head coach has made it a point to not play in the final due to form, as India have already snapped a winning streak.
India, who will host the 50 Over World Cup in 2023, needed little impact on the Super League table as they earned direct qualification for the tournament. Even his second place in the table was a time when he always hacked and changed the XI he played with the team, choosing to experiment rather than bring the best XI to the field.
In justification, the Indian head coach said on Monday: The World Test Championship is a continuous cycle and something we always have in mind. There was also the idea of prioritizing T20 cricket and the World Cup. After that World Championship was over, the priority shifted to his 50+ World Championships to get him all set for November from October.
“It’s a challenge in that sense.
They have three forms he has to prioritize some of them. The World Test Championship is always top priority and always behind. Also, you should check what white ball event you are playing.
“For us, the cycle has been… five games already and this will be his sixth game: three against Australia, three against the Asian Cup, three against the West Indies, three against the West Indies, One or two more give and take games, about 15 games.
Highlighting that he will be excluding Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma from his next T20 series as part of workload management, Dravid added: It’s just a matter of getting the players we’ve narrowed down to play one-day cricket more often and prioritize that format. “
He also didn’t downplay the importance of the IPL, but players like Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja (who haven’t been in the domestic set-up for a long time but could potentially play in the T20 league) is within his IPL. End of injury management. “For Bumrah and Jadeja, it’s not exactly workload management,” he said. “They got hurt and had to sit out. We keep checking those things. Managing injuries and managing workload are two different things. , given that you play a lot of cricket, you need to see what your priorities are in the short term…to ensure you have big players available for the big tournaments. “Regarding the IPL, the NCA and the medical team are in contact with the franchise.The IPL is a very big tournament for BCCI, so as long as there are no injuries, we will release the players. It’s a very good competition.”
While discussing the need to manage workload, he also emphasized the importance of providing sufficient playtime for core players in his group who don’t necessarily have to be part of the best XI .
“When you play for India, every game is informal, but here you have the chance to make sure the guys on the bench have chances. It’s important to win every game, every series. ”
“But it’s also important to give each member of the team enough playing time. Each team has his 15 members and only 11 can play. So if you get the chance, you have to give the 4 people sitting outside a chance. As we’ve seen, players on the bench also need to be ready when injuries do occur (a key time).
“When you go to a big tournament, each team tries to make sure all 15 of his players have enough experience, so it’s great to have this opportunity. It doesn’t mean there is. The effort is to win the game, whatever 11 you put on the field. “
As part of preparations for the upcoming Border Gavascar Trophy, it is expected that no Internationals will be released for the Ranji Trophy quarterfinals, but Dravid said that, if necessary, some players will be released after the test series begins. He said there may be an opportunity to release it.
“We want our sons to play as much as possible in the Ranji Trophy, but it’s difficult for us,” he said. “The quarter-finals are his 31st. Preparations for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy are also around that time. In preparing and building such a big series, we couldn’t let the players go. “But if the series starts and there’s an opportunity for players who aren’t playing for our team to be needed in the semi-finals and finals, I’d love to see that. That’s certainly what’s on our minds. am.
“We are very interested in calling up some players ahead of the pre-camp in Nagpur.