Not easy to juggle three formats: Rahul Dravid | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: After back-to-back defeats in the ODI series against New Zealand and Bangladesh, Team India Head coach Rahul Dravid admitted the lack of full squads was a problem and juggling the three formats was not easy.
India lost their second matchday game to Bangladesh in Dhaka on Wednesday, conceding an unassailable 2-0 lead to the hosts.
“I guess from our point of view it hasn’t been easy to play. We don’t have a full squad. Hopefully from January, depending on injuries, we will have a full squad to play. We have nine ODIs ahead of the IPL (3 v NZ, 3 v SL and 3 v Aus) and hopefully we can play against a stable team in those games,” Dravid said at the press conference. post-match.
Dravid believes that in January India will in all likelihood have a full ODI squad who will then play regularly for the 8-9 months leading up to the home World Cup in October-November.
“Over the past two years we have prioritized the T20s a lot because there were two World Cups. In the next 8-10 months we will be prioritizing ODI cricket. It’s not easy to juggle three formats.
“Now our white ball boys (specialists) are going to rest with the ongoing Test matches,” added Dravid.
ODI performance in India was poor with very different teams due to permutations and combinations related to workload management.
(With PTI inputs)


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