Following the loss to the West Indies in the fifth and final T20I, Team India head coach Rahul Dravid expressed his thoughts on the batting depth and the roster for the next T20 World Cup in 2024.
Notably, the Windies completely outplayed the Men in Blue to win the decider and the series 3-2, winning by eight wickets.
Following the crushing defeat, head coach Dravid stated that the management is working on improving their batting in order to give depth to the lineup.
Furthermore, he claimed that the roster for the 2024 T20 World Cup would be ‘slightly different’ than the one used in the series against the Windies.
Rahul Dravid on adding more depth in Batting
“Our squad (for the World Cup) will be a little different to what we have here. In terms of the squad that we had here, it didn’t allow us the flexibility to have the combination to allow us to make the changes. Going forward, we will have to look at certain areas where we can get better,”
Dravid told following the loss as quoted by Cricbuzz.
“Finding depth in our batting is an area that we are trying to address and do as best as we possibly can. But that’s certainly an area that we need to look at, how we can not weaken our bowling attack but have a certain depth in our batting that can go deeper. As the game is going on, the scores are becoming bigger and bigger,”
Dravid went on to discuss the ODI series, stating that the think tank decided to make a few adjustments in the setup with the Asia Cup and the ODI World Cup on the horizon. Notably, India won the three-match One-Day International series 2-1.
“We tried to do a few things (in the ODI series) with the World Cup and the Asia Cup coming up. The goals of that (ODI series) were slightly different from what we wanted to achieve, and glad there were some important lessons from that one-day series and got the right result,”
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