Dravid: “Very clear about the kind of team”—India’s ODI World Cup preparation.

Rahul Dravid, India’s head coach, outlined India’s preparations for the next ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, as well as Suryakumar Yadav’s ODI game and how India will try to defeat Mitchell Starc.

The current ODI series versus Australia is level at 1-1, with the last ODI scheduled for Chennai. India won the first game by five wickets in Mumbai, but were heavily defeated by ten wickets in Vishakhapatnam.

This will be India’s final home series for the next few months. The team will not have many more chances to play home ODIs before the World Cup, which will also be held in India.

Dravid highlighted how the squad planned to stay in condition for the world event in October-November 2023, which will be preceded by the ICC World Test Championship final, Asia Cup, and other matches.

He went on to say that India had the opportunity to develop the team they desired over the last few months.

Considering our circumstances, we are expected to see many more games. Nonetheless, we’ve had the opportunity to play in these conditions for the past few months, which has been phenomenal. I feel we have a strong understanding of the desired squad and players.

We are fairly certain about the type of team we wish to join. And perhaps we can provide as many opportunities as possible to these individuals that we’ve identified as prospective leaders. Even if it’s not in India, we want to provide as many possibilities as possible for our players to develop.

We’re playing in nine different venues, under nine different conditions, so your squad must be adaptable enough to play four fast bowlers sometimes and three spinners other times.

So that we have considered all possible scenarios.”

Suryakumar Yadav’s dismal run in the present series prompted India coach Virat Kohli to assume that the Mumbai batsman needed a run to develop his ODI skills.

“Surya isn’t a big deal in a few of games. He got two first-ballers, both of which were quite excellent balls,” Dravid continued, noting that the batsman was still new to the 50-over game.

“I feel we should all be very compassionate. Surya is also learning the 50-over game, which is one of his strengths.

“T20 is a bit different. Even though he hadn’t played for India in a long time (since his T20 debut), he had spent nearly a decade in the IPL. A lot of IPL cricket, a tournament that is similar to international cricket. He took part in a lot of high-pressure T20 games.

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