India vs New Zealand: We will not prioritize any format and leave no stone unturned in our preparation, says Rahul Dravid cricket news

Team India’s head coach Rahul Dravid on Tuesday said that his team will not give priority to any format and will leave no stone unturned in terms of preparation. India and New Zealand will face-off in the three-match T20 series starting on Wednesday in Jaipur. This is the first assignment for head coach Dravid and full-time T20I captain Rohit. “Just had a few conversations, they were busy with the World Cup, didn’t want to disturb them till the tournament was over. Had the opportunity to talk with Rohit several times after the World Cup was over, also with Virat. We here in quarantine We have got an opportunity to interact with people not face-to-face but at least through Zoom link or Google Meet”, Dravid said during a virtual press conference on Tuesday.

“Just sitting back watching how things go, learning but yes a period for me, an opportunity for me to sit back and see how it goes, every team is a different environment”.

He further added, “Initially my role will be to sit back and observe and act when necessary. We have time for that, there is no rush.”

When asked whether Men in Blue would prefer formats, Dravid said, “No, we don’t give priority to formats at all. All three formats are critically important for us, we don’t take any kind of preparation and planning. I will leave no stone unturned. Three formats. We have three ICC events and we need to prepare for those events. As far as the planning is concerned, for me, it is about improving continuously and we players As we are getting better, we should be fine.”

Dravid also talked about how the Kiwis should no longer be seen as an underdog as the team has a habit of playing good cricket when the chips are bad.

“New Zealand are a very good side, make no mistake about it. Their performances over the years have been phenomenal, I think it has become fashionable to call them the underdogs in every tournament, but honestly, I think the narrative They enter the tournament, from the outside point of view, they will be weak but I am sure that internally the teams that compete against them know that they are going to be the top contenders in any tournament.” Dravid said.

“New Zealand are leading well and they are well prepared. They have beaten India in recent tournaments, that’s a fact. But there is a good chance for us to get better here and hopefully we can get a bigger one.” To get a chance against him in the tournament, we put one on him,” he said.


When asked about the right kind of blueprint for his team, Dravid said, “I don’t think we are at the point where we are looking at different teams, Rohit. I want to play in every format. We We are not at the point where we are looking at different teams, we are not going to do that. Of course, there are some individuals who play certain formats of the game and it happens. In times like these, we have to interact with the players. There needs to be a dialogue and we need to respect the mental and physical health of the players.”

“As far as I am concerned, this is the most important thing, I will always be in conversation with him and I will try to make sure that we have new and fully operational players and we need to recognize that. These are challenging times. For the players, especially those who are expected to play in all formats of the game. We need to work with them, we may not be able to play every single player, we have to We need to accept the reality. We get the schedule right, we will bring all our players to the park and we will be a very strong team.”

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