For the primary time within the historical past of Indian cricket, two coaches are working on the similar time. At Colombo, Rahul Dravid has taken cost of India’s limited-overs staff which can play three ODIs and three T20Is in opposition to Sri Lanka beginning Sunday. Some nearly 9000 kilometers away, in Durham, head coach Ravi Shastri is overlooking proceedings of the Take a look at staff, which is on the Emirates Riverside, making ready for a three-day warm-up sport.
Present captain of India’s ODI and T20I staff, Shikhar Dhawan – who has labored below each Shastri and Dravid – was requested how acquainted or completely different are the teaching kinds of each. In reply, the India opener stated he has loved making ready below each.
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“They (Dravid and Shastri) each have their very own qualities and so they each are very optimistic folks. I’ve hung out with Ravi Bhai (Ravi Shastri) and their methods to encourage are completely different,” Dhawan stated throughout a digital press convention on the eve of the opening ODI. “Ravi Bhai’s power is a bit sturdy, whereas Rahul Bhai (Rahul Dravid) could be very calm, composed and powerful as effectively, so everybody has their very own method and I get pleasure from enjoying below each of them.”
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India have a powerful spin depth within the squad, with the duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav within the combine. Having final performed an ODI collectively through the 2019 World Cup within the sport in opposition to England, will probably be attention-grabbing to see whether or not India embrace one of many two or each. Nevertheless, Dhawan indicated that yet another spinner, leggie Rahul Chahar is equally within the combine.
“After all, they (Kuldeep and Chahal) share a terrific chemistry. They’ve performed so many matches, bowling very well. Even Rahul is a good spinner. We’ve a bunch of boys bowing effectively, they’re on high of their sport and you will note them bowling effectively,” Dhawan talked about.