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Good Series Win But We Are Also Quite Realistic: India Head Coach Rahul Dravid

IND vs NZ: Team India head coach Rahul Dravid© Twitter

Newly-appointed India chief coach Rahul Dravid says the 3-Zero end result over New Zealand augurs properly for the crew within the long-run however on the similar time, he’s real looking sufficient to not learn an excessive amount of into the general end result with Black Caps having to play the sequence three days after the T20 World Cup ultimate. Some of the important thing gamers from each groups had been rested for the sequence as a part of workload administration. “It was a extremely good sequence win. Everyone performed very well proper via the sequence. It feels good, good to start out properly. We are additionally fairly real looking.

“We must maintain our ft on the bottom and be a bit real looking about this win,” Dravid mentioned on the post-match presentation right here.

The sequence was additionally Dravid’s first project as head coach. The Kiwis had reached Jaipur for the sequence opener lower than 24 hours after shedding the World Cup ultimate to Australia in Dubai.

“Not straightforward for NZ to play a World Cup ultimate after which to show up three days later and play three video games in six days, was by no means going to be straightforward for them. It was good from our perspective however we’ve got to be taught from this sequence and transfer ahead.

“It’s a long journey ahead over the next two years and we’ll have our share of ups and downs.”

India additionally rested a few of their essential gamers together with the likes of Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja. New Zealand gave relaxation to their skipper Kane Williamson.

India additionally gave debut caps to IPL performers Venkatesh Iyer (Kolkata Knight Riders) and Harshal Patel (Royal Challengers Bangalore) within the sequence.

“It’s been actually good to see a few of the younger guys come via. We have given alternatives to a few of the boys who have not performed loads of cricket over the previous few months.


“We have seen a few of the abilities obtainable to us and we’ve got to maintain constructing on these abilities as we go ahead. It’s going to be an extended season between now and the subsequent World Cup being real looking with how a lot cricket a few of our skilled gamers will play,” Dravid signed off.

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