Rahul Dravid told the preparation of the team as one of the many reasons for Team India’s defeat.Image Credit source: BCCI/Twitter
New Delhi: For the ninth time in ten years, the Indian cricket team missed out on winning the ICC title. Team India, waiting to win the title since 2014, once again got disappointed. in the oval World Test Championship final Australia defeated India by 209 runs and once again took away the chance of winning the title from India. The post-mortem of this defeat is certain and a big question has been raised by the coach of the team, Rahul Dravid. The question is directly on BCCI.
After the defeat against Australia at the Oval, there were many questions and answers from coach Rahul Dravid. Sourav Ganguly, who played a key role in making Rahul Dravid the coach of Team India as former captain and president of BCCI, asked some tough questions to his former teammate, in response to which Dravid raised questions on the Indian board itself. stood up.
2-3 practice matches were needed
Coach Dravid directly questioned the time given for preparations. Rahul Dravid also cited the busy schedule of the team as the reason for this. Dravid clearly said that preparation time of 2-3 weeks should be given before such a big match.
He openly expressed his frustration and said that the team did not get much time after the IPL. Dravid wished that Team India would get a chance to play 2-3 practice matches before the final, but it did not happen.
Rohit also said – 20-25 days were needed
Not only Dravid, but captain Rohit Sharma also mentioned it after the defeat. Rohit himself was the captain of Mumbai Indians and he played every match. He himself reached England after the final. Rohit also agreed that ideally it would have been better for the team to get 20-25 days of preparation time before such a big match.
players arrived a week ago
Obviously the IPL has played a big role in this debacle and the question of Dravid is bound to be raised. The final of IPL 2023 ended on May 29, after which all the players could reach only till June 2. Except Cheteshwar Pujara, all the players who were part of the squad were part of IPL. Apparently the fatigue of the two-month tournament also dominated the players.
The league stage of the IPL ended on May 21, only after which some players reached England on May 23, while some other players including Virat Kohli were associated with the squad only till May 26-27. Overall, the whole team India was able to join completely a week before the final and in such a situation there was no chance of a practice match.
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