“Start banging the door…”: Rahul Dravid’s strong message to Indian cricket team players with T20 World Cup dreams

India coach Rahul Dravid (right) with Rishabh Pant© BCCI

Dinesh Karthik as a “promoter” opens up a lot of options going into the T20 World Cup, says India head coach Rahul Dravid, identifying a core group of 18-20 players by the end of the England series want. For Dravid, to be a part of the World T20 set-up, mere “knocking on the door” will not suffice. Whoever wants to claim that squad of 15 has to “bang it down”. After the five-match series against South Africa, Dravid said, “It was really nice to see Karthik coming down and doing what he has been chosen to do. It was good and it opens up a lot of options for us.” ” In a 2-2 draw.

The previous match was canceled due to rain.

Dravid, while talking about Tamil Nadu’s Dasher’s 27, said, “He was picked for performing exceptionally well for the last two or three years (in the IPL) and thus indicated that it Almost came together in the Rajkot game.” -Ball-55 which was instrumental in restoring parity in the series in India.

For Dravid, Karthik and Hardik Pandya are the two “promoters” in the death overs.

“We needed that big performance in the last five overs to get an even score and he and Hardik batted beautifully. Both are motivators for us in the end,” Dravid told the team for Karthik. What is the role of management?


The coach had no hesitation in admitting that Karthik has put in a good effort going into the T20 World Cup.

“I was telling people that you have to start knocking on the door and not just knock on the door and thus the (Rajkot half-century) innings means he is knocking very hard,” Dravid said.

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