Jaipur. Rahul Dravid, the head coach of the Indian cricket team, has come up with a new strategy as a coach. Ahead of the T20I series against New Zealand, Dravid admitted that he will have to work out a long-term strategy, but the focus will also have to be on the team’s victory. He said that separate teams will not be formed for different formats. Every team has different challenges and needs are also different. The three-match T20 series (India vs New Zealand) is starting from November 17. The first match is to be played in Jaipur.
While talking to the media, Rahul Dravid said, ‘You cannot say that as a coach, everything that was done at the Under-19 level will be done here too. I won’t do it this way. This is an opportunity for me to learn and get to know the players. He said, ‘It is your responsibility as support staff to get the best performance from the players. That’s how I see it.’ Dravid, who has worked with young players as the NCA chief, said the ultimate goal at the junior level is not victory, but at the senior level, the team is expected to win every match.
It is important to strike a balance in the team
He said, ‘It is important to strike a balance. We have to aim to win every match, but don’t overlook the long-term goal either. This also applies to the fatigue of living in a bubble and the current situation. We will think about the future and long-term career of the players, but for the sake of short-term goals, their well-being will not be overlooked.
Players will get the necessary rest
He said, ‘A mixture of both is necessary. Have to win now and keep an eye on the future too. You also have to prepare for the big tournaments to come. It is my job to think for the future and coach any team, it will not change. Regarding workload management, Rahul Dravid said that different teams are not being considered for different formats, but players playing all formats will be given proper rest.
too much cricket being played
He cited the example of New Zealand’s Kane Williamson, who has been rested for the T20I series against India to keep him fresh for the Test series. India’s ODI and Test captain Virat Kohli has also been rested in the T20I series. Rahul Dravid said, ‘So much cricket is being played, management of players is necessary. Even in football, players are not able to play every match. This is the challenge before every team in world cricket and we have to look at workload management.