IND vs ENG: It may be difficult for many batsmen including Kohli, Dravid said – will talk to the selectors

Rahul Dravid said the repeated failure of his batsmen in the third innings of a Test match is a matter of concern

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Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Shreyas Iyer walked neither in the first innings nor in the second innings in Edgbaston Test.

Team India’s head coach Rahul Dravid, after the 7-wicket loss in the Edgbaston Test, said that the repeated failure of his batsmen in the third innings of the Test match is a matter of concern and he is working with the national selectors to resolve the issue. will hold a meeting. Actually Shubman Gill in the third innings, Virat Kohli (Virat Kolhi), Hanuma Vihari, Shreyas Iyer were flops badly. All four batsmen could not even walk in the first innings. Under Dravid’s supervision, the Indian team has lost its last 3 test matches abroad. In this, the team failed to defend the big target of 378 runs in Birmingham after 2 Test matches in South Africa.

Team stuck in third innings 3 times

India scored 266 in their second innings at Johannesburg, 198 in Cape Town and 245 in Birmingham. India’s second innings on all these three occasions was the third innings of the Test match. In these three matches, the Indian team failed to defend the big goals of 240, 212 and now 378 runs. When Dravid was asked how he would analyze India’s loss in Birmingham, he said in a lighter vein, referring to the T20 series starting within two days, that cricket is so much that we do not have time to think. We might talk to you something completely different only after 2 days.

Why are you unable to take 10 wickets in the fourth innings?

After this, he said in a serious tone that although we will definitely try to consider this performance. Every match is a lesson for us and you keep learning something or the other. We have to think why we are not able to bat well in the third innings of a Test match and why we are not able to take 10 wickets in the fourth innings. The Indian team has to play 6 more matches in the current cycle of the World Test Championship and all these matches are in the subcontinent (4 in India and 2 in Bangladesh). Dravid plans to sit down with Chetan Sharma (chairman of the selection committee, who is currently in England) to analyze the shortcomings.

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Will analyze defeat

He said that now the next 6 Test matches are in the subcontinent and our focus will be on those remaining matches. The coach and selectors will sit and analyze this defeat. He said that this review happens after every game and so when we travel to SENA countries next time we will be better prepared to deal with it. Responding to a query on fitness after the bowlers’ poor performance in the second innings of the Test, he said that this is something that we need to look into and improve. We have been very good over the years and have been able to pick up wickets consistently. Yes, we haven’t been able to do that in the last few matches.