Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Rahul Dravid, the coach of the Indian team with limited overs traveling to Sri Lanka, said that next month’s white football tour of the island nation will only throw an odd player or two to the T20 World Cup, which is now would be roughly completed by the team management.
Dravid added that he will speak to the Indian team management in England over the next few weeks and discuss their demands for the T20 World Cup, which is likely to be held in the United Arab Emirates.
“These are the only three [T20] games before the T20 World Cup. I’m sure the voters and management now have a fair idea of what kind of group they are looking for after the T20 World Cup … Can’t read too much about it (Sri Lanka series). There may be the odd spots and people might raise their hands and knock on doors, ”he said, confirming that a couple of voters will travel to Sri Lanka for the series, which consists of three ODIs (July 13-18). ) and three T20 Internationals (July 21-25).
Dravid added that he will speak to the team management in England over the next few weeks and ask about their demands.
“I have not disturbed them (Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri) during the WTC, but will touch the base with them over the next few weeks and see what they think,” he added.
The 48-year-old, known as The Wall for his gritty batting, said the goal for the team is to win the series, and hopefully the team in the process can throw up a few opportunities for the T20 World Cup.
“It is crucial for many more than just Prithvi. Of course crucial for Padikkal, Gaikwad, many younger boys who have come on this journey. They would be extremely eager to do well and put a marker for voters. “Whether they are selected for the T20 World Cup or not, it is a call that the voters or the team management must take,” he said.
“But certainly good performances on trips like this against international opposition, if you are able to put a marker or show that you have the ability to do so against international quality opposition, it is certainly something that voters will take note of. . From this perspective, it is a crucial trip, ”he said.
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