Dravid ‘really happy’ with India’s World Cup preparation

After India’s 2-1 series triumph over Australia, which was concluded with an Indian defeat in a dead rubber in Rajkot, head coach Rahul Dravid expressed satisfaction with his team’s preparation for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

Players like Jasprit, Ashwin, Shreyas, and KL benefited from getting the necessary playing time against a difficult squad. Dravid thinks it can be difficult to play at that level of intensity because practice games are typically played 15 against 15.

“Jasprit completed bowling his allotted 10 overs, and the game came to a successful conclusion. Siraj was able to bowl despite being ill today. Ashwin’s bowling performance was great in the first two games. In the 50 overs that have passed after KL’s six-month break, he has played admirably. In the most recent games, Shreyas has produced some outstanding hits. I’m really pleased with the direction things are headed, and I hope we can maintain it as the World Cup approaches.

Dravid expressed his happiness with his team’s performance following their recovery from breaks and injuries. He refuted the claim that we had accomplished all the objectives, saying that there was always opportunity for improvement. Although we believe that there are always a few small things that may be improved, it’s wonderful to see that the wounded players were still able to play some terrific cricket, bat in the middle, score some runs, and take some wickets.

The competition will be challenging and last a long time. Even when the results are in our favour, our team never stops working to improve.

The group will assemble in Guwahati for the team’s first exhibition game against England, according to Dravid.

There have only been a few viral (fever) outbreaks in the group. Since another team was leaving tonight for the Asian Games and many players had to return home due to personal obligations, Rutu and Tilak in particular had to join that squad for this match. I anticipate that everyone will be in Guwahati by the evening of August 28 or the early hours of August 29, and that the bug that was going around the city may have also left.

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