Satisfied Dravid: Rishabh Pledge Remains “Integral Part of India”

India head coach Rahul Dravid has backed Rishabh Panti, saying he is still an integral part of the team, despite the fact that the goalkeeper was able to beat South Africa in five T20Is with only 58 runs at 105.45.
By reaching this series, Pledge had completed 340 races in the 2022 IPL, an average of 30.90. His heart rate in the tournament was 151.78, which is significantly higher than the last two releases – 113.95 in 2020 and 128.52 in 2021. Dravid said the team expects a similar offensive role at the international level.

“When you ask people to play a little more offensive cricket in average games and take the game a little further, it’s sometimes hard to decide based on two or three games,” Dravid said after washing. out of the T20I in Bengaluru.

“I thought he had a pretty good IPL. He may not have looked good on average, but his hit rate was really good. He wanted to raise it a bit – where he was probably three years ago. We’re hoping we can He also gets such numbers at the international level. In the process, he may go wrong with some games.

“But he will remain an integral part of our strike. We know what he is doing with his strength. The fact that he is left-handed is very important to us in the middle. And he has played. Some good knocks. but it’s not a big deal for us. It’s definitely a big part of our plans for the next few months. “

At the same time, Dinesh Karthik continues to impress in his niche role as a hitter for the last five strokes. On the fourth T20I in Rajkot, Karthik shattered with a 27-point 55 – a knock that Dravid said would “definitely start”. Karthik and Hardik Pandya, who scored 46 points out of 31, added 65 points out of 33 to raise India to 169, which turned out to be the winning streak.

“He was chosen according to a very specific skill,” Dravid said of Karthik. “And it’s nice when it’s kind of suggested that it came together perfectly for us in the Rajkot game, where we needed that big performance in the last five shifts to make a par score. He and Hardik [Pandya] struck us beautifully; both are ultimately our enforcers, the types who can benefit from the last five or six transitions.

“They’re probably the two best in the world in their last five or six moves. So yes, it was really nice to see Karthik come down and do what he’s chosen to do. It will definitely open up a lot more opportunities. Such rounds will definitely get you started. Like I told the boys, it’s not knocking on the door – you have to start knocking on the door, and that kind of round means it knocks a lot. “

“Shreyas, in the beginning [of the series] on difficult gates, showed intent and played positively. Ruturaj showed in a particular shift [in the third T20I] what quality and skills he has. “

India coach Rahul Dravid

As Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohl did not belong to the series, the winger had the opportunity to present their cases. Ishan Kishan completed 206 runs – the highest in the series – with a stroke of 150.36, but Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shreyas Iyer failed to impress. Gaikwad scored just 96 races in five rounds with 131.50 and Iyer 94 races in 123.68. But Dravid is not disappointed.

“We’re not going to do knee shots,” he said. “As you can see, I don’t like to rate people after a series or a game. All the men who got a chance here really deserved that opportunity; they deserve it. And in that game format, I have some good games and some bad games.

“I think Shreyas in the beginning [of the series] on a couple of difficult gates, showed great intent and played very positively for us. Ruturaj showed in a particular shift [in the third T20I] what quality and skills he has.

“You may have odd games in Twenty20 [where] your form and performance go up and down a bit. So we are not very disappointed with anyone. As a group, we wanted to play a little more positive and offensive cricket from the start. And we knew you, if you try to do it, it won’t always come out. But it is certainly clear to us what kind of cricket we want to play.

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