A place in Team India is not easy now, because Dravid is changing the rules? | Rahul Dravid changed selection policy players prove himself in domestic cricket to get a place in Team India
The duo of Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli achieved numerous successes in cricket, especially in the longest format of the game. Under the Kohli-Shastri era, the Indian cricket team reached new heights, however, the Indian side under their leadership couldn’t win any major ICC trophy.
The Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid era started with a bang, with back-to-back wins, giving the hopes of ICC trophies to the Indian fans. And if reports are to be believed then Rahul and Rohit have already started preparing the team for the same.
According to several reports, the Indian cricket team will go through a lot of rebuilding in the Rahul Dravid era. Several traditions of the Indian cricket team, which had started to vanish during the Shastri-Kohli are now being brought back by the new head coach Rahul Dravid.
Rahul Dravid has decided to suspend the selection of players based on the IPL. No player can earn a place in the Test squad based on the IPL. Also, if a player has to make a comeback he has to prove his match fitness, form. Hardik Pandya is currently out of cricket and it will be difficult for him to return as he has withdrawn his name from the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Rahul Dravid lately revived the age-old custom by awarding Rs. 35,000 to the groundsmen first through the first Check match at Kanpur after which on the Wankhede stadium for producing good pitches throughout India’s 2-Check match collection.
This custom of rewarding the groundsmen had vanished fully in a previous couple of years. The custom was practiced earlier by captains from Kapil Dev to MS Dhoni’s period. However, the good factor is that Dravid has now revived this custom.
“I don’t read too much into Virat’s form. I don’t care who the player is. If you put even Don Bradman in the bubble, his average will come down. Eventually, the bubble will burst,” Shastri had said after an early end to India’s T20 World Cup campaign.