India cricket group head coach Rahul Dravid mentioned that Ajinkya Rahane’s batting kind just isn’t a fear for him.
India and New Zealand ended the engrossing Take a look at match in a draw after the guests remained agency within the last session to finish at 165 for 9.
New Zealand tail-enders Rachin Ravindra and Ajaz Patel displayed a rock-solid defence within the last 9 overs of the sport to defy the Indian spinners.
India simply wanted one wicket to seal the sport however the New Zealand spinners had been nice at blocking the balls to disclaim them a victory.
It’s a matter of a recreation when Ajinkya Rahane wish to flip it round: Rahul Dravid
Rahane, who’s main India because the stand-in skipper in Virat Kohli’s absence, may simply add 4 runs to India’s tally within the second innings. As a substitute, he was trapped earlier than the wicket by New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel.
Rahane’s dismal batting kind was as soon as once more into the limelight after as soon as once more failing to attain massive runs however Dravid mentioned it’s only a matter of innings for the senior batter to show issues round.
“I imply you don’t get anxious. After all, you want to extra runs from Ajinkya, he wish to rating extra runs. He’s a top quality participant and he has achieved effectively for India previously. He’s a type of guys who has high quality and expertise and it’s a matter of a recreation when he wish to flip it round and he is aware of that and we all know that,” Dravid mentioned within the press convention after the primary Take a look at.
“Look, we haven’t determined what can be our enjoying XI (within the subsequent Take a look at) and it’s too early. At the very least, right this moment our focus was on this recreation and once we go to Mumbai, we’ll assess the circumstances and verify individuals’s health. Virat Kohli will be part of us so we have now to debate with him additionally after which take a call,” he added.
Nice to see younger guys carry out straightaway on debut: Rahul Dravid on Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer, who scored a century in his debut innings, as soon as once more top-scored for India with 65 runs from 125 balls within the second innings to assist India set New Zealand a goal of 284.
Dravid mentioned it was nice for a teen to step up and take the cost of scoring in his debut recreation.
“It’s nice to see the younger guys come by way of and carry out straightaway on debut and we noticed that with one or two of the gamers in T20 as effectively and so they made a superb account of themselves,” the pinnacle coach mentioned.
“A younger child doing effectively within the first Take a look at for India and it’s not solely a superb reflection of that particular person (participant) but in addition a superb reflection of the system. Incontrovertible fact that we have now been capable of develop not simply India A but in addition he has performed for Mumbai, in membership cricket,” he added.
Iyer grew to become the primary Indian participant to attain 100 and a fifty in his debut Take a look at, solely legendary Indian batter Sunil Gavaskar scored two fifty-plus scores in his first Take a look at.