Former India cricketer Saba Karim believes Rahul dravids first assignment as head coach of the national team comes at home is good news.
Karim feels that this is the perfect start to the Dravid era because he will have a chance to create a future roadmap. The commentator cricketer made these comments when he spoke on the YouTube channel Khelneeti. He believed that playing under Indian conditions will be an easier task for the players.
Karim noted that although many members of the team may not have much experience in international cricket, their experience in domestic cricket will help them. I have suggested that from this series, Rahul Dravid and co. could identify individuals who could play an important role in their future overseas campaigns.
Here’s what Karim said:
“Performing under Indian conditions is relatively easier for the players. The members of the squad have a lot of experience playing under these conditions. Although some of them have no experience in international cricket, they have played domestic cricket here.”
“I think Shreya’s Iyer should beat number 4” – Saba Karim on Indian test debutant
Karim also added that test debutant Shreyas Iyer should come in to strike before the skipper Ajinkya rahane. He reckons that since Rahane has achieved a lot of success when he hit number 5, Iyer should be asked to hit 4 in the series opener against Kiwis.
The 54-year-old also pointed out that Shreya’s Iyer has a spectacular record that hits that position for the Mumbai team in first-class cricket.
“I think Shreya’s Iyer should beat as number 4 instead of Ajinkya Rahane. Rahane has performed brilliantly as number 5. He beats there even when he is the vice-captain. Iyer beats number 4 for Mumbai as well and has a fantastic record in the Ranji Trophy.”
At the same time, team India won toss against Kanpur and chose to hit the surface first. Interestingly, both sides have decided to play three spinners on their side because they expect the wicket to be favorable for spin bowlers.
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