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India coach Rahul Dravid satisfied with his team's spin bowling department
1/6/2023 10:04:32 PM
NEW DELHI, Jan 6: Head coach Rahul Dravid is happy with the way the Indian spin-bowling all-rounder's department is shaping up, saying "our stocks are pretty good at the moment. Dravid also indicated that Ravindra Jadeja could be in the mix very soon, which will put the India in happy space vis-a-vis the spin all-rounder's department.
"I think in our spin bowling all-rounder's slot our stocks are pretty good at the moment," Dravid said at the post-match press conference after India's 16-run loss in the second T20I against Sri Lanka here on Thursday.
"Shahbaz (Ahmed) was also part of the squad and considering that Washington (Sundar) is there and then Jadeja as well so we are happy with that," he added.
With Axar Patel playing his role to perfection on Thursday, taking two wickets in an economical spell and also scoring a swashbuckling 65 off just 31 deliveries, the coach said it had given him quite a few options in that area.
"I think in T20 cricket, whenever he has got the opportunity, he's done really well so, that's really a good sign for us, people like him, people like Washi not getting a game, he's batting really well and obviously Jadeja coming back (soon) as well gives us nice little (options) in that spin-bowling all-rounder area."
With Axar trading more in sixes than fours, Dravid also commended the all-rounder's batting. Axar smashed six maximums and three boundaries and scored at a strike rate of nearly 210 to keep India in the game till the time he was at the crease.
"He is certainly doing a really good job and his batting is coming on (in) leaps and bounds. We always knew his quality with the ball and it was just about developing his batting. He is working really hard on it. Honestly, we had identified him more than a year (ago).
"It's (batting) an area of his game that we have identified, we know that it's important for us to have that and whatever opportunities Axar has got, especially with Jadeja missing quite a lot of cricket, he hasn't let us down in Test cricket, ODIs, whether it's been here," added Dravid.
Sri Lanka, after setting a target of 207 for India to win the second T20I here on Thursday, restricted Hardik Pandya's side to 190 to take the series to the decider at Rajkot on Saturday.
In the fast-bowling all-rounder's department, with Shivam Mavi proving to be an ideal foil for skipper Hardik Pandya, Dravid said, it had "brought a smile" on his face.
The young pace bowler scored a quick-fire 26 at the back-end, giving the coach hope that he could be relied upon as a pinch-hitter in the closing overs.
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