Brian Lara signals warning signs for India, asks Rahul Dravid not be over reliant on star players

Brian Lara signals warning signs for India, asks Rahul Dravid not be over reliant on star players

Brian Lara signals warning signs for Rahul Dravid, requests India Cricket Team head coach not be over reliant on superstars

The Indian Cricket Team is touted to be one the best teams heading into the ICC T20 World Cup. However, West Indian great Brian Lara has signalled warning signs for the Men in Blue. Lara has claimed that Rahul Dravid should devise a new strategy rather than being solely dependant on big stars in the mega tournament.

Ever since the start of the T20 World Cup, Team India has won the title just once, back in 2007 in the inaugural year. Furthermore, ICC Trophy has been eluding India since 2013 as the 11-year old jinx continues.

“When you have a team full of superstars, you may lose sight of the plan and think that the players can carry it through. All they need to do is show up. As a coach, you could occasionally feel reluctant to tell Virat Kohli or Sir Vivian Richards of what you expect from them,” Brian Lara told the PTI.

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Don’t rely on Stars

The message from Brian Lara is plain and simple. He has asked India head coach Rahul Dravid not be over dependent on star players like Virat Kohli. Lara has asked Dravid to focus on the youngsters who bring a new dynamics to the game. He claimed that experience of the star players are needed but the team should be over reliant on them.

“You want to stick with that experience when you have such great players because you feel like they can do it and it’s okay. There’s a lot of talented young guys emerging, but there’s also a dilemma. India have selected the experienced squad. My suggestion to Dravid is to be certain with a great plan,” Lara added.

Rohit Sharma and Co are one of the strongest contenders to lift the ICC T20 World Cup. With the team having a great balance between youth and experience, he believes India has every chance to win the coveted trophy.

“The group has everything it takes to win the World Cup. Yes, given the circumstances, the squad may have a few young players missing. However, I think that if they make a great gameplan. India could win World Cup,” Lara concluded.


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