IND vs BAN: Rahul Dravid slams lack of full-strength squad for loss in Bangladesh, says ‘Hopefully we get a settled squad in January’ – Check Out

IND vs BAN: Head coach Rahul Dravid has blamed the lack of a settled squad following a humiliating series defeat in Bangladesh. The…

IND vs BAN: Rahul Dravid slams lack of full-strength squad for loss in Bangladesh, says 'Hopefully we get a settled squad in January' - Check Out
IND vs BAN: Rahul Dravid slams lack of full-strength squad for loss in Bangladesh, says 'Hopefully we get a settled squad in January' - Check Out

IND vs BAN: Head coach Rahul Dravid has blamed the lack of a settled squad following a humiliating series defeat in Bangladesh. The Men in Blue went down once again Dhaka, conceding the series 2-0 with a game to play. Dravid said that juggling between the formats has not been easy for the Rohit Sharma led squad and hopes to have more stability in the coming months. Follow India vs Bangladesh live updates on Insidesport.IN

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IND vs BAN: Rahul Dravid slams lack of full-strength squad for loss in Bangladesh, says ‘Hopefully we get a settled squad in January’ – Check Out

Speaking after the loss on Wednesday, Rahul Dravid pinned the blame on the selection committee for the back-to-back series losses in New Zealand and Bangladesh. The Men in Blue lost 1-0 in New Zealand, before suffering an embarrassing series in Bangladesh. Shikhar Dhawan led the side in NZ, while it was Rohit Sharma captained the side on Wednesday.

“I guess from our perspective, it has not been easy to play. We don’t have full squad. Hopefully, from January, depending on injuries, we will get full squad to play home series. We have nine ODIs before IPL (3 vs NZ, 3 vs SL and 3 vs Aus) and hopefully, we will get to play a settled squad in those games,” Dravid said at post-match press conference.

IND vs BAN: Rahul Dravid slams lack of full-strength squad for loss in Bangladesh, says 'Hopefully we get a settled squad in January' - Check Out

IND vs BAN: Rahul Dravid slams lack of full-strength squad for loss in Bangladesh, says ‘Hopefully we get a settled squad in January’ – Check Out

India have used a staggering 39 players this year, with a whole lot of focus on T20s in the build-up to the T20 World Cup. The move did not work as India crashed out in the semifinals. The Chetan Sharma-led committee was subsequently sacked, but only after they named the squads for the Bangladesh tour.

Dravid however is hopeful for a more settled squad from January.  India play 9 ODIs before the IPL kicks off in March. With all games in home conditions, the India head coach will hope to get the best out of his group of players.

“In the last two years, we had prioritised T20s a lot as there were two World Cups. In the next 8-10 months, we will be prioritising ODI cricket. It is not easy to juggle three formats. Now, our white ball boys (specialists) will get some rest with Test matches being played,” Dravid added.

India have struggled in ODIs in 2022, suffering series defeats against New Zealand, South Africa and now Bangladesh. They have notched up some victories, mainly against Zimbabwe, West Indies and England. However, with eyes on the 2023 World Cup, Dravid has a lot more work to do.

IND vs BAN: Rahul Dravid slams lack of full-strength squad for loss in Bangladesh, says ‘Hopefully we get a settled squad in January’ – Check Out

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