Team India’s head coach Rahul Dravid has hinted that he is open to make some changes in the playing XI for their upcoming semi-final clash against England at the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022.
Notably, after South Africa’s loss to the Netherlands, India had qualified for the semis, but to top the Group 2 standings, they were required to beat Zimbabwe, which they did comprehensively and set up the clash against England.
Speaking after the game against Zimbabwe, Dravid mentioned that Indian team can surely make changes in their playing XI as they will pick their final choice of players as per the conditions. It is to be remembered, India will play England at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday, November 10.
Since the pitch in Adelaide generally assists slower bowlers and Axar Patel hasn’t been up to the mark, fans might see Yuzvendra Chahal getting his first game in the competition.
“I think we have a completely open mind about everyone in our 15. We believe anybody who comes into the 15 will not potentially make us weaker, the kind of squad we’ve picked. Anybody that we need to pick will actually not make us a weaker squad. Again, we’ll have to go there and see. I watched some of the games (in Adelaide) today, and I know the tracks were slow, and they gripped, and they turned a bit,” Dravid said in the presser.
“We might be playing on a completely new strip in Adelaide, and the strip we played with against Bangladesh, to be honest, did not spin. It was, again, a different kind of wicket, and it was played at Adelaide, as well. I think I can’t sit here now just after a game and predict what’s going to happen there. We’ll have a couple of days; we’ll go and have a look at that wicket and see what we think it might do. Of course, if it’s slow, we’ll play according to those situations. If we think it might play differently, then we’ll have to put up a squad to match that,” he added.
- T20 World Cup 2022: Rahul Dravid hints on making changes in India’s playing XI for semi-final against England
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