Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

South Africa ended the T20I collection on a excessive after subjecting India to a harmful defeat within the collection finale on Tuesday on the Holkar Stadium in Indore. The much-changed Indian workforce opted in favor of bowling a heavy beginning eleven and ended up permitting the in-form spinner only one over within the contest. When the Indian head coach Rahul Dravid was requested in regards to the logic behind the transfer, the previous Indian skipper shut out the journalist with a brutally sincere response.

The Proteas utilized the brief boundaries in Indore to full impact, organising a large complete of 227 runs on the board. Rilee Rossouw registered a sensational ton to pile on the distress in opposition to the Indian bowlers, who leaked runs at an alarming charge. Axar Patel, who was the participant of the collection in opposition to Australia, conceded 13 runs in his first over and didn’t bowl once more within the match.

When requested in regards to the reasoning behind the choice to not bowl out Axar Patel’s overs, Rahul Dravid acknowledged that for the reason that South African workforce boasts of some explosive left-handed batters, the left-arm spinner was held again within the match. He highlighted the significance of match-ups in a contest, shutting out the journalist within the post-match presser.

“Match-ups are vital, they’re vital to us. Whether or not they’re extra vital or not, it is for you guys to dig deep and take a look at what stats inform you about match-ups, about numbers of left-hand batsmen in opposition to left-arm spin. Possibly you would possibly get some solutions to that,” Rahul Dravid mentioned, responding to the scribe who requested about India’s reliance on match-ups, after the loss on Tuesday.

I might actually request you to perhaps take a look at a few of these numbers, deeply, as deeply as we do: Rahul Dravid

He additional went on to state that a number of groups emphasize match-ups and take an in-depth take a look at the numbers and stats earlier than any fixture. Dravid requested the journalist to try these numbers as intently because the administration does to get the solutions.

“A whole lot of groups use match-ups, not solely us. Like us, a whole lot of different groups look and delve into stats, into numbers. I feel in the event you dwell on a few of these numbers, you would possibly get some solutions. I might actually request you to perhaps take a look at a few of these numbers, deeply, as deeply as we do,” Dravid added.



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