Head coach Rahul Dravid said his team should do better after losing the World Test Championship (WTC) point due to slow over rate in the first Test.
Indian cricket team head coach Rahul Dravid on Sunday conceded that his team needed to do better after losing the World Test Championship (WTC) point due to slow over rate in the first Test against South Africa at Centurion. A reduction from WTC points if the over rate is low makes it harder for any team to reach the final. England were fined eight WTC points for bowling eight overs in the Brisbane Test against Australia.
Speaking at a pre-Test press conference in Johannesburg, Dravid said, “The ICC is clearly trying to do something. As a coach it can be annoying. Sometimes it’s a little depressing. Dravid said he had no objection to the new rule made by the ICC, but that the authorities should be fully aware of the situation before reducing the points. “The ICC has now adopted a points-reducing approach. We have no problem with this. However, some relaxation should be given according to the circumstances. ” Said.
“When Bumra was injured, the physio had to spend a lot of time (on the field). There were a few other issues with changing the ball last time. With the Indian team playing four fast bowlers, it has become difficult for the team to maintain the over rate. ” Mentioned.
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