‘We will need…’, Rahul Dravid on how India can win Test series in South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

New Delhi: After 31 years of efforts, India’s head coach… Rahul Dravid said on Tuesday that his squad would not mind a bit of “luck” as they look to win for the first time. Test series I South Africa And cross their “last frontier”.
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India visited South Africa for the first time in 1992. Since then he has made seven more tours, winning four Tests, but no series. Despite this, Asian superpowers have won Test series in England, Australia, and New Zealand.
“We’ve come close (a couple of times) and we’ve played some good cricket here… just in a few critical moments we haven’t been able to get over the line, score 34-40-50. You Probably need to be able to compete here,” Dravid told Star Sports ahead of the start of the opening Test at the SuperSport Park.
The legendary batsman claimed that the way the team bowled during the previous tour two years ago will give him a lot of confidence. In the tour, India lost a three-match rubber after blowing a 1-0 lead.

“Having said that, we looked at a lot of things and the way we bowled, I thought we bowled really well in the last series which gives us a lot of confidence that we’re going to be here. Capable of taking 20 wickets with the attack. That’s what we have.”
Dravid added, “You need a bit of luck in these situations too, a lot of plays and misses, you want them to be playing and disappearing, and hopefully, the opposition is going to edge them out.” A bit of luck is involved.
“But, as long as you execute your skills well and make sure you’re putting the ball in the right place, with a certain level of discipline and patience when needed Batting, looking to take advantage when the ball gets a little bit. Soft and you’re ahead of the game and recognize that you’re never ‘in’ in these kinds of conditions in South Africa…
“You might feel like you’re at 34-40 when you’re batting, but really, if you can turn that into a much more significant score that makes a big difference.
“Little things like that you need to get right against a really good team like South Africa, a very strong team in these conditions, who know how to play well here. I hope over the next two Tests, we can do that. will be able to.”

Regarding Seemer Prasad KrishnaDravid, who made his Test debut on Tuesday, was also questioned. He was described as a “promising prospect” by the head coach.
“Parished is a promising prospect, but we have to be realistic that this is his first Test match. He has not played first-class cricket for many reasons.
“But I’m hoping he has a good game and is enjoying himself. It’s a beautiful moment when we give someone a new hat.”
After a win and a draw with the West Indies in June this year, the Rohit Sharma-led Indian team now tops the World Test Championship 2023-25 ​​cycle points table.
However, the test will serve as the launch of host South Africa’s first WTC cycle campaign.
India have played 23 Tests in South Africa since 1996, but have won only four of them overall, and never more than once in a series.
Although they have not achieved any success in the series. Rainbow NationIndia is still the third most successful team in South Africa after England and Australia.
(with PTI input)
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