We have made some good strides in the series. Not many touring sides have won two Tests in India, thats a big goal for us. Want to end the series on a high.
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Last Updated: March 09, 2023, 00:13 IST
New Delhi, India
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When asked about whose calls are harder to gauge and decided on between Jadeja and Ashwin, Rohit said: “Especially Jaddu yaar. Every ball he thinks it’s out.”
Ahmedabad Test offers batters from both camps to make an impact. Batting has been “challenging” in the series so far but the 22 yards at the Narendra Modi Stadium promises a different story
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Steve Smith addresses the media in the pre-match press conference.
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Rohit Sharma at the pre-match press conference said that “more than skills, it’s about how you mentally prepare” as Team India “can’t change a lot of things in three weeks”.
KS Bharat is new to DRS, something new for him. Give him more time to understand. Jaddu thinks every ball is out (laughs).
Slightly unfair to judge KS Bharat on these kind of wickets. Need to give him some room. I told him to not worry, he will get enough time to prove himself.
Pant is a big miss, we know what he can with the bat. And keeping he has done so well. Since Pant was not available, we got Ishan.
Even when Ishan Kishan gets his chance, we wont drop him after two games.
India are leading the series 2-1 and need to win the fourth Test to secure a place in the WTC final while Australia would like to win the match to finish the series 2-2 and return home with a lot of pride.
With so much at stake for both teams, the pitch for the fourth Test at the Narendra Modi Stadium here was under focus when India head coach Rahul Dravid came in for a pre-match press conference.
The Indian coach was surprised when told that the curator has kept two strips under cover and said he had no idea why that was so.
“I don’t know why two strips are covered. I never asked him why he covered the other one, but I don’t know what that was. But yeah, I mean, I think we’re playing on this one, so I don’t know what, I have no idea what the other one (is covered),” said Dravid.
Dravid said that he only had a look at the pitch that would be used for the Test.
“It looks OK to me. And I mean, I think whatever the wicket is, it honestly doesn’t matter. There’s just a lot of talk about pictures all the time. They’re the same for both teams,” said the former India captain.
The coach said every pitch has some challenges for the players — sometimes for the bowlers, and other occasions for the batters. But added that players have to learn to play on them.
“Sometimes it does get more challenging. It is more challenging for the bowlers at times, it’s more challenging for the batsman at times. You know, wickets are like that. Whatever it is. We have to learn to play on them, we have to learn to adjust, and we’ve played on some challenging wickets overseas as well,” said Dravid.
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