Watch: India Head Coach Rahul Dravid Bowls Off-Spin In Nets Ahead Of 1st Test vs New Zealand
Watch: India Head Coach Rahul Dravid Bowls Off-Spin In Nets Ahead Of 1st Test vs New Zealand

Indian head coach Rahul Dravid was seen rolling his arms with the ball in the Indian team’s training session.

Indian cricket team shifts its focus to the two-match Test series against New Zealand after drubbing them 3-0 in the T20I series. The team has started preparing for the first game at the Greenpark Stadium in Kanpur.

Watch: Rahul Dravid roll his arms in India’s training session

On the eve of the first Test match, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted a video on its Twitter handle, in which Dravid can be seen bowling spin to an Indian batter in the training session.

“𝗦𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁-𝗮𝗿𝗺 𝗼𝗳𝗳-𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗲? 🤔
That moment when #TeamIndia Head Coach Rahul Dravid rolled his arm over in the nets,” the Indian board captioned in its tweet along with the clip of Dravid bowling.

This will be the first Test series for Rahul Dravid, the Indian team’s newly appointed head coach, who will also get to test the players and get the right combination for the future.

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid. (Photo: BCCI)

Ajinkya Rahane to lead India in the first Test against New Zealand

Keeping the workload of players in mind, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has rested some senior players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and frontline bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.

Ajinkya Rahane will lead India in the first Test against New Zealand, with Cheteshwar Pujara named his deputy.

Mumbai batter Shreyas Iyer will be making his debut in Test, as confirmed by Rahane in his press-conference on Wednesday.

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane. Image-Twitter

New Zealand will be playing their first Test match since they won the World Test Championship final against India in June.

This will also mark the start for the Black Caps for the World Test Championship 2021-23 cycle.

India also lost to New Zealand in the Group 2 of the Super 12 stage in the T20 World Cup. New Zealand lost the final to trans-Tasman rivals Australia before being white-washed by the Indians.

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