The recently held T20 international between India and New Zealand on Wednesday marked the start of Rahul Dravid-Era in Indian Cricket. Rahul Dravid is the new head coach of the Indian Cricket Team, while Rohit Sharma has been appointed as the new skipper in T20 internationals.
India have made a positive start under the tutelage of Rahul Dravid after winning the first of the three-match T20I series against New Zealand on Wednesday. After winning the toss and opting to bowl first, India restricted New Zealand to 164 runs in the first innings. Ravi Ashwin and Bhuvneshwar Kumar starred with the ball, picking two wickets each. Rohit Sharma and Co. chased down the score in 19.4 overs.
The ongoing series is the first assignment for Rahul Dravid as Indian Cricket Head Coach. This will be followed by a two-match Test series against the same team. In the next two years, India will be playing a T20 World Cup, a 50-over World Cup and also ICC World Test Championship. During this period, one could see some of the veteran Indian players whose Careers might Come to an end. Here’s a look at five of those players.
5 Veteran Indian Players Whose Career Might Come To an End In The Rahul Dravid Era
Ajinkya Rahane will be captaining India in the first of the upcoming two-match Test series against New Zealand. However, one couldn’t ignore the fact that he has looked a pale shadow of his former self in the last couple of years. In the India tour of England, Ajinkya Rahane could score only 109 runs in 4 Tests at an average of 15.57.
Rahane has played 11 Tests this year and has only managed to score 372 runs at a dismal average of 19.58. If things didn’t improve from here, Ajinkya Rahane’s Test Cricket Career might come to an end.