Rahul Dravid not looking too far ahead for India’s qualification in WTC

Rahul Dravid

India head coach Rahul Dravid is not looking at the World Test Championship qualification for India.

He wants to take it one Test series at a time and feels that India has to perform well in each Test match before they make it to the summit clash.

India has only two red-ball series remaining for the 2021-23 WTC. One is the ongoing Test series against Bangladesh and the other one is the home series against Australia next year.

For India to qualify for the WTC final, they need to win all of their remaining six games.

That’s why Dravid says that they are taking it one step at a time and not rushing ahead.

Says Dravid,

It is one step at a time. I don’t think we can start looking at the sixth one before we start here. We have got to win this one first. We have to play our best cricket to give ourselves a chance and then go to Dhaka and replicate. Just take it as we go.

Dravid aware of the challenges that India has at the moment

Dravid has also spoken of how Team India is aware of the challenges of the qualification for the WTC.

However, he is of the firm belief that India needs to take it one fixture at a time and not put too much pressure upon themselves.

Says Dravid,

We know we have a challenge in our hands, we have to win a majority of the games we have left in the championship. But we are not going to get there if we don’t take the first steps well. We have to focus on this one and then see how the cards fall and then we will see what we have to do in the series against Australia.

The three teams that have a great chance of making it to the finals are Australia, South Africa, and India at the moment.

Australia is currently preparing for its Test series against South Africa after which they will be up against India for the four-match Test series.

Follow Crickdom on Twitter for more.

To Top