Rahul Dravid Works On Virat Kohli’s Batting As Indian Cricketers Gear Up For First Test In South Africa: The host South African team and the Indian cricket team are all set and preparing well as for the 3-match Test series which is going to take place at Centurion this Sunday. Since after being released from his duties (Captaincy) this will be his first tour. In the last few years, he has been under the scanner for his poor form. The right handed batsmen and the former captain has been released from his leadership duties in the limited-over’s format, helping him return back to his form like his previous tours.
At the Centurian, the team kohli is harnessing themselves in the nets of which BCCI is continuously sharing several videos and Pictures. The BCCI board has used Twitter sharing photos of Dravid and kohli discussing things for the upcoming match. This is an important series for Dravid as it is his first overseas test tour as head coach of the Indian cricket. After Ravi Shastri was replaced by Rahul Dravid as the head coach of the Indian cricket team, some doubted the relationship between him and India’s Test captain, but it seems that the two bonded very well, and are working towards the common goal. To take Indian cricket forward. Dravid knows he needs to lead Kohli if India want to create history in South Africa, but his batting form has been a concern over the years, with him not scoring a single Test century.
The former India captain has been spending a lot of time during training sessions with the 33-year-old cricketer, hone his skills and prepare him for the upcoming challenge.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced that the upcoming Test series and the following ODI series will be played behind closed doors to ensure the safety of players amid rising cases due to the new COVID-19 variant – Omicron.
In a statement issued by the CSA, they informed the cricket fans all over that due to the rising COVID cases across the world and the 4th wave at the local level, to protect the players from the uprising covid cases the two cricket bodies have come to a conclusion mutually for not being able to provide tickets.
Kohli was the highest run-scorer in the Test series in 2018, where his average was around 47.67 and he was able to score 286 runs in three matches, but since post-Covid period the Indian cricketer has been seen struggling with this batting order. For a long time a major decline has been noticed in his form. However, it is being speculated that the presence of new head coach Rahul Dravid may bring some positive changes.
The AISSC cricket selection committee has decided to name the new vice captain of the Indian test team which will be KL Rahul (Vice Captain) for the 3rd upcoming test match with South Africa. Meanwhile, the Indian team was seen warming playing foot volley after reaching South Africa on Friday morning. The first Test against South Africa starts on 26 December.