Team India’s new Head Coach Rahul Dravid was seen bowling in the nets ahead of India’s clash against New Zealand at Kanpur.
Ajinkya Rahane and co are set to take on New Zealand from November 25 to play the first of two tests. Earlier this year the men in Blue were defeated by the Kiwis in the World Test Championship (WTC) Finals in England. This will mark Rahul Dravid’s mark into test cricket for the first time as a coach. Earlier this week India whitewashed New Zealand in the T20I series as they won comprehensively by 3-0.
On the eve of the game against NZ in Kanpur, Rahul Dravid was seen bowling off spin to Indian batters in the nets to help them prepare for the game.
The official twitter account of BCCI released a video where Dravid is seen bowling to Cheteshwar Pujara.
Rahul Dravid used to be a part time off spinner during his playing days. The right-handed batsmen was a wicket-keeper as well. He has one test and four ODI wickets to his name.
Team India will be without some key players in the first test. Regular test captain Virat Kohli is on a break and will return to lead the team in the second test in Mumbai. Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah are given rest for the test series. KL Rahul on the other hand will be missing out due to a serious muscle strain on his left thigh.