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Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt slams India coach Rahul Dravid for ODI World Cup 2023 squad feedback

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India Today Sports Desk

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has slammed Rahul Dravid for his feedback about figuring out the World Cup 2023 squad for India to 17 to 18 gamers and stressing on making an attempt totally different combos. Butt mentioned Dravid ought to deal with profitable the sequence towards Australia for the time being.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 22, 2023 09:54 IST

Dravid talked about ODI World Cup 2023 squad forward of third ODI (Courtesy: AP)

By India Today Sports Desk: Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has slammed India coach Rahul Dravid for his feedback concerning the staff administration narrowing down the squad for the ODI World Cup 2023.

Dravid was requested concerning the squad on Tuesday forward of the ultimate ODI towards Australia in Chennai and had mentioned that the staff administration have their eyes on 17-18 gamers. Dravid had additionally confused about making an attempt out totally different combos forward of the match.

“Probably not going to get too many more games in our conditions. We had the opportunity to play in these conditions which is great. Yeah, coming out of the IPL to a large extent we are pretty clear about the kind of squad and the players we want. We have narrowed it down to 17-18 players,” Dravid informed media folks on Tuesday.

These feedback did not sit effectively with Butt, who slammed the Indian coach on his YouTube channel. As quoted by Hindustan Times, the previous Pakistan captain informed Dravid to first take a look at profitable the sequence towards Australia and resolve the batting issues as a substitute of speaking about staff combos.

“Rahul Dravid said that they will keep trying different combinations. Pehle series toh jeeto! Badalna toh irrelevant hai (First win the series! Changing combinations is irrelevant). We’ve to see how you solve your batting concerns first. All this talk about team combinations… this is were the confusion starts. How much do you want to change?” mentioned Butt.

Butt additionally mentioned that the main focus for the Indian coach must be on the third ODI and find out how to win it and he ought to have shied away from questions concerning the World Cup.

“At this moment, all the conversations should be around the third ODI and how to win it. If someone asks a different question, you can say that it has got nothing to do with the match. He has talked a lot about combinations, this shouldn’t be so frequent,” mentioned Butt.

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Mar 22, 2023