Rahul Dravid supports the inclusion of 9th team for IPL 2021

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Dravid feels that that is the fitting staff to herald the ninth staff as nonetheless there are various children who usually are not getting alternatives

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid. (Picture Supply: Getty Photographs)

There are speculations that the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planning to broaden the Indian Premier League (IPL) by including another staff. Former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid backed this concept as he feels that this may present extra alternatives to the younger cricketers who’re in search of making a world assertion with their exemplary performances.

Dravid, who heads India’s Nationwide Cricket Academy, feels that that is the fitting staff to herald the ninth staff as nonetheless there are various children who usually are not getting alternatives to specific themselves on the massive stage. The previous wicketkeeper-batsman reckons the Indian league has helped many U-19 cricketers to determine themselves within the cricket fraternity.

“Purely from a expertise perspective, I believe we’re prepared for an enlargement. It’s been unbelievable to see so lots of these younger Beneath-19 boys come on and set up themselves, not just for their state groups but additionally within the IPL. However many extra are literally not getting alternatives.

“They’re sitting exterior in a variety of these groups as a result of the standard of the cricket is so good and there are such a lot of good and skilled gamers,” Dravid mentioned throughout the launch of the guide New Innings.

Mumbai Indians have an excellent scouting construction: Rahul Dravid

IPL franchise Mumbai Indians (MI) are one of the profitable groups within the historical past of the T20 Championship. They’ve emerged as winners for a file 5 instances. Explaining the rationale behind Mumbai’s exploits in IPL, Dravid acknowledged that MI has an excellent scouting construction and have backed a variety of younger skills like Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Hardik Pandya and Ishan Kishan.

“That is why Mumbai Indians have been so good. What they’ve executed very well during the last 4 or 5 years is to keep up a powerful core of actually high-quality gamers and blend that up with some actually good younger skills.”

“They have been capable of spot Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya at a younger age, they’ve introduced in Rahul Chahar and backed Ishan Kishan, and when you wouldn’t precisely name Suryakumar Yadav a younger participant as a result of he’s been round for some time, a big a part of their success is all the way down to an excellent scouting construction,” the previous Indian captain added.

Additional within the interplay, the 47-year-old lauded the authorities for offering a platform within the type of IPL the place the younger gamers have a possibility to rub shoulders with the greats of the sport and categorical themselves in a extra impactful method.

“Now the IPL will not be solely in regards to the high stage. Prior to now in Indian cricket, when younger gamers have been in search of alternatives, the one place they obtained them from was from the state associations. They wanted to play for his or her Ranji Trophy staff in their very own state, however immediately due to the IPL, you could be from Karnataka and you’ll play for Mumbai,” Rahul Dravid concluded.

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