Rahul Dravid provides major updates on Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan

Rahul Dravid provides major updates on Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan. “No one is out of the picture; it’s just a matter of them getting back in shape, playing cricket, and forcing the selectors to pick them again,” Dravid said.

After failing to retain his place in the Indian Test team, Shreyas Iyer expect to play Ranji Trophy matches for Mumbai. However, the star batter opted out of the quarterfinal against Baroda, citing health issues. In the meantime, the 29-year-old was spot in the KKR camp, which infuriated chief selector Ajit Agarkar. Even though Iyer announce that he would be available for the semifinal and final of the Ranji Trophy, BCCI decide to punish him by removing him from the central contract list.

Ishan Kishan, on the other hand, skipped the entire domestic tournament without much communication. As per reports, BCCI reach out to him and asked him to join the India squad for the third Test against England, but Kishan reject their request, stating that he was not ready to play red-ball cricket. These two decisions of his backfired as BCCI removed him from the central contract list as well.

Speaking about these new developments, head coach Rahul Dravid stated that the players are currently involved. He advised Kishan and Iyer to work hard in domestic cricket to force the selectors to include them in the national squad. The 51-year-old also stated that team management has no say in deciding the players’ annual contracts, but if they are in the squad in the future, both cricketers will be considered for the playing XI.

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There is competition for all domestic cricket players

To begin with, I don’t choose contracts, correct? The board and selectors decide on contracts. I have no idea what the requirements are. People ask me what I think about the 15, and Rohit and I choose the XI. That’s how it operates, according to a quote from Dravid provided by ESPNcricinfo.

“There are times when we make decisions about the 15 or the playing 11—I’m not even sure what the list of contracted players is. It’s just a matter of hoping they recover and get fit. Playing cricket, and compelling the selectors to pick them again. Nobody is out of the picture or out of the mix, he continued.

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