Former India captain Rahul Dravid has said that playing five bowlers will be the best possible strategy for India. In the first test, the Indians looked short of one bowler and were unable to break the last wicket partnership for England. Since India’s attack is not really threatening, playing five bowlers may be the right way forward.

Dravid said, “It is a very courageous move, a very positive move in my opinion. In the past, India have been a bit scared to play with five bowlers especially overseas. But I thought MS Dhoni and Duncan Fletcher were pretty brave to play five bowlers.”

He also compared Stuart Binny‘s role with that of Sanjay Bangar‘s during the Leeds Test back in 2002 as well as Irfan Pathan. He added, “Yes, Irfan Pathan did it for my team for a little while. But every captain wants to play five bowlers. So if you can play five bowlers, you should. Unfortunately, in the past we couldn’t do it a lot, just that the personnel weren’t available to us. It is a lot easier if you have someone like Kapil Dev in your side.”

He also gave some advice, adding, “In my work with Rajathan Royals, I have often interacted with many of these young players. But it was fine spending time with them as mentor and even training with them. I just enjoyed my week with the Indian team. They are a great bunch of boys, very keen to learn, and at very early stages in their careers. They will get better the more they get to play.”

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