India Head Coach Rahul Dravid Praises Rohit Sharma’s Leadership Ahead of Semifinal Clash Against Netherlands

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BT Sports Desk: India head coach Rahul Dravid lauded the leadership of captain Rohit Sharma ahead of the team’s semifinal match against the Netherlands in the ODI World Cup 2023.

Praising Sharma’s exemplary leadership on and off the field, Dravid remarked, “Rohit has certainly been a leader, without a doubt. I think he’s led by example both on and off the field. Some of the starts that he’s given us, the way he’s cracked open games for us. A lot of times people have looked at one, I mean, I can’t go into the specific games, I’m sure that you will be able to look into it, but there have been some games where it could have been tricky for us, but the fact that he’s been able to get us to those kinds of starts has literally cracked open the game.”

Dravid expressed satisfaction with the team’s preparation for the semifinals, attributing their consistent high standards in the tournament to their meticulous preparation.

He further commended the entire squad for their outstanding performance in the tournament, representing India with pride and playing a brand of cricket that has captivated fans throughout the country.

Acknowledging the Netherlands’ impressive performance in the tournament, Dravid applauded their efforts in qualifying for the semifinals.

He emphasized that the Netherlands’ achievement serves as an inspiration to other associate nations, demonstrating their ability to compete at the highest level.

Addressing the question of player selection for the semifinal match, Dravid indicated that the team is in good shape after having six days of rest since their last game.

He refrained from divulging specific team details but assured that the players are well-rested and ready to give their all in the crucial semifinal match.

The India squad for the World Cup 2023 semifinal against the Netherlands is as follows:

Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Prasidh Krishna, Suryakumar Yadav.

The Netherlands squad for the World Cup 2023 semifinal against India is as follows:

Scott Edwards (C), Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Vikram Singh, Teja Nidamanuru, Paul van Meekeren, Colin Ackermann, Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Ryan Klein, Wesley Barresi, Saqib Zulfiqar, Shariz Ahmad, Sybrand Engelbrecht.

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