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We don’t ask for rank-turners; sometimes I’m as clueless as anybody: Dravid on Indian pitches

Indian batters have been guilty of throwing away their starts in the series. There were three 80s in the series opener, and only Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill played big knocks in Vizag while others failed to cash on to their starts.

Dravid said India could have scored more runs in both innings, and he expects more consistency from the younger crop.

“If I’m being honest, I think we left a few runs on the board in both innings. Again, I think that’s maybe a function of the fact that we do have a lot of young batsmen coming through. I think we’re still figuring out Test cricket a little bit, but you don’t have a lot of time to figure out Test cricket,” he said.

“Certainly in the first innings, 396, I thought, was underpowered; we left 75 on the board. You win a toss, and you have one guy who gets a double hundred. You should be pushing 450-475 in these conditions,” Dravid added.

“And then in the second innings, maybe after losing a couple of wickets, 250 was probably about par. So, it’s a work in progress. We’ll hopefully get a little bit better, and we’ll keep improving,” said the coach.

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