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Rahul Dravid Addresses Workload Management Concerns, Denies Split-Captaincy Rumors as Head Coach of Indian Cricket Team

In the pre-match press conference ahead of the third ODI between India and New Zealand, Team India’s head coach Rahul Dravid was asked about the ‘workload management’ of senior players in the squad. With the Men in Blue having already clinched the three-match ODI series 2-0, the coach was quizzed about the likes of Virat Kohli and skipper Rohit Sharma.

And, here’s what he had to say – “We keep reviewing these things. You will call the break we have given to some of our boys (Rohit, Virat, KL Rahul) in the T20 series as workload management. Injury management and workload management are two different things, we have to keep balancing the two based on what the priority is for us in the short-term considering the amount of cricket we play and ensuring that we have our big players available for us in the big tournaments.”

Now, moving on to the IPL, Dravid also spoke about how the national side’s medical team is in ‘constant’ touch with the franchises and if there are any issues or injuries they connect with them. And, as far as the rumours of split captaincy are concerned, Dravid outright denied the idea of adopting it for the national side. He said, “Not that I am aware of. That’s a question you need to ask the selectors but as of now, I don’t think so.”