Playing too much cricket before Oz tour not good: Dahiya
New Delhi: Expressing concern over Indian team playing too much cricket before their crucial tour of Australia in December-January, former India cricketer Vijay Dahiya said it is not an ideal way to prepare for an important series.
After a forgettable tour of England, where the Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s men were completely whitewashed in all three formats of the game, India will face a bigger challenge when they travel to Australia, feels former India wicketkeeper.
"For me, it`s not the home series against England or the West Indies but the four-Test series tour of Australia, which is very important for the India team. Many senior players will be playing against Australia in Australia for the last time. So, this is the series I am looking forward to," said Dahiya.
"With India playing against England and the West Indies at home, the question here is not about ideal preparation but playing too much cricket before the important series.”
"After the IPL, Dhoni`s men toured the West Indies and England, and now England is here and West Indies will arrive next month. So the question is, can we afford to play this much amount of cricket before an important tour like Australia?," asked Dahiya.
He also stressed that the young pacers should be given a chance to find a place for themselves in the side.
"Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav are two good fast bowlers. We need to give them more opportunities," he said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- PM Modi speaks at Golden Jubilee celebrations of poet Dinkar’s works
- Vadodara: Policemen seen dancing with bar girls
- Coal scam: Naveen Jindal, Madhu Koda and others get bail
- DNA: IAF Mirage 2000 fighter plane lands successfully on Yamuna expressway
- One year of Modi govt: Arun Jaitley addresses press conference
- Zee Media Exclusive: Kangana, Madhavan talk about their film 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns'
- DNA: Osama documents show 'Indian brother in Madinah' financed al Qaeda
- ISIS executes Syrian fighter using anti-tank rocket launcher
- DNA: Harmful chemicals found in Maggi, Nestle India still in denial mode
- Zee Media Exclusive interview with Congress leader Kamal Nath
- CM Kejriwal shortlists 39 'unwanted' IAS officers in Delhi
- Columbia student takes rape-protest mattress to graduation
- Mumbai: One injured in shootout at Film City
- Delhi: Car catches fire after crash, one dead
- DNA: Modi-led NDA govt's hits and misses in one year
- Jayalalithaa makes public appearance, meets Governor: As it happened
- Mumbai firm booked for denying Muslim MBA graduate job on religious grounds, probe ordered
- Geelani's passport application incomplete, cannot be processed: MEA
- IPL 2015, Qualifier 2: CSK vs RCB - As it happened...
- India to soon have its own space shuttle!
- Kejriwal slams notification on LG's powers, says Modi running Delhi govt through back door
- WBBSE 10th Madhyamik Results 2015: West Bengal Board (wbbse.org & wbresults.nic.in) Class 10th Madhyamik Pariksha Results 2015 to be announced on May 22
- Don't know what will happen to my career, says Ranbir Kapoor
- Tanu Weds Manu Returns movie review: Brilliant execution, superb performance!
- Manohar Parrikar meets troops at Siachen base camp
- Wbbse.org 10th Madhyamik Pariksha Results 2015: West Bengal Board (wbresults.nic.in) Class 10th, WB MP Results 2015 to be announced today shortly
- Businessman shot next to Amitabh Bachchan's shooting location in Mumbai Film City
- British tourist masturbated at in Mumbai; Indian men apologise
- West Bengal Board (wbbse.org & wbresults.nic.in) Class 10th Madhyamik Pariksha (MP) Results 2015 to be announced today at 10 AM
- After land bill, net neutrality, Rahul Gandhi to fight for ex-servicemen now