Rahul Dravid. (Source: Twitter)

Ahead of the first T20I against New Zealand, Dravid spoke about his vision for the team.

“We don’t prioritize formats since all three are important. But obviously, in the few years we have three ICC events and we need to prepare for those. As far as the vision is concerned, we need to keep improving and getting better as a team,” Dravid said in the pre-match press conference.

“These are challenging times for those who are expected to play all three formats. I will be in conversation with them and make sure that whenever they are with the team they are fresh and fully switched on,” he added.

“Its important to groom everyone. I understand that a bowling allrounder is important but we cannot look at just one role. We will keep an eye on the Syed Mushtaq Ali and people at home to bring in those who are required for the entire set-up rather than just one or two positions,” Rohit said.

“It is fashionable to call them as underdogs, but in the last few years that narrative has changed. They are a very good team and have beaten India in the past few tournaments, that’s a fact. But we hope to get better and put one over them the next time,” Dravid said about the T20 World Cup finalists.

“It’s very simple. Whatever he has been doing till now, his role in this team remains the same,” he said.

“He is a very important player for the team and whenever he plays, he creates an impact. From team’s perspective, he is an important player and when you play each game, the roles are different.”

“I am sure when Virat comes back, it will only strengthen our team because of the experience and the kind of batsman he is, it’s only going to add up to our squad.”