Flip-flop continues on Dravid to open

Updated: 25 December 2007 15:39 IST

The filp-flop over whether Rahul Dravid will open the innings versus Australia in the first Test in Melbourne continues.

Flip-flop continues on Dravid to open

Melbourne:

The filp-flop over whether Rahul Dravid will open the innings versus Australia in the first Test in Melbourne continues.

But according to some reports Mr Dependable will get the nod as opener, along with Wasim Jaffer.

However, according to sources in the team, no final decision has yet been taken finally out.

Rahul Dravid will indeed open the innings alongside Wasim Jaffer in the Melbourne Test on Boxing Day.

That paves the way for the in-form Yuvraj Singh, while Virender Sehwag will have to sit out

The team management's decision to make Dravid open the innings in the three-day warm-up game against provincial side Victoria did send out the message that Virender Sehwag might not find a place in the side for the 1st Test.

Also there was a message about Yuvraj Singh to find a place in the playing XI.

According to the Indian team's media manager though, no final decision has been taken on whether Dravid will be asked to open the innings.

Dravid has opened in 13 innings before this, and he has an average of 33 in that position. That includes 2 hundreds, both of which came during India's tour of Pakistan last year.

That in fact is the last time Dravid opened the innings.



Topics : Cricket Rahul Dravid
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