Dravid seeks series win

Mumbai, June 20:

India captain Rahul Dravid is keen for his last cricket tour of England to be a success. “Winning Test series in England will make this tour memorable,” Dravid said ahead of the India’s departure on Wednesday for a tour that will also feature one-day internationals (ODI) in Ireland. “This will be my last tour to England as I won’t be going there again in four years’ time,” Dravid said.

India’s tour will start with four ODIs in Ireland — one against Ireland and three against South Africa. India will then play a one-off IDI against Pakistan in Glasgow before moving to England for the three-Test series, to be followed by ODI series of seven games.

Dravid said the team has the bowlers to turn matches in India’s favour “if there are enough runs on the board.” Dravid described the tour of England as “very special.” “We’ve played good Test cricket during the past 12-14 months,” he said, noting the victory in the Wanderers Test against South Africa. But inconsistency saw the side falter and lose the next two Tests.

Dravid said the tour would give India a chance to bounce back from its shock exit from the World Cup in the Carrebeans.