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Being In Good Form Only Won't Ensure Runs Against Australia : Rahul Dravid

PTI [ Updated 15 Dec 2011, 22:24:14 ]
Being In Good Form Only Won't Ensure Runs Against Australia : Rahul Dravid

Canberra, Dec 15: Senior batsman Rahul Dravid has on Thursday said that just because he is in good form only won't ensure him bagful of runs against Australia in the four-Test series starting on Boxing Day.

"It's nice to be in good form but that doesn't mean you will score runs. I still have to do my preparation, I'll still have to work hard and earn every single run, especially in Australia. Just because, I'm in good form, it gives me confidence but that's about it," Dravid was quoted as saying during ICC Cricket World Radio Show.

The second highest run-scorer in Test cricket behind Sachin Tendulkar also feels that it will be a collective and consistent effort that will be key to a good show against a side as formidable as Australia.

"We have to prepare well and start the series well. We will play one Test match at a time and the key will be consistency from a lot of players. It's not going to be individual performances that will win this series. This series will be won by consistent performances from a lot of players in the team," he added.

"Three or four bowlers need to step up as do three or four batsman and those seven or eight players with consistent performances will help India win this series against Australia," he further added.