Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Recently BCCI axed promising wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan and middle order batsman Shreyas Iyer from the central contract list for ignoring the advices of the head coach Rahul Dravid and the board to skip domestic cricket.

Following the development, many fans and experts expected that the international career of Kishan and Iyer is almost over.

Meanwhile, Dravid delivered a massive statement on the future of Iyer and Kishan in the Indian team after the fifth Test against England. As per the former great, he doesn’t decide on the contracts but the doors are not closed for anyone to make a comeback.

“I don’t decide contracts or discuss that. I don’t even know what the criteria is. Both are in the mix and hope they play cricket, stay fit and force the selectors to pick them. No one is out of contention, players without contracts have also played,” said Dravid.

“Rohit and I select playing 11. Sometimes even I don’t know who is contracted and who is not. No one is out of the mix. We need to hear the players. They are the ones putting bodies on the line. If they are saying, we need to see how to manage the domestic schedule better,” he added.

Notably, India recently won the five-match Test series against England 4-1.