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Rahul Dravid impressed with India's batting talent and hopes to see a settled unit while playing overseas

Dravid heaped praise on Cheteshwar Pujara.

The Indian cricket team are unbeaten in the last 16 Tests under Virat Kohli

The Indian cricket team are at present on a mini break from the game, with the next Test scheduled for next Thursday against England at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The Virat Kohli-led side have already taken an unassailable 2-0m lead in the series and look good to clinch the series either in Mumbai or in the Chennai Test, that begins a few days after the conclusion of the fourth Test.

One of the most encouraging aspects of this present team is their batting, with the top 3 of the four batsmen having registered a hundred plus score in this score and expressing delight over their capabilities, former India captain Rahul Dravid said that the side were developing as a unit and heaped praise, in particular on Cheteshwar Pujara, who has made a strong comeback in recent times from a tough phase with the bat.

"Pujara has been exceptional at No. 3 after I've left. He's batted beautifully. He's played well in this series (against England), he is a terrific Test player. I hope that we are going to see his best years ahead. Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin have been exceptional as well, and Virat is absolutely sensational. I think we've some very good talent. I'm very impressed with the batting talent we have and they are growing, developing as a team, they still they are figuring their way out,” Dravid said Link Intime annual lecture on Thursday.

India are currently in the middle of a long stretch of home Tests and Dravid felt it was a good thing and admitted that by the time the team begins to travel abroad, they would have figured out a settled unit.

“It's a nice thing that they have a lot of these home Tests over the next few months and I hope that by the time India travels abroad for tours, we will have a settled batting line up, a sort of confident successful middle order in place. If you have a set middle order and the guys know and are secured in their position, I think it will give us the best chance to succeed abroad too,"  he said.

The test team are at present ranked Number One in the world and have a batsman and a bowler in the top three in the world in individual rankings as well, with Kohli ranked at Number 3 and Ashwin at the pole position.

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