India head coach Rahul Dravid has always maintained that he likes continuity and gave clear hints on Tuesday that pace sensation Umran Malik might have to wait for his turn.
Dravid was speaking ahead of the first of five-match T20 International series between India and South Africa here on Thursday.
"We just have to see how much playing time we will be able to give him. We have a big squad, not possible to have everyone in the playing XI," Dravid was categorical when asked about Umran.
The coach, though, had words of praise for Umran and wants to see him more in Test cricket. He added that another exciting thing in the IPL for me was to see the Indian players bowl really fast.
"We have a little bit of experienced guys in Buvi and Avesh. It is exciting to have the young guys as well, it helps us broaden our pool and see what they can do," he said.
"As a coach I would love to see it translate to the longer format of the game," the purist in him said.
"We have a big squad, not possible to have everyone in the playing XI," Dravid was categorical when asked about 'Jammu Express'