[caption id="attachment_654432" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-654432" alt="Rahul Dravid is the India A and Under19 coach for India Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Dravid-GI.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Rahul Dravid is the India A and Under19 coach for India Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>India s Under-19 and A coach, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Rahul-Dravid" target="_blank">Rahul Dravid</a> has come out in the open and opined on why too much age-group cricket will hamper newer talents. It was after Prithvi Shaw s exclusion from India s U-19 Asia Cup squad that this debated raged on. <p></p> <p></p>Dravid is of the view that a balance between age-group cricket and experience in domestic circuit is a must for any player to flourish to his full potential. Indian cricket has often seen U-19 stars fade away into nothingness in domestic cricket. <p></p> <p></p><b>On Prithivi Shaw</b> <p></p> <p></p>Dravid speaking to <i>Cricbuzz</i> said, "At the moment, we definitely want him (Prithvi) to be part of the U-19 World Cup team in January. It's also important to represent your country at the junior level." <p></p> <p></p><b>On too much U-19 cricket</b> <p></p> <p></p>"One of the things I realised when I took over the U-19 team was people stay on and play too much of Under-19, which is dangerous." <p></p> <p></p><b>On U-19 players playing in Ranji sides</b> <p></p> <p></p>Guys like Washington Sundar, Zeeshan Ansari, Mahipal Lomror and Armaan Jaffer have all been picked in their First-Class sides. That is a positive for me. Even the state associations are looking ahead. They are not forcing them to play U-19 cricket. <p></p> <p></p><b>On age-group cricket:</b> Age group cricket has a purpose to solve but it's limited. Then on they have to go and play men's cricket. That's what we decided with Prithvi as well."