The 'fab four' of Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman managed just 192 runs between them at Lord's.
But it was a similar story during India's last tour of England in 2002 when a modest opening Test tally of 259 was followed by the quartet compiling a further 1,294 runs between them in the next three Tests including five hundreds and five fifties.
"We would like more runs in the middle order there's no secret," Dravid told reporters at Trent Bridge, where the second Test of a three-match series is due to start on Friday.
"The positive we took from the last game was the bowling. The batting was an area we know we can improve on and hopefully the next couple of Test matches we should be able to do a lot better than we did at Lord's and we'll need to do that," he added here Thursday.
"We were in this sort of situation on the last tour (of England). We lost at Lord's, we didn't start particularly well at Nottingham but we turned it around in the second innings and went on to have a very good summer with the bat."
That second innings saw India score 424 for eight declared with Dravid himself making 115.
"It took us a bit of time even then to start off," added Dravid of a series that ended being drawn 1-1.
"And it's been no different this time around. The guys have experience, there's a lot of quality there and it's just a question of now actually producing that quality in the middle."
Although the likes of Yuvraj Singh are waiting in the wings, Dravid said talk of splitting up India's middle-order quartet was premature but stressed no-one had a guaranteed place in the team.
"When you are playing international sport you are constantly being judged all the time. At various stages, we've heard this before. If people don't keep performing and the results don't show you are going to have hear this and you are going to have to listen to it.
"The only way to answer this criticism is to perform. If you don't perform, then people have to take their course. It's part and parcel of being an international sportsman. I don't think it's something to fear or something to worry about: it's just life."
Ganguly's fitness became a concern Wednesday when he missed the squad's training session with a lower back strain.
Dravid said Ganguly's fitness would be assessed at England's National Performance Centre at nearby Loughborough, where both teams trained Thursday, as rain prevented outdoor practice at Trent Bridge.
"Sourav is progressing well," said Dravid. "He's going to take part in a full practice session today (Thursday) and we'll have a clearer picture at the end of it.
"But he's feeling a lot better than he did and so we've picked him as part of the twelve, the same eleven as the last game and Yuvraj Singh."