IND vs ENG: Ajinkya Rahane throughout India’s Take a look at collection vs Australia.© AFP
As captain, he was on the forefront of India’s epic triumph in Australia, however Ajinkya Rahane would favor to take a again seat whereas lending a serving to hand to the returning Virat Kohli within the high-octane Take a look at collection towards England. Rahane, who led India to their biggest abroad Take a look at collection victory in Australia just lately, additionally mentioned that there is no such thing as a room for complacency towards a top quality facet like England within the collection, beginning right here on Friday. The upcoming matches will resolve New Zealand’s opposition within the World Take a look at Championship ultimate at Lord’s in June.
“My job is to take a again seat and assist Virat. My job is very easy now. When Virat asks me about something, I’ll inform him. Virat was the captain and he got here again for household causes. So I used to be the captain in Australia,” Rahane mentioned throughout a digital media convention on Wednesday.
The senior batsman additionally mentioned that the Australian collection win for him is a factor of previous.
“Australia is previous. We’re in current. We respect the England facet which has gained a Take a look at collection in Sri Lanka. We wish to play good model of cricket and we aren’t taking something with no consideration,” mentioned Rahane.
He did not wish to dwell on India being favourites to achieve the ultimate of WTC.
“The WTC ultimate is three-four (5) months from now. The main focus must be on current collection. New Zealand performed very well and deserved to be within the ultimate. For us, it is going to be about taking one recreation at a time.”
Whereas he did not spell out something about group mixture, the vice-captain did drop a touch that Chepauk can be a spinner-friendly floor.
“We’ll resolve on the enjoying mixture after tomorrow’s coaching,” he mentioned when requested if left-arm orthodox spinner Axar Patel can be handed a Take a look at debut.
“The Indian wickets all the time have one thing for spinners. We’ll again our energy. Let’s wait and see,” he mentioned.
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