Once India’s most dependable batsman overseas, India’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane of late has found newer ways to get into trouble.
Ajinkya Rahane hinted that Prithvi Shaw could be in line for a Test debut against West Indies but maintained that the youngster shouldn’t curb his attacking style of play.
Such was the dominance of Mumbai’s top order that they chased the target without much fuss in just 41.3 overs.
Ajinkya Rahane was named on Wednesday to lead Mumbai in the Vijay Hazare Trophy limited overs tournament.
Ajinkya Rahane said he analysed his batting a lot after twin failures in the first two Tests against England, the effort resulting in a characteristically gritty 81 at Trent Bridge.
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane posted 159 runs for the fourth wicket and that helped India to a good day with the bat on Day 1 of the third Test.
On the rain-affected second day of the second Test between India and England, the visitors were bowled out for 107 in the first innings.
As far as his team’s bowling attack was concerned, Rahane was brimming with optimism, despite the absence of strike bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
India’s trials and tribulations of 2014 series and what each individual batsman will aim to achieve this time on the England tour.
Opener Murali Vijay and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane will be looking to get into the groove in India A’s last first-class engagement, against England Lions at the County Ground in Worcester
Ajinkya Rahane feels “visualising Test match situations” during practice will go a long way in preparing Afghanistan for the unforgiving five-day format.
The 265th Test on Indian soil will be a historic occasion as it marks the debut of Afghanistan in the longest format of the game.
Stating that ruthless aggression will be the way for the Indian side, Ajinkya Rahane maintained that the Afghans are a quality side with good bowlers.
India will host Afghanistan in their first ever Test match from June 14. Ajinkya Rahane has been handed over India’s captaincy for the game.
Afghanistan will play their inaugural Test match against India at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore which begins on Thursday.