Ajinkya Rahane Says Focus Not On Him But The Team Ahead Of Boxing Day Test | Cricket NewsDecember 25, 2020
Stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane on Friday stated it’s a proud second for him to captain India, including that the job might be a mixture of alternatives and tasks. Regular skipper Virat Kohli might be unavailable for the remainder of the sequence as he’s again house on paternity go away. Rahane, who has the expertise of main India on quite a few events, stated the main target will not be him however on how properly the crew performs as a unit after taking place 1-Zero within the Test sequence. “It’s a proud moment for me to captain India and obviously it’s a great opportunity and responsibility as well. I don’t want to take any pressure and I want to back my team,” Rahane stated in a digital press convention on the eve of the Boxing Day Test.
“As a team we need to do well so focus is not on me, it’s on the team and how we need to do well in Australia – we are focusing on that,” he added.
Australia has all the time been identified for sledging their opponents however Rahane needs his gamers to concentrate on themselves with out paying a lot consideration to the hosts.
“Australians are very good at playing mind games. We are just focusing on ourselves, we will back ourselves as a team as a unit,” Rahane stated.
Rahane, who was India’s third-highest run-scorer within the pink-ball Test, stated he has realized to again his intuition from his earlier experiences.
Rahane had led India to an eight-wicket victory in 2017 towards Australia within the fourth Test in Dharamsala.
“From the 2017 Dharamsala Test I learned that backing your instinct, backing your methods, and staying true to your style (is the right approach),” he stated.
Meanwhile, India have named the taking part in XI for the Boxing Day Test towards Australia, beginning on Saturday. They have made 4 adjustments to the crew that performed within the pink-ball Test on the Adelaide Oval.
Shubman Gill is available in for Prithvi Shaw, Ravindra Jadeja for Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant for Wriddhiman Saha, and Mohammed Siraj for Mohammad Shami.
Team India XI: Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj
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