Deccan Chronicle – Mumbai: Ajinkya Rahane who will lead India in the one-off Test against Afghanistan to be held at Bengaluru next month said his prime focus was doing well against the debutants in the absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli.

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  • Mumbai: Ajinkya Rahane who will lead India in the one-off Test against Afghanistan to be held at Bengaluru next month said his prime focus was doing well against the debutants in the absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli.
  • “Qualifying for a Test is the biggest thing for Afghanistan cricket and that is good for cricket.
  • They also have Chinaman bowler Zahir Khan and left-arm orthodox Amir Hamza Hotak as the other spin options in the Ashgar Stanikzai-led squad.
  • Afghanistan can’t be taken lightly, because in cricket and in generally in life you cannot take anything for granted,” Rahane said.
  • Rahane believes not being part of India’s limited-overs squad for the tour of UK will give him more time to do his homework for the five-match Test series against England, starting on August 1.


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