Deccan Chronicle – Bengaluru: No longer a certainty in the shorter formats, India’s stand-in Test captain Ajinkya Rahane on Wednesday said he will talk to the national selection committee in order to get a clearer picture about his mode of preparation for the upcoming Test series in England.

Summary

  • Bengaluru: No longer a certainty in the shorter formats, India’s stand-in Test captain Ajinkya Rahane on Wednesday said he will talk to the national selection committee in order to get a clearer picture about his mode of preparation for the upcoming Test series in England.
  • After the one-off Afghanistan Test match, Rahane has nothing to look forward to as he has been dropped from the limited-overs side which is going to UK first.
  • Each and every Test counts and we need to win this one,” Rahane said.
  • Afghanistan might be newcomers but Rahane emphasised on the need to be “ruthless” against a Test side even if it’s making a debut on the big stage.
  • Like Dinesh Karthik, Rahane also didn’t want to read too much into Afghan captain Ashgar Stanikzai’s statement about the visiting spinners being superior to the Indian trio of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav.


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