Hindustan Times – India’s stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane assured his side is not taking Afghanistan lightly and will be ruthless against them in their maiden Test starting at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday.

Summary

  • India’s stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane assured his side is not taking Afghanistan lightly and will be ruthless against them in their maiden Test starting at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday.
  • Rahane, filling in for Virat Kohli, said while it’s an honour to be part of the historic Test, his side will focus on their strengths.
  • Since 2009, when Afghanistan gained ODI status, their side has made good progress and has qualified for the World Cup in England and Wales next year.
  • The Indian skipper refused to be drawn into comparisons between the spinners on both sides, saying every player believed his team is good and their bowling and batting is better.
  • Rahane refused to divulge the team combination and said the team is looking to switch off from T20 mode after IPL and embrace Test cricket.


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