Ajinkya Rahane confident about India’s chances in England; trusts bowlers to win matches

Ajinkya Rahane was speaking at the India Today Conclave 2018.

Ajinkya Rahane scored a ton at Lord's last time India toured England in 2014

Ajinkya Rahane, whose non-selection in first two Tests against South Africa caused a furor, said that Indian bowlers would ensure that India does well against England in the upcoming Test series.

"Definitely, we all do believe that we have the team that can do well in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and England. It is important to start well. The preparations part will be really important as it will provide us with the momentum," Rahane said at the India Today Conclave.

Taking 60 wickets in South Africa was unbelievable. The way our fast bowlers and spinners bowled, we all believe that we can do well,” Rahane continued.

Ajinkya Rahane came back into the Indian team in third Test against South Africa and India won the Test on a testing pitch with uneven bounce. "When we go abroad, the teams come hard at us. There is challenge for an individual to do well overseas but we had discussed that from now on, wherever we will go, we will think and play like it's our home turf and that's what we were doing in South Africa," said Rahane.

"Yes Johannesburg wicket was slightly dangerous but for me it was an opportunity to become a hero. I did not play the first two Test matches and I was motivated, I was disciplined and really working hard on my batting, when I got to know that I was playing this (Johannesburg) Test match, and that is what I did and I am happy to contribute to the success," the stylish Mumbaikar noted.

(With inputs from PTI)


By Jatin Sharma - 11 Mar, 2018

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