News

AJINKYA RAHANE: THOUGH WE ARE UNDER PRESSURE, WE WILL GIVE THE BEST SHOT

AJINKYA RAHANE: THOUGH WE ARE UNDER PRESSURE, WE WILL GIVE THE BEST SHOT

SPORTSLIBRO CRICKET- LATEST CRICKET NEWS

 

Ajinkya Rahane has said that they will definately try and win the 2nd test as they have not performed well in the 1st test, it is the payback time

 

In a total glance he has played 30 test matches and has scored impressive 2615 runs with an average of 48.11 at that particular period of time which included 8 tons to his name

 

He, however, made a welcome return with a well-measured innings of 82 in the one-off Test against Bangladesh in Hyderabad. "That innings [against Bangladesh] was really important for me. I was really excited about that Test match, coming back after two months," Rahane said before the first Test against Australia in Pune on Monday (February 20). "So I was looking forward to that Test match and importantly, I got 82. Felt really good in the middle. But it is important to start fresh here."

 

"I would like to thank my team management and my captain, they backed me in the Bangladesh game. I wanted to back myself in the middle and I did that. I am really confident at the moment, [about] playing against Australia. As I mentioned, for all of us, for me, it is important to take one game at a time. Momentum will be the key. If you play well in the first game, we have to carry that momentum forward. We will look to play positive cricket, attacking cricket not only against the spinners but all the bowlers," he said.

With the Australians just having finished their tour game in Mumbai against India A which ended in a draw, Rahane said that the visitors had a good side and to overcome them, India will have to play to their potential and back themselves. "Australia, we all know is a very good team. So it is important to play to our potential and back ourselves in the middle. As a team, we are playing really well. It is important to take one game at a time and continue from the first game."

"We don't know if they will sledge or not. We have some plans against each of them, I can't discuss that here, skill-wise or sledging-wise, there is definitely a plan. We know that Australian players play mind games. Our aim would be to dominate them in every aspect," he said, adding that India's focus was on playing to their potential and not contemplating what Australia's combinations or strategies will be. "They are coming to India and will be expecting a turning track. So, yes, three fast bowlers and five spinners are their combinations, but for us, it will be important to play to our potential and not focus on their bowling attack, strategies. It is important for each team member to back our own game," he said.

 

FOR MORE UPDATES KEEP YOURSELF TUNED TO SPORTSLIBRO.COM

Share Your Views & Comments Below

Recent News

  Australia Slips Down In New ICC World Rankings
  India A Script A Stupendous Win Against ECB XI
  Relentless Hard Work of Suresh Raina Gets Rewarded
  Dinesh Chandimal Charged With Ball-Tampering Incident
  BCCI Announces Perfect Replacement of Rayudu for Upcoming England Tour

Releted News

  Australia Slips Down In New ICC World Rankings
  India A Script A Stupendous Win Against ECB XI
  Relentless Hard Work of Suresh Raina Gets Rewarded
  BCCI Announces Perfect Replacement of Rayudu for Upcoming England Tour
  What Salary does Indian Cricketers get in 2018?
Cricket Buzz
18 Jun 2018 | 09:30 IST, 1ST TEST, DAY 5
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 28 3499 125
2 South Africa 32 3589 112
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 New Zealand 23 2354 102
5 England 36 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 31 2914 94
7 Pakistan 17 1463 86
8 Bangladesh 16 1202 75
9 West Indies 22 1484 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 42 5257 125
2 India 45 5492 122
3 South Africa 34 3842 113
4 New Zealand 41 4602 112
5 Australia 32 3327 104
6 Pakistan 32 3279 102
7 Bangladesh 24 2220 93
8 Sri Lanka 43 3302 77
9 West Indies 29 1989 69
10 Afghanistan 28 1758 63
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2990 130
2 Australia 15 1894 126
3 India 32 3932 123
4 New Zealand 22 2542 116
5 England 17 1951 115
6 South Africa 18 2058 114
7 West Indies 18 2048 114
8 Afghanistan 22 1917 87
9 Sri Lanka 27 2287 85
10 Bangladesh 21 1570 75