The Indian skipper Virat Kohli talked about Rahane’s role in the ODI team; right now he is the ideal man to solidify his role in the ODI team as a strong No 4 candidate for the upcoming world cup 2019.find more India cricket News on Sportslibro.com.
From today the one day battle between India and South Africa will begin, as Indian lost the test series against the Proteas they are now ready to give their all to win the ODI series against the South Africans, as they are sitting at the top spot in the ODI table, before this season team India include the Mumbai Boy Ajinkya Rahane In the ODI spot, and about his addition to the team Virat Kohli stated: “We have said that Rahane is the third opener in ODIs. But that might change. He plays pace very well and has batted at no.4 in WC before. So this could be an option going ahead,”
Rahane plays as a third opener in the Indian team, many occasions he replaced Shikhar Dhawan or Rohit Sharma in the team but after 2015 world cup team Indian has tried 10 different players at the No 10 spot.
In team Indian the lower order trio Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya are doing a great job, but the middle order’s misery does not seem to find an end.
Now Ajinkya Rahane is the ideal man with whom, team India tries to experiment at that spot, earlier he has played in that position for team India where he has average of 37 in his 20 innings.
In Today’s match we might seen him Rahane to anchor the innings for his team from that No 4 role,
And team India has never won any Bilateral series against South Africa in their backwards, nor they able to beat them in Durban as well, out of 27 ODI’s they have just only managed to win 5 out of it on their turf.
Questions asked to the Indian Skipper about their poor performance against the Proteas, Kohli replied:
We obviously want to win every series that we play. Thinking of records or doing something that hasn’t been done before is not something you think of before achieving it. It just adds extra pressure, which is not needed.
“But yes, we took a lot of confidence from that last Test. As batsmen obviously, everyone is looking forward to stepping up. Like in the last Test how we believed in ourselves and ended up winning the Test. We have to carry the same belief throughout this series,”