Ajinkya Rahane to train in Mumbai for England Tests
Rahane has steadfastly gone out of contention for a spot in the limited-overs team.
Published - Jun 13, 2018 11:32 pm | Updated - Jun 13, 2018 11:41 pm
The Indian team will play a one-off Test match versus Afghanistan, which starts tomorrow at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. The match is a historic one as it will be the visitors’ maiden Test match in their cricketing history. Virat Kohli, India’s captain won’t take part in the match and hence, Ajinkya Rahane has been handed over the role to shoulder the mantle of captaincy.
He didn’t have an overwhelming time in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as he was awfully out of touch with the willow. Rahane has tasted a fair amount of success in Test cricket and will definitely be itching to put up a show in the contest. Team India is scheduled to tour England in July for a full tour comprising of ODI, T20I and Test series, which is undoubtedly going to be a hectic journey for the visitors.
“I start my training in Mumbai”- Rahane
Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane will have a fair bit of time in hand. While the Men in Blue lock horns with Ireland in a couple of T20Is and then in the limited-overs series versus England, the Mumbaikar will train himself at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai in a bid to prepare for the Test series. “That’s what I always do before a tournament, I start my training in Mumbai,” Rahane was quoted as saying by Sportstar.
Meanwhile, it was previously learned that some Test specialists will be sent to England for some match practice. Rahane mentioned that he would have a chat regarding the move. “I don’t know what will happen after this Test match, but I will definitely have a word with the selectors,” the Mumbai batsman added.
Rahane has been a decent performer in the limited-overs formats as well but somehow hasn’t been able to stay put in his position. With the World Cup slated to take place in the next year, the task for the classical batsman is becoming that much more difficult. For the time being, he isn’t keen to think all of that and is focused on tomorrow’s match.