Batsmen definitely need to step up, feels Ajinkya Rahane


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With the four-Test series between India and Australia currently locked at 1-1, India Test Vice Captain Ajinkya Rahane on Monday asked his group’s batsmen to venture up and bolster the rocking the bowling alley unit in the third Test beginning at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Wednesday.

“The batsmen certainly need to venture up. When we talk about the batting unit, that point is imperative. Particularly when we are abroad, the bowlers have been taking 20 wickets since South Africa, so if the batsmen help the bowlers the outcomes will support us,” Rahane told journalists here.

The right-hander, who has scored 164 in his last four Test innings, including two fifties, further said there was no reason for glancing back at what turned out badly in the second Test at Perth, where India lost by 141 runs, and rather demanded anticipating a superior execution in the forthcoming match.

“I am extremely glad and amped up for this Test coordinate. We as a whole realize how enormous this Boxing Day is. Coming here at 1-1 is great as we expected that Australia will skip back in Perth,” he said.

“We got our opportunities in Perth yet it is vital to remain in present at this moment and give our best as opposed to considering what occurred in the Perth or in Adelaide.

“It is vital to give our best in each session. I think this is the thing that issues in Test cricket. We need to give our in excess of 100 percent on the grounds that the amusement can change in a session. We require some great batsman-deliver in these two Test matches and I am certain our batsmen will assume that liability,” he included.

Remarking on his individual exertion with the willow in the opening two Tests, the 30-year-old radiated certainty on changing over his half-hundreds of years to a ton in the staying two diversions.

“It (century) will come. I’m extremely certain it will come in this Test coordinate with the manner in which I am batting since Adelaide,” he said.

“I figure I will get two hundreds yet it will be essential for me not to consider it and proceed with the manner in which I am batting. On the off chance that I can peruse the circumstance well and bat in like manner it will be better for the group. Individual achievements can come later,” he included.

On being enquired about chief off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and center request bat Rohit Sharma’s damage refreshes, Rahane passed the inquiry to the group the board.

Ashwin supported a left-sided stomach strain in front of the Perth Test while Rohit bumped his lower back when he was handling in the opening Test at the Adelaide Oval.

“Group the board is evaluating him (Ashwin). They will be in a superior position to reply,” he said.

“I surmise Rohit is fit since he batted yesterday in the net and he is looking great. We will, notwithstanding, accept a call after the net session tomorrow,” he included.


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