VVS Laxman highlights concern over Ajinkya Rahane’s stick ahead of England tests
Former cricketer VVS Laxman praised Ajinkya Rahane, calling the Indian Test vice-captain instrumental in India’s batting team. Laxman, during a presentation on Star Sports’ Game Plan show, said Rahane is one of India’s best drummers at the moment and his services are going to be crucial in the series of tests of five. matches against England. Rahane, according to Laxman, performs very well in foreign environments, highlighting some of his outstanding performances in England, Australia and South Africa. Laxman, on the other hand, has expressed fears that Rahane may falter in the face of England’s fast bowling attack if he doesn’t change his game plan for short-term deliveries.
Laxman pointed out how Rahane was set up by New Zealand leaders in the World Trials final, where he was forced to shoot a short throw from Neil Wagner. The former India international said Ajinkya Rahane needs to sort out his game plan against short field deliveries, adding that “when playing at the top level you have to know when to take a shot and what balls to leave.”
Rahane takes stock of injuries
Rahane, who was not in the warm-up game against County Select XI late last month, recently cleared the air on his injury. Rahane, while addressing the press ahead of the first test against England, said he had a little problem before the warm-up match but is now in great shape and ready to play again. Asked about India’s opening pair and if Cheteshwar Pujara could beat the order, Rahane said the Gujarat cricketer is their best option for the number 3 position in the cricket test, adding “He will continue to beat at number 3 “.
The Indian test team are currently preparing for the next five-game series against England, which starts on August 4. The Indian team led by Virat Kohli are currently based at Trent Bridge Stadium, where the first test is due to take place. The series will also kick off the next season of the World Testing Championship. India and England will be eager to step onto the pitch on August 4 and will want their players to be at the top of their game.
The Indian team: Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket keeper), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav.