Ajinkya Rahane asserted that the Indian team is currently focusing on upcoming India vs England series rather than taking the stress of the ICC World Test Championship’s Final. The India-England series is scheduled to start from 5 February at Chennai’s Chepauk stadium. The 4 match Test series will decide the second finalist of the World Test Championship’s Final as New Zealand already qualified for the finals after Australia decided to postpone their South Africa’s tour.
Ajinkya Rahane, the vice-captain of the Indian Test Team clarified that the team knows well the situation even though they are focusing on the current series. Rahane led India in the recent Border-Gavaskar Trophy in absence of Virat Kohli and also achieve the feat of winning Gaba fortress. Rahane played a crucial role in retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and also in creating history at Gabba by defeating Australia in their home ground after 32 long years.
“Right now we are just focusing on this series, this Chennai game. Test Championship Final is another three-four months from now. We are not thinking about that,” Ajinkya Rahane said.
The result of the India-England series will decide the finalist between three nominees: India, England, and Australia. Australia is still alive in the tournament even after postponing their series against South Africa, so they will be watching the series closely. The chances of India getting in the finals are already high looking after their recent performances.
Ajinkya Rahane also talked about New Zealand’s skipper Kane Williamson for his brilliant performances in the recent games and also applauded the team for booking in their place in the finals. Rahane believes they deserve this feat.
“New Zealand played really well and they deserved to be there. For us, what is important is that we are playing against England now. I tr is all about taking one game at a time,” Ajinkya Rahane asserted.
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