India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane believes that their approach hasn’t changed with the coming of the Decision Review System (DRS). Rahane described DRS as being helpful to all the teams as one can go on to challenge the decision of the on-field umpire but said that it hasn’t changed the players’ mindset. The Delhi Capitals star added that he hasn’t made too many changes as a batsman either.
Have always contributed, whenever the team has needed runs, says the Mumbaikar
Addressing the media ahead of the final Test match in Ahmedabad, Rahane defended his recent form by saying that he has always contributed whenever the team has needed runs. The 32-year-old described himself as a team man and said that everybody knows it within the dressing room. In 5 innings of the 3 Test matches against England so far, Rahane has managed 85 runs at an average of 17.00, with a highest score of 67.
Umesh Yadav is ready to go, happy that he is back- Rahane
Meanwhile, Rahane also said that speedster Umesh Yadav is ready to go for the final Test and is looking good in the build up to the last Test match at Ahmedabad. Rahane added that he is happy to have him back in the squad. Notably, Umesh had sustained an injury during the tour of Australia and is expected to get a game in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah.
India currently lead the series 2-1 but England will fancy a chance to spoil India’s fun prior to the final Test. If England win the remaining match, it will be Australia and New Zealand in the ICC World Test championship final but if the match ends in a draw or in case the hosts beat England, it will be Virat Kohli’s men who will march their way into the final of the marquee event at Lord’s later this year.