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IND vs NZ Ajinkya Rahane ahead of Kanpur Test says Not concerned about my form its not necessary to make a hundred

Kanpur. Ajinkya Rahane did not like being asked questions related to his poor form, to which he said that his concerns about his form are baseless and contribution does not mean scoring Test centuries in every match. Rahane has scored runs in 11 Test matches this year at an average of 19. This pressure was visible on them. He added that even ’30, 40 or 50 runs’ scored by a specialist top-order batsman would be an acceptable contribution provided the team wins. Before the first Test against New Zealand (India vs New Zealand), Rahane said, “I am not worried about my form. My job is to contribute as much as possible to my team. Contribution doesn’t mean you need to score 100 runs in every match. Scores of 30, 40, 50 runs per innings are also important contributions.

Ajinkya Rahane Won’t accept but he knows that bad scores in Kanpur and Mumbai (2nd Test) as far as selection for South Africa tour series is concerned (IND vs NZ) That can get him into a difficult situation. His thoughts about the future were ‘whatever will happen’. He said, “I am not too worried about what is going to happen in the future. Whatever has to happen in the future, it will happen and I need to be in the present so that I can give my best at this time.”

‘While batting the focus is only on batting’
When asked whether it is possible to see the batsman and the captain separately? To this he said, “When I am batting, my focus is only on batting and I am in that moment. It is just that simple. When I am fielding, I am thinking about what our plans are and what is our strategy.

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‘Rahul Dravid did not give any special tricks’
The captain said that the new coach Rahul Dravid has not given him any special tricks, but has asked him to keep things simple as he is quite experienced. Rahane said, “Rahul bhai has asked us to support our strong points and keep things simple. He said don’t worry too much, told me and Pujara that we know our plan and we have been playing for many years.
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Rahane did not disclose about bowlers
KL Rahul’s injury has opened doors for Shreyas Iyer to make it to the squad, who will play his first Test match, but the Indian captain declined to reveal who would be the third spinner and the second fast bowler though the pace bowler. Ishant Sharma looks certain to pair up with Umesh Yadav in the department.

‘Shreyas Iyer will debut against New Zealand’
Although Axar Patel did not practice in the spin department, Jayant Yadav looked in good form during the net session. Rahane confirmed, “Yes, Shreyas will make his debut.” Talking about the injured KL Rahul, he said, “Definitely, it is a big blow.” But he made it clear that he has full faith in openers Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill.

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“He (KL Rahul) did well in England and was in good form. Certainly, we will miss them but we have players who can do their job. We have players who have done well for us in the past and they are very experienced. I am not too worried about the opening position.”

‘Whoever plays tomorrow is 100 percent ready’
When asked about the three spinners, he said, “I cannot disclose anything about it. We are not sure about the combination right now and you know in India there will be spinner friendly pitches. Don’t know how the wicket will be. We will have to wait till tomorrow and assess from there.” He said, “I am not worried about the combination. Whoever plays tomorrow is 100 percent ready.”

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