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Ajinkya Rahane, Who Took Over The Role Of Opening Batsman Against West Indies In The Five-match ODI Series, Has Made His Case Strong To Be Selected In The Playing XI.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vivek Arya | Updated on: 10 Jul 2017, 08:01:32 AM
I can bat at any position, says Ajinkya Rahane (Source: PTI)

New Delhi:

Ajinkya Rahane, who took over the role of opening batsman against West Indies in the five-match ODI series, has made his case strong to be selected in the playing XI. He was also the leading run-scorer in the series.

Pleased by his performance, Rahane said he is ready to bat at any position.

“See, what is going to happen in the future we don’t know. This series will give me a lot of confidence especially for the ODI and shorter format. If the team management thinks I should bat at No.4 or at No.1 and 2 then I will always be giving my 100 percent on that. I am not sure what is going to happen in the future, but I always like to give my best in ODI and T20 formats. I am looking forward to doing well consistently in ODI format,” Rahane said while speaking to the media ahead of a T-20 match against West Indies.

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“I actually batted at No.4. Even at World Cup I batted at No.4, scored against South Africa, so I know how to handle batting at Nos.3, 4 and 5. It is not a big issue but we’ll have to wait and watch and see what’s going to happen,” he added.

Rahane is a calm and composed player and selectors may be considering him for the upcoming tournaments.

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First Published : 10 Jul 2017, 07:50:00 AM