new Delhi: Indian cricket team batsman Ajinkya Rahane said that he has a voice of conscience that he will return to the national team in ODI format. Rahane last played in this format in February 2018. The 32-year-old batsman said that he is preparing himself mentally to play all three formats.
Rahane told former wicketkeeper Deep Dasgupta on ESPN Cricinfo, “I am ready to bat at any place in ODI cricket, whether in opener or number four. My spirit is saying, I want to return to ODI cricket.
The Mumbai batsman said, “But I do not know when I will get a chance.” It is all about staying positive in yourself and knowing your potential.
However, given the stiff competition in the team, it will not be easy for Rahane to return. He will not have trouble batting at number four but Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer has strengthened his position at this place. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have already been confirmed as openers in the team.
Rahane was asked on which order he would like to bat in the ODI, so he said, “I have enjoyed starting the innings, but I have no problem even batting in the fourth order.” I am comfortable with batting at both the places.
Rahane, who has played 90 ODIs for the country, said, “After batting at number four for a while, it is very difficult to start the innings again and adjust to what I did.” It is hard to say which place I like. I can do good in both. ”
When asked about his return to the Indian T20 team as vice-captain of the Test team, he said, “I don’t follow anyone in T20 cricket. I like to play shots from inside to outside.
Rahane, who played his last T20 international four years ago, said, “I think if you are sure of your shots, you should play it.” If I am playing in the 18th over, then my goal will be how can I get my strike rate to 150-160. ”
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