Rahane: India to make late call on Ashwin or Jadeja selection

Virat Kohli ICC ICC World Test Championship India tour of New Zealand 2020 India New Zealand

I imagine his technique was clear.

Ajinkya Rahane desires his batsmen to face the quick bowlers with robust intentions within the second Test cricket match in opposition to New Zealand and perceive the balls rising from the angle which turned a nightmare for them within the first Test match in Wellington. If you are standing in one place then the bowlers don't need to change much. We attended a follow session and can participate in one other follow session tomorrow. These are small things we have been working on in practice and how to use the crease and the angles. "Before that, I was going through the phase where you have quite a few ups and downs and try to find your feet".

"I think they (New Zealand pacers) used that angle really well in Wellington".

Rahane further defended senior batsman Cheteshwar Pujara who drew a lot of flak for his defensive approach in the first Test. Pujara scored 11 off 81 balls in the second innings and was criticised by many. He will find ways to score runs because he is a natural stroke-player and he scores runs.

Just when things are about to wind up, the whimsical Trent Boult, with all his antics and movement around the wicket, clubs his way to 38 and the first innings deficit now swells to 183, making it very hard for India to come back. If you can trust your ability at the centre and counter attack and everyone's game is different. India under Virat Kohli start to bowl a lot differently when the tail-enders are at the crease and there is nearly a sense of restlessness to get things done. "As a team, we have to figure out how we actually play in the middle", added Rahane.


While the 22-yard strip at the Hagley Oval can't be separated from the outfield due its lush green cover, Rahane said according to Hanuma Vihari there will be good pace and bounce on this wicket.

A decision is not expected until they get a look at the pitch. While this is the first time that any Bangladesh team have reached the final of any ICC tournament, India are looking to win a record extending fifth title and their second in a row.

"There is good pace and bounce on this wicket".

"Generally the wicket we play on at Hagley has a wee bit in it - we've seen in the past guys like Colin de Grandhomme can be very useful in those conditions".

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