Ajinkya Rahane's return as India’s Deputy in the Test against the West Indies

Vice captain of the India cricket team, Ajinkya Rahane, said before the first Test against the West Indies that his side is not going to take the west indies lightly despite their recent struggles, which also include not being able to secure a spot for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 and missing out on the global cricketing extravaganza for the first time ever. India will start its ICC World Test Championship 2023–25 campaign with a two-Test series against the West Indies, as the first Test is going to start on Wednesday in Dominica.
In a pre-match conference, Rahane said, "We have had good preparation. We played a nice practise match. We, as a team, respect the West Indies. They are not ones to be taken lightly. The West Indies have performed well at home during the last couple of years or so, especially in Tests. We are looking to give our 100 percent and backing our game plan and strengths."
He also expressed happiness for young Batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal, who has been called up for the national side for this series and could make his international debut.
As he said, "I am so happy for Jaiswal; he has worked so hard and scored runs for Mumbai in domestic cricket and the IPL. He is an exciting talent, and the way he is batting is nice. My message to him is that he expresses himself while batting, plays with freedom, and does not think much about the fact that he is playing international cricket."



Jul 11, 2023 3:55 AM