Ajinkya Rahane who led team India to a glorious test series win in Australia last month in the absence of captain Virat Kohli took to Instagram on Wednesday to share his video in which he can be seen having a Net Session in Chennai ahead of the first net session in Chennai ahead of the first test match against England.
In the 23 second video, Rahane was seen middling the ball off spinners as he is preparing for the upcoming four match test series. On Monday Team India completed their mandatory quarantine period & cleared their all three COVID-19 tests as they resumed training. “Back to training,” Rahane captioned the video. With Kohli returning back to the squad Ajinkya Rahane will now play his role of deputy captain in the upcoming home test series which will start on February 5.
In his last test series, Rahane scored 268 runs at an average of 38.29 & hit a match winning century at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. MA Chidambaram stadium will host first two test matches while the remaining games are scheduled to be played at Ahmedabad’s Motera stadium, including day & night test.
Test series opener match will be played behind closed doors, however fans will be allowed for the second match which will start from February 13. “We have spoken to the BCCI, we will get official approval for 50 per cent fans by today evening,” Ramasaamy had said on Monday.
England’s squad has also completed their quarantine on Monday & all the players returned negative results in the tests. The test series will be followed by a five match T20I series & the tour will conclude with a three match ODI series.