Ajinkya Rahane and Ben Stokes have performed collectively for Rajasthan Royals on the IPL.© BCCI/IPL
The prime England gamers like Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes could all be IPL regulars however it doesn’t suggest that they all the time get a sneak peek right into a prime Indian participant’s mindset or methods. The IPL has made it simpler for gamers throughout the globe to return nearer and likewise change notes on one another’s video games whereas sharing the dressing room for 2 months. How a lot will that help England throughout the upcoming series? Ajinkya Rahane was requested that query through the day. “See, we definitely play in the IPL, but Test cricket and IPL are completely different. We do know how their bowlers bowl here, but length (that one bowls) is completely different in Test cricket from what they are in white ball (formats),” Rahane replied.
“What we do in IPL, it’s not like we tell them all the things and I think that is very important. Yes, we have played a lot of cricket together, but when you represent the country, it is all about how best you can give individually and as a team,” Rahane said.
While he admitted that Archer and Stokes are key gamers for England, Rahane stated one cannot ignore the type of steadiness that the opposition squad as a complete possesses.
“Ben Stokes and (Jofra) Archer, they are really good players. They did really well for England, so it is not about any individual. I think it is all about a team, England team, they are a very balanced outfit which did really well recently against Sri Lanka,” stated Rahane.
“So for us, what is important is that we plan against all their guys and just play as a team here and back our strengths.”
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