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We are focusing on England series, not on the World Test Championship final: Ajinkya Rahane

February 4, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

India's Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane stated that India isn't thinking about the World Test Championship final at the moment. The championship is still four months away, and currently, India is focused on the upcoming England series.

The teams are scheduled to lock horns in a 4-match Test series, starting from February 5 in Chennai. The result of the series will determine India's qualification at the World Test Championship (WTC) finals.

Ajinkya Rahane discarded any complacency among his teammates and added that the win in Australia was exciting, but it is past now.

The upcoming series will witness Kohli's return after missing three matches in Australia. India captain returned home after the eight-wicket defeat in Adelaide. In Kohli's absence, Rahane took over the captaincy reins and led the side to a thrilling series win in Australia. The 32-year-old mentioned that the return of the Indian skipper would make his work easier for the upcoming series.

New Zealand played ferocious cricket and deserves to be in the finals: Ajinkya Rahane

With Australia delaying their tour to South Africa, New Zealand have qualified for the ICC World Test Championship final. India, England, and Australia are still in the competition to face the Black Caps at Lord's. The Men in Blue will need to defeat England by 2-1 or better to qualify for the World Test Championship final. For England, things are a bit more challenging as the visitors need to win the series 3-1. 

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Written By,

Ankit Seth