India’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane today went on to say that the key to perform good against England would depend on how quickly one adjust to the situations and said that the upcoming Test match rubber against England will be a test of mind and character for the players.
Ahead of the opening Test starting in Birmingham on Wednesday, he also said that as per the skill-set, both teams are at par.
“It is a test of mind and character. Communication in these conditions crucial. We will have to respect the conditions,” Rahane told reporters. “Our mindset is to how quickly you adjustment rather than thinking about the skill-set. Skill-wise both teams are on par. It is all about how quickly you handle the situations,” he added.
“We were here in 2014 and we know what it takes to play good cricket here in England. Thinking about results put pressure on yourself,” Rahane said.
“Patience is key because it depends on the weather. If it is sunny, good to bat. If it gets cloudy, good for bowlers. As a batting unit, it is important to challenge yourself, backing your game. If you are set, you need to hold back and need to make it count,” he added.