Former India batter Suresh Raina is baffled by the Australian group’s resolution to go for simulation coaching somewhat than play warm-up video games forward of the primary Border-Gavaskar Trophy, ranging from ninth February in Nagpur.
The Australian group is at the moment coaching in Bengaluru and is practising on rank turners, having summoned little-known Baroda spinner Mahesh Pithiya, whose bowling motion resembles Ravichandran Ashwin.
But Raina, one in every of India’s most interesting white ball gamers, feels that Australia may need missed a trick.
“I have played practice matches (ahead of Tests) and they are really important. They (Australia) can understand the quality of pitches in India only if they play on them,” Raina advised PTI on the sidelines of the Mission Olympics Annual Day Meet, organised by Police Families Welfare Society.
Raina is assured that India will do nicely within the four-Test collection, and Ravindra Jadeja’s comeback will add steadiness to the squad.
“I am happy with Jadeja’s comeback after a long time,” mentioned the southpaw.
“Our spinners R Ashwin, Axar Patel are doing well. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have been in good form and I think we will get to watch an interesting series in the coming days.” While visiting groups are at all times welcomed on rank turners throughout Test matches within the sub-continent, Raina wish to see a monitor that might maintain on for 5 days.
He, nonetheless, didn’t wish to predict the result of the collection. “Let it begin first. A Test match should be five-day long. I will only comment (on performance) after watching the first day and seeing the focus of players.” Raina could be very completely satisfied that there’s a lot competitors for locations within the nationwide group throughout codecs.
“It is an achievement (that many are worthy of a place in the Indian team). When there is such a competition we will get the best performance from the players.” He additionally welcomed BCCI’s resolution to organise the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL).
“WPL is going to be very beneficial for women cricketers of our country. And it is great that the (women) U-19 team won the World Cup,” he added.