Ajinkya Rahane-led- Indian team registered a memorable win against Australia in a Test series last month. Rahane took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a video of himself having a net session in Chennai ahead of the first Test against England.
In the 23-second video, Rahane was seen middling the ball off spinner for the upcoming four-match Test series to begin from Friday at Chennai.
With Kohli returning to the squad after the paternity leave, Rahane will play the role of his deputy in the upcoming home Test series, starting February 5.
In his last Test series, Rahane scored 268 runs at an average of 38.29 and also hit a match-winning hundred at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
First two matches will be held at MA Chidambaram Stadium , while the remaining games are scheduled to be played at Ahmedabad’s Motera stadium, including the day-night Test.
The Test series opener will be played behind closed doors, however, fans are allowed to enter the stadium from the second match beginning 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.
Both the teams completed their mandatory quarantine on Monday and all players returned negative results. Back to training,” Rahane captioned the video.
The Test series will be followed by a five-match Twenty20 International series and the tour will conclude with a three-match One-day International series.