Mumbai Indian Test cricket team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has said that the upcoming New Zealand tour will not be easy for the team.The toughest air for the team will have to be dealt with in this tour. Rahane says that he has no problem with the technique but the team will have to be ready to deal with the air of Wellington and Christchurch in which it is not easy to play the ball. Rahane said that ‘We played there in 2014 as well, even then there was a problem due to wind. In such a situation it will be difficult to adapt to the circumstances. Due to the wind, there will be extra swing in the ball here. Rahane believes that fast bowler Neil Wagner will be tough to face.
The toughest air for the team will have to be dealt with in this tour.
Wagner recently troubled the Australian batsmen a lot and before that he had also caused problems for the England batsmen. Wagner has taken 27 wickets in the last 4 Tests. Rahane said, ‘You cannot take just one name as challenges. As a batting unit, you have to give respect to every bowler. As a home team, Kiwis understand their domestic situation better and they will get the benefit from it, but we have to play our natural game. Rahane said that if we stand outside the crease in front of the Kiwi bowlers, then we can get success in handling it.There are different ways to cope with different bowling. Everyone should stick to their abilities. The most efficient way would be for the batsman to play his shots as close to the body as possible. You need to keep your basics right. You cannot think too much on your technique.