23 C
Mumbai
Friday, January 22, 2021
Home Sports AUS vs IND, 4th Test: India Batting Coach Vikram Rathour Says Team...

AUS vs IND, 4th Test: India Batting Coach Vikram Rathour Says Team Is Motivated Despite Brisbane Hotel Hassles | Cricket News


Team India’s batting coach Vikram Rathour has made it clear that the visitors will not be affected by the off-field incidents and the squad is raring to go for the fourth Test against Australia which gets underway on Friday. The Ajinkya Rahane-led India faced strict quarantine in Brisbane when they came from Sydney which had seen a cluster of COVID-19 cases earlier this month. Rathour exuded confidence and said the squad is motivated so the off-field issues during their stay in Brisbane don’t matter much. It was reported that the Indians were denied housekeeping and room service at the Brisbane hotel.

“We are playing Australia in Australia, against one of the better attacks in the world. Motivation is there, you don’t need housekeeping or room service to give you motivation,” Rathour said on the eve of the final Test.

RELATED:  Saif Ali Khan to commence the shoot of Adipurush post his paternity break : Bollywood News - Bollywood Hungama

“Yes, these were the concerns which were passed on to the BCCI, the board is in touch with Cricket Australia.

RELATED:  MPC minutes: Premature rollback of RBI policies could derail nascent growth, says Shaktikanta Das - India News , Firstpost

“As far as players and team management is concerned, we are focused on the game and all the boys are looking forward to this game,” he added.

Meanwhile, in a major boost for the Indian team, Rathour said that pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah is working closely with the medical team and a call will be taken on Friday morning on whether he can take the field.

“The medical team is working with Bumrah, we have to see tomorrow morning whether he is fit to play the fourth Test or not. If he can play, he will play, if he cannot, then he won’t,” Rathour said on Thursday.

“The injuries are still being monitored. Our medical staff is looking into it, I would not be in a position to comment on this right now.

Promoted

“We would like to give them as much time as possible. It will be tomorrow morning that you will know which eleven takes the field,” he added.

RELATED:  Sri Lanka vs England: Visitors off to nervy start after Lahiru Thirimanne's ton helps hosts set 74-run target - Firstcricket News, Firstpost
RELATED:  Support For Tokyo Olympics Hits New Low In Japan: Poll | Other Sports News

The Indian attack has already lost Mohammed Shami — broken hand — and Umesh Yadav — calf injury — during the course of the ongoing series and with the series level at 1-1, the team knows the importance of the final Test which gets underway on Friday.

Topics mentioned in this article

This article is auto-generated by Algorithm Source: sports.ndtv.com

Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Google News

Trending

Latest News