IPL 2019: Always good to have Steve Smith in the team, says Ajinkya Rahane

first_img Press Trust of India JaipurMarch 20, 2019UPDATED: March 20, 2019 11:22 IST Ajinkya Rahane said he wants to pick Steve Smith’s brains during IPL 2019 (Rajasthan Royals Facebook Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAjinkya Rahane said he is happy that Steve Smith is back for RoyalsRahane also urged media to go slow on batting sensation Ashton TurnerRahane made it clear that he is not keen on tinkering with a set playing XIAjinkya Rahane has had issues about not getting enough chances in the limited overs format and doesn’t want to put too much pressure thinking about the No 4 slot which is up for grabs in the Indian team.It is highly unlikely that he will be India’s number four at the World Cup but India’s Test vice-captain is keen to add on to his 90 ODIs.”I have never had complaints about my batting order and have performed anywhere I have batted. I don’t want to put any pressure on myself by thinking about the No 4 spot in the Indian team. I understand that batting order depends on lot of things. For India, I am ready to bat at any position,” Rahane said during a media conference organised by Rajasthan Royals.The Rajasthan Royals skipper is happy that Steve Smith is back in the Royals’ fold and he can pick his brains on tactical matters.”It’s good to have him (Smith) back as a Rajasthan Royals player. He is a quality player and it’s always good to have him in your team. Also to pick his mind will be very important. We all know his ability to win matches,” Rahane said of former Australian captain.Asked about Jos Buttler’s batting position, Rahane made it clear that he is not too keen on tinkering with a set playing XI.He also urged media to go slow on new batting sensation Ashton Turner, who singlehandedly won a recent ODI against India.”Turner is a good addition to the team but media makes a hero of anyone in a single day but dumps him the next day. He has shown his ability on Indian wickets which shows he can adapt to conditions.advertisementAlso Read | IPL is good preparation for the upcoming World Cup: Robin UthappaAlso Read | Shubman Gill is a prodigy and the next big thing in Indian cricket: Robin UthappaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Rajasthan RoyalsFollow Steve SmithFollow Ajinkya Rahane IPL 2019: Always good to have Steve Smith in the team, says Ajinkya RahaneRajasthan Royals skipper Ajinkya Rahane said he is keen to pick Steve Smith’s brains on tactical matters during IPL 2019 and still hopes to play for Indiaadvertisementlast_img read more

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Father of Palestinian Infant Who Died in Arson Attack Succumbs to

Rabat – The father of the Palestinian toddler who was killed last week by Israeli settlers in the West Bank succumbed to his injuries on Saturday. Saad Dawabsha passed away in hospital in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba where he was being treated for third degree burns.“Saad Dawabsha died and plans are underway for his funeral,” Palestinian official Ghassan Daghlas told AFP. “Before the funeral in the Dawabshas’ home village, a post-mortem will be conducted to provide evidence for a complaint to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.”Dawabsha reportedly saved his wife and 4-year-old son. However, he failed to save his 18-month-old infant Ali, who died in an arson attack carried out by Israeli right wing terrorists in the occupied West Bank.His wife Riham Dawabsha and four-year-old son Ahmed are still fighting for their lives in the hospital.On Wednesday, Mordechai Meyer, an Israeli terrorist was given a six-month administrative detention order in connection to his involvement in the killing of the Palestinian toddler. He is from the West Bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim.At a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in Cairo on Wednesday, Arab foreign ministers consented to calling on the United Nations to protect the Palestinians from “terrorist crimes” by Jewish settlers.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

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