As India gears up to defend the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, the team’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane is optimistic.

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Speaking to the scribes ahead of the first Test, which begins on Thursday, Rahane made it clear that India has the firepower to tame Australia at home. Even though there are debates over the opening combination for the first Test, Rahane said that a decision will be taken on Wednesday.

“Everyone’s equally good. We have not decided on our combination, we will sit tomorrow. There is one more practice session to go. Everyone is equally talented. Whoever plays can win matches, it is about trusting the players,” Rahane said.

When the team won the first-ever Test series in 2018, the pacers played a key role. But this time, it will be missing out on the services of Ishant Sharma. Rahane, however, is confident…

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