Suresh Raina confident of levelling the series today

Published: 23 October, 2013 00:10 IST | Agencies |

Left-handed batsman confident of getting back at Australia in Ranchi today

India batsman Suresh Raina yesterday said that the team will try to level the seven-match series against Australia in the fourth game here today.

Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina

“We are focused on the match. Every day is a new day in cricket. The bowlers have worked hard during the practice match,” said Raina at a press conference held at Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) Stadium.

“The team will come to field with a positive mindset. Ishant Sharma has also worked hard in last two days,” he added.

Raina said despite trailing the seven-match series 1-2, India are not under any pressure. “We won the T20 match. Then they won (in Pune) and we tied it in the next. It’s been a good contest so far. Our batting is clicking and sometimes our bowling too.

The team which plays well on a given day will win. It’s about your aura on the field and the mental toughness.” Raina spoke about the new ODI rules that were creating difficulties for the bowlers.

“The two new balls from either side are a concern for us. We are not getting the ball to reverse, while spinners are also not getting turn as the balls don’t get old. But we have no excuse.

We have to do well under the circumstances. We have to admit that it’s tough for the bowlers. When five players are inside (the circle), it’s obviously going to be difficult for the part-timers as your regular bowlers are not doing well,” he said.

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