India vs Australia: Suresh Raina says hosts played as a unit and deserved to win Border-Gavaskar Trophy

PTI, Mar, 28 2017

Rajkot: Batsman Suresh Raina on Tuesday said India deserved to win the four-match Test series against Australia as it put on a collective effort.

Raina, who captains the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Gujarat Lions, arrived here this afternoon, along with pacer Praveen Kumar.

"It was a collective effort, Indian team played as a unit and deserved to win the test series against Australia," Raina told reporters.

Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Sunil Gavaskar pose with the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. AP

Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Sunil Gavaskar pose with the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. AP

A clinical India on Tuesday regained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, beating Australia by eight wickets in the deciding fourth Test in Dharamsala to clinch one of the most controversial and hard-fought bilateral contests in recent times.

Raina also praised his Gujarat Lions teammate and India player Ravindra Jadeja.

"Jadeja has been in terrific form, I congratulate him for his all-round performance that helped India to regain Border-Gavaskar trophy and Gujarat Lions will keen to take advantage of his great form," added the left-handed batsman.

Meanwhile, franchise sources said that Head Coach Brad Hodge and bowling coach Heath Streak will join the team by 31 March, while Jadeja and Brendon McCullum, are expected to reach the city by 2 April.

Published Date: Mar 28, 2017 | Updated Date: Mar 28, 2017



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115