New Delhi: India's test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane Saturday stated that there's a false impression that simplest strength hitters are successful on the pinnacle-order as players have their very own techniques to keep the scoreboard ticking.

It's been more than a yr that Rahane is out of Indian ODI team but he nonetheless will like to paste to his own technique.

"people always communicate approximately strength on the pinnacle however it is essential to accept as true with to your capabilities and your own strategies.

. It's now not all approximately electricity-hitting, a person has to play an anchoring position and men around him can play energy-hitting shots," the diminutive right-surpassed batsman instructed ESPNCricinfo.

"I always believed in my capabilities and it's crucial to stick in your sport. As long as you are focussing your sport that's what matters."

Out-of-favour Rahane last performed an ODI for India in February 16, 2018 towards South Africa in Centurion.

speaking approximately the approaching world Cup, Rahane stated notwithstanding the loss to Australia inside the five-in shape ODI collection at domestic, India are nonetheless a robust contender to raise the Cup.

He, however, feels New Zealand, England and an "unpredictable" West Indies will pose extreme threats to India's name probabilities within the international Cup.

"I assume in my opinion we (India) have a totally robust facet. The cricket which we are gambling recently is brilliant. The project in the global Cup may be to collect that momentum early and preserve that. But I experience in ICC tournaments, it is important to provide your high-quality in each and each sport," Rahane stated.

"aside from India, New Zealand is a superb ODI facet and do nicely in ICC tournaments. West Indies is unpredictable however dangerous group and additionally England. Gambling England in England goes to be difficult.

"it's miles crucial to focus on our strengths and be tremendous all the time," he brought.

Rahane, who could be main Rajasthan Royals in the upcoming Indian most effective League, can be hoping for a very good trip with the bat within the T20 tournament to knock at the doorways of the national selectors beforehand of the arena Cup.

Rahane stated the go back of Steve Smith will be a large bonus for Rajasthan Royals within the IPL.

"It's exact to have him (Smith) again as a Rajasthan Royals player. He's a pleasant player and it's constantly properly to have him for your group. Additionally to pick his thoughts will be very vital. We all know his capability to win matches," he said.

requested about Royals' venture this season, the skipper said: "The assignment is to be consistent due to the fact the players are coming from all the different international locations. It's miles critical to live collectively, stick collectively.

"as long as we are taking part in each others fulfillment and backing each other we're on the proper song. It is essential to be wonderful and fearless as a team."

"we've got were given a great combination of youth and experience and it's far critical to make use of each and each person," he said.