We are focussed on doing well: Raina

FPJ BureauUpdated: Sunday, June 02, 2019, 08:59 AM IST
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Trinidad Indiaalt39s stand- in captain Suresh Raina is happy that the seniors have got a deserved break and hoped that the youngsters would make the most of the opportunity in the series against the West Indies.

Raina, who will be leading

the side in the Twenty20 and the five- match ODI series, said it will be a challenge for him to captain the side.

” Being captain is a great challenge to me and Ialt39m really looking forward to that.

We have good players who want to do well in this series.

They have done well in first- class cricket and the IPL or in the World Cup team.” India have rested regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan, while Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag are missing due to injuries and illness.

Sreesanth and Piyush Chawla were overlooked.

Dhoni and Zaheer are set to return for the Tests.

” We have a young team here and they are focused on doing well for India and I am excited to see how they perform over the next few weeks,” he said. Raina warned his team not to take the West Indies lightly.

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