Having been entrusted with the role of captaincy for the upcoming Zimbabwe tour, Ajinkya Rahane has promised that the team is ready for the challenge.

The elegant right-hander confessed that the Men in Blue have a lot of respect for Zimbabwe and won’t take the hosts lightly as they are aware of the threat they possess.

India lost to Bangaldesh in the recently concluded ODI series but the 27-year-old has stated that it is the thing of past and the team has moved on from the defeat.

Team India will play a 3-match ODI series starting July 10 and two T20s from July 17, 2015.

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