Suresh Raina will continue to lead Gujarat Lions in the upcoming edition of the IPL as well    IANS
Suresh Raina will continue to lead Gujarat Lions in the upcoming edition of the IPL as well IANS

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 here. A clinical India today 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. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia, 4th Test at Dharamsala

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 March 31, while Jadeja and Brendon McCullum, are expected to reach the city by April 2. READ: India trounce Australia by 8 wickets in Dharamsala Test to reclaim Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2016-17

India needed just 87 more runs to win the fourth Test on Day Four. they lost a couple of wickets but an unbeaten fifty from KL Rahul and n aggressive innings from stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane ensured that India got home with ease in the end. Team India will now divert their attention to the Champions Trophy 2017 in England, which is scheduled to begin from June 1, 10 days after the conclusion of IPL 2017.