India in the Dumps, Time to Show Character: Suresh Raina

 India start a five-match ODI series versus England in Bristol on Monday. Suresh Raina is expected to bolster the middle-order. India lost the five-match Test series 3-1.

updated: August 25, 2014 11:18 IST
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Suresh Raina and Ajinkya Rahane
File photo of Indian cricketers Suresh Raina (L) and Ajinkya Rahane (R).


London: Claiming to have done his bit to infuse some positivity into the beleaguered Indian cricket team, ODI specialist Suresh Raina says the side will have to show character to get over the Test debacle and clinch the limited overs series starting here on Monday. (Also read: India look for new beginnings in ODIs after Test debacle)

"The team is going through a difficult phase right now and it is time for us to show character. It can be difficult sometimes to move on from such a defeat but you have to fight your way out of it when you're playing at the international level," Raina told (Also read: A rebellion to Test cricket may be brewing in India)

"The new players will bring freshness in the squad which will help the guys who have been here for the Tests regain the positivity. They are striving to learn from their mistakes and we will add fresh spirit," he said.

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