"I am included in the ODIs also, really happy for myself. I did well in Champions League (T20), really confident and looking forward to the series," Rahane told reporters here. (Agencies)
He was the top run scorer with 288 runs in the T20 League that concluded in October. The Mumbai player said he has been preparing for the difficult conditions in South Africa, especially for the short-balls.
"I went to South Africa two-three months back with India A and played two Test matches there. Played one crucial knock as well. I am really confident that whenever I get my opportunity there, I am sure I will do well. I have prepared myself for the South African conditions," he said.
"I have been practising in the last 9-10 days with plastic balls under Pravin Amre sir. So I am sure that will help me in South African conditions," he added. The 25-year old said that he has also been working on the mental aspect of his game to prepare for the tour.
"In international cricket, it's most of the time the mind game. Obviously you need to be technically sound in different conditions like South Africa but the more mentally you are stronger, it is better for you. I have been working on my mental aspect as well," he said.
Asked about the shuffling of the team he said, "Shuffling of batting order is npt in my hands. I always give my 100 percent. Whatever hard work I have done on the ground, I am reaping the fruits now. I have been included in the one-days as well, so thanks to all the selectors who have given me the chance and whenever I get the opportunity, I am 100 percent sure that I will do well."
"I am included in the ODIs also, really happy for myself. I did well in Champions League (T20), really confident and looking forward to the series," Rahane told reporters here.