India look for T20I series win against South Africa


The three-match T20I series is now level at 1-1 after Heinrch Klaasen and JP Duminy led South Africa to a six-wicket win in Centurion following a 28-run defeat in Johannesburg. That is what Virat is all about.

Rohit Sharma may get to lead India in Sri Lanka. Virat doesn't take anything easy, MS (Dhoni) and Ravi (Shastri) gave a lot of inputs as well. "Dressing room is such that everyone is enjoying this success and the process is such that everyone is giving their inputs to the coach". Manish and Raina batted well initially. He credited their bowlers for mixing it up in the second game which India lost. If the Indian skipper will make 18 runs in this match that he will become the first Indian cricketer to make 2000 runs in the T-20 global. But they bowled well in the last game. "We have done really well as a bowling unit". You need to take your chance. They needed to do something different else when Kuldeep (Yadav) and Yuzvendra Chahal were not allowing them to score. "They needed to come up with plan B and they did that". But it is not that we haven't done well.

India middle-order batsman Suresh Raina is perhaps one for whom this series carries more weight as he tries to force his way back into the reckoning after a period in the global cricket wilderness.

According to Times of India, Virat Kohli along with MS Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah would not be a part of the Indian squad. The Australian captain revealed that he prefers watching one of the best players in the business and tries his level best to learn things from them.

Rohit Sharma is the most successful captain in IPL and he was also seen doing captaincy duties in the T20 series against Sri Lanka in December past year. JP Duminy took up the responsibility and finished well for the side. "I thought it was a winning total", he said. So I think you need to be refresh and you need to just keep winning, keep doing the right process and definitely, during the World Cup we can tell where we are going.

"We haven't played Junior Dala and Dale Paterson much earlier, but we have done well against them in this series so far", he said.

Batsman Suresh Raina, who made a comeback in the T20Is will act as a vital cog in the middle-order and will look to proving his mettle after scoring 46 runs in two games.

Suresh Raina has also returned with a bang with Virat Kohli promoting him at his batting position of No 3.

"The T20 Player Performance Index represents a step change in how we judge T20 players and we look forward to crowning the world's best T20 player at the end of the yearly cycle, which concludes with the IPL at the end of May".