Indian captain Rohit Sharma admitted that the wicket in Thiruvananthapuram for the opening T20I of the three-match series against South Africa was a rather tricky one. He, however, added that players also get to learn a lot by playing on such challenging wickets.
Team India’s stand-in captain Rishabh Pant has admitted that he is keen to make a significant contribution with the bat during the upcoming tour of England. The 24-year-old had a poor T20I series against South Africa at home, which ended on Sunday following the abandonment of the final T20I in Bengaluru due to rain.
Indian fast bowler Avesh Khan has hailed head coach Rahul Dravid after his fine four-wicket haul in the Rajkot T20I against South Africa. There were a few critics who felt that Avesh should have been replaced after he went wicketless in the first three matches of the series. However, the Indian think tank stuck to him and the 25-year-old delivered with figures of 4 for 18.
Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has stated that he tried to bowl quick leg breaks, but with a different seam position during the third T20I against South Africa on Tuesday. Having lost the first two matches, India were in a must-win position in Vizag. Defending a total of 179, Chahal claimed 3 for 20 as the hosts bowled out the visitors for 131 and registered a crucial 48-run victory.
Team India skipper Rishabh Pant lamented that his side was at least 10-15 runs short, batting first after losing the toss in the 2nd T20I against South Africa on Sunday (June 12) in Cuttack. He added that the Men in Blue fought back well with the ball in the first half but lost their way after that.
Team India’s captain for the T20I series against South Africa, Rishabh Pant, lamented that the wicket in Delhi got better to bat on in the second innings, as a result of which their bowlers could not build much pressure. The 24-year-old, however, gave credit to Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller, whose unbeaten 131-run stand lifted the Proteas to a record win.
India wicketkeeper batter Rishabh Pant has expressed relief at the fact that the home series against South Africa will be played without a bio-secure bubble in place. The BCCI has decided to do away with the bio-bubble for the five-match T20I series against South Africa, which will begin on June 9. Post COVID-19, most teams were forced to organize series’ in restricted environments keeping the safety of the players and fans in mind
Indian keeper-batter Dinesh Karthik has termed his selection in the national squad for the T20I series against South Africa at home as his “most special comeback”. The 36-year-old has earned a much-deserved recall on the back of a stellar batting performance for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Playing the designated finisher’s role for the franchise, he has hit 287 runs in 14 matches at an average of 57.40 and a strike rate of 191.33.