Virat Kohli's familiar exuberance and pep talks drowned the chatter around Rishabh Pant as India prepared to play South Africa in the third T20 International here on Sunday, seeking a 2-0 series verdict.
South Africa's left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi feels that T20 is a batsmen's format in which bowlers like him are there to "spoil the party", which the fans come for.
"I have practiced hard for the South Africa series, and I am going with a positive mindset. I will try my best to get a good start," Pant said on the sidelines of a promotional event here.
As captain Virat Kohli pointed out before leaving for the Caribbean tour, the main objective of the T20s and the subsequent ODI series against the West Indies is to try out the fringe players who are on selectors' mind.
The first Test, from August 22 to 26, will be played at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground here and the second one starts on August 30 at Sabina Park in Jamaica.
Hitman Rohit Sharma's 58-ball ton was definitely a sumptuous display of batting during the second T20 match against West Indies at the Ekana Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday.
Lucknow: West Indies skipper Carlos Brathwaite won the toss and opted to bowl in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) against India here on Tuesday. Both teams have made one change each to their playing XIs. The hosts have brought back Bhuvneshwar Kumar in place of fellow pacer Umesh Yadav. The West Indies have brought in …
Dubai: Top-order batsman Lokesh Rahul scores of 70, 101 not out, six and 19 have made him India’s highest-ranked batsman in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) as he moved up nine places to a career-high third position in the ICC rankings. Opener Rohit Sharma in 11th rank (up by two places) and captain Virat Kohli in 12th rank …