Published: Tue, November 20, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Virat’s Doing All He Wants & We Are Letting it Happen: Bishan Bedi

Virat’s Doing All He Wants & We Are Letting it Happen: Bishan Bedi

India will be without the inspirational Dhoni in their tour-opening, three-match Twenty20 worldwide series that starts in Brisbane on Wednesday after the veteran wicket keeper was rested by selectors. There are only a couple of guys who have not been here. "Your performance is always appreciated but having said that, the bounce sometimes, in places like Brisbane and Perth, allows me to play my game because I've grown up playing on cemented pitches back home".

Shastri says it remains to be seen how selectors would cover the absence of Pandya in Australia.

Rohit Sharma has an impressive record in Australia and has scored 810 runs at an average of 62.31 in the last eight years. But Sharma's sojourns to Australia go all the way back to 2007, when he travelled as a teenager.

Admitting that Test cricket is the format Rohit wants to excel in, Rohit's current focus is on the three T20I games, the first of which begins on Wednesday.

"The first time I came here was in 2007, had a good time, so I have done well in limited overs cricket".

"I have done well in limited overs, but the challenge obviously is red-ball cricket, which right now I am not thinking of, just want to do well in the T20 format and take it from there".

"I saw a little bit of that (the T20I)".

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"[Rohit] is an unbelievable player, he's got a good record all round the world, so he's definitely a player to watch but we've also had success with the new ball as well", Coulter-Nile said at a press-conference in Brisbane.

"Australia in Australia will always be risky without a doubt". So you have got to be prepared for it. "We need a whole lot of guys to put their hands up at different occasions and take up the challenge".

They have never won a Test series in Australia.

"The last time we came here, there were a few close games".

"This is one place we want to leave our mark on and do well as an unit", Rohit told reporters in Brisbane where the three-match Twenty20 series kicks off on Wednesday. The last time India played a T20 series in Australia, India blanked them 3-0, with Rohit hit two half-centuries to score 143 runs in the series. Especially at Brisbane, where we gave them a target of 140 (128), which they chased after losing six wickets.

"So, we are ready to accept that and this time around we want to change our fortunes and come out with some exceptional performances". They have got a great side and a good opportunity to have a real go. The motive of the team is to try and seize all the moments and try and win.

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