Rohit Sharma said, “This is an important series for us. We have never won a series in South Africa before. We have come close the last two times. We will go into the field with the motivation to perform well. Our fast bowlers have shown their potential in Australia, England and South Africa. Those who give and dance are our strength.
Shami’s absence is a disadvantage. Spinners have to assume the role of restricting the opposition from moving forward. As far as batting is concerned, the first-timers will have to face some difficulty here. The pitches here are always tough for batting. We are ready for the challenge.