Currently, Team India is facing South Africa in the 5 matches T20I series at home. India will be taking on South Africa in the 2nd T20I match of the series on Sunday, June 12. Moreover, the game will take place at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. It will be an important match from India’s perspective as they convincingly lost their first match against the visitors by 7 wickets.
India’s Designated captain Rohit Sharma, former captain Virat Kohli, and premier paceman Jasprit Bumrah are among the list of players who have been rested for this series after more than two months of IPL cricket.
After crashing out early in last year’s T20 WorldCup, Team India does not want to keep any stone unturned as it gets ready for the big tournament.
Team India is all set to face England in England for one remaining match of the series from 2021 which was canceled due to the COVID-19 scare.
India and England both the teams will be playing the match with their new Test captains as Rohit Sharma and Ben Stokes were appointed as the new Test captains of India and England respectively.
India will be coming into this fixture after winning against Sri Lanka in the two-match test series recently. Moreover, the two-match test series was played in March in India. England is currently playing a Test series against New Zealand in their backyard.
Former New Zealand captain and current Head coach of England Brendon McCallum said “Only Rohit Sharma can break Brain Lara’s record.”
Brendon McCallum known for his destructive batting and attacking mindset backs Indian Captain Rohit Sharma to break the record of Brain Lara’s 400 in a Test match. He believes Rohit Sharma is the only current batsman who can break the record.
Notably, Rohit Sharma is the only batsman to score three double hundreds in ODI cricket, he has also scored four international centuries and holds the record of the joint-fastest century in international cricket. In the last two years, Rohit Sharma’s career graph in Test cricket has gone up drastically.