Ravi Shastri spends time with Shikhar Dhawan over coffee in Dharamsala
NEW DELHI: Ahead of the first T20I between India and South Africa, Team India coach Ravi Shastri shared a picture with opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan.
"Coffee, Mountains, Cricket and Conversation - with @SDhawan25 #TeamIndia #IndvSA", Shastri's post read on Twitter.
Coffee, Mountains, Cricket and Conversation - with @SDhawan25 🇮🇳 #TeamIndia #IndvSA https://t.co/AaaW1BCG0A— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) 1568524359000
India will take on South Africa in the opening T20I of the three-match series on Sunday in Dharamsala.
Ahead of the match, India captain Virat Kohli said the team has deliberately given youngsters a chance in the series looking at their performances in the domestic circuit for the past two to three years.
"We wanted to give opportunities to players who have done well for the past two years in the domestic circuit and T20 cricket in the IPL. It is about finding the best possible balance we can for the side and not necessarily stick to one particular type of balance. If other teams can bat till number nine, so why cannot we? Whatever decisions are made, they are made looking at the future," Kohli told reporters on Saturday.
"The first two to three T20I series will help us assess every situation. Definitely the roadmap for T20 World Cup in 2020 is on our mind. It is an exciting prospect looking at the new bunch of guys in our lineup," he further said.