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  • The hosts start as favourites to pick up 120 points from the two games against Bangladesh; the first Test starts in Indore on Thursday. Kohli returns to lead the side that recently won their record 11th straight series at home. Rohit Sharma has been on hot form, hitting two centuries and a double ton in his debut series as opener against South Africa.

    Trusox, which has recently entered India, has become the preferred socks brand for top international athletes across sports around the world. On his association with the brand, cricketer Rohit Sharma said that Trusox has been an essential part of his kit as it helps boost his performance.

    Rishabh Pant’s mental strength will be key as he deals with a rough patch — and realises sports is as much about failure as success. For motivation, he has to only look at Kohli & Rohit. Meanwhile, the cricket fraternity should back him up. This is what international sport is all about. It isn’t about success and more success.

    Earlier in the day, India reached a promising total of 174 helped by half-centuries from Shreyas Iyer and K L Rahul. It was a maiden T20 half-century for Iyer (62 off 33) and the sixth one for Rahul (52 off 35). Iyer's entertaining knock came after he was dropped on 0.

    Rohit became only the second Indian opener to score three centuries in a series, after the great Sunil Gavaskar back in 1978. The innings also took Rohit’s average at home to 99.84 taking him past Sir Don Bradman who scored at 98.22 per innings in Australia.

    India, while batting first at least, has approached the T20 game much like the way they approach the 50-over format. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are champions of the 50-over contest and have time to up the tempo after settling in. They have done that time and again in the last few years.

    If one of Kohli, Sharma or Dhawan gets set, they will either drag the game deep or finish it off. If two of them bat well, India will surely win the game. However, India’s T20 strategy needs to evolve keeping in mind the bigger grounds in Australia where power-hitting will be at a premium at the T20 World Cup next year.

    The 32-year old, who has three double hundreds in white-ball cricket with a career best score of 264, got to 150 in 199 balls and raced to the 190s from there in quick time. Rohit made 212 from 255 balls.

    Rohit Sharma achieved the feat on the first day of the final Test against South Africa. Sharma has now smashed 16 sixes in the series. He went past West Indies' batsman Shimron Hetmyer who registered 15 sixes in the series against Bangladesh in 2018/19.

    It is an interesting time for Kohli to miss out. One, it allows him an iota of rest in what is going to be a hectic schedule stretching into autumn of 2020. Two, and more importantly, it will allow him to watch this side from the outside.

    Rohit emulated captain Virat Kohli and retired opener Gautam Gambhir as his knock of 212 in the third Test in Ranchi helped him advance 12 places to 10th position in the ICC Test Player Rankings.

    On second day of the third test match played between the ‘Men in Blue’ and ‘Proteas’, game was called off early due to bad lights. The 3rd t...

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