Rohit Sharma is confident that Indian bowlers  will bounce back in 2nd T20I © Getty Images
Rohit Sharma is confident that Indian bowlers will bounce back in 2nd T20I © Getty Images

Rohit Sharma suggested that both Indian and South African bowling units are not very experienced ahead of second Twenty20 International (T20I) between both the sides in Cuttack. India unfortunately failed to defend a huge total of 199 in the series opener at Dharamshala and when asked if pacer Mohammed Shami’s injury is hurting India at the moment, Rohit said, “See, when it comes to injuries, you cannot do anything about it. The kind of bowlers we have now, they’ve done well in domestic cricket and whatever international cricket they’ve played so far. They are not too experienced. But it’s the same with the South African attack, they too are not very experienced.” Scorecard: India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I at Cuttack

According to Times of India, Rohit is confident that Indian bowlers will bring their best out in the rest of the series, it is just about matter of time and as a bowling unit India has to strictly stick to their plans. “Bhuvi [Bhuvneshwar Kumar] has played quite a bit of international cricket. Shami has been part of the team for a while now. S Aravind is a proven performer in domestic cricket. These guys know what exactly is expected of them and I’m sure they will be trying their best to come out and take wickets and be aggressive. As a bowling unit we need to stick to our plans,” he further added.

As dew is going to play a major factor throughout this series, Rohit said “Conditions will differ every time we travel. In Dharamsala, we thought there will be some seam movement because there was some grass covering on the wicket. But unfortunately because of the dew that was taken away. “ READ: Rohit Sharma 2nd Indian to slam century across formats, during India vs South Africa 1st T20I at Dharamsala

The ongoing South Africa’s tour of India is going to be the longest series between both the countries that is scheduled for at least 72 days. After the T20Is, there are five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) followed by the most-awaited Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela four-match Test series.