The spirited reception at Guwahati Airport set the tone for the day as the Indian players, after boarding the team bus, headed to their hotel where traditional dancers welcomed them with a vibrant display of local culture.
With the Barsapara Cricket Stadium gearing up for what promises to be a high-scoring encounter on Tuesday, the hosts aim to replicate their success in the first two games. Both matches witnessed a run-fest, with scores exceeding 200, and India emerged victorious in one instance by chasing and in the second by defending the total.
Suryakumar Yadav, entrusted with captaincy duties, has led the team with aplomb. The support from his teammates has eased the pressure on him, allowing Yadav to showcase his leadership skills. In a post-match presentation after the second game, he expressed gratitude for the team’s collective effort, saying, “The boys aren’t putting too much pressure on me, they’re taking responsibility.”
The emergence of youngsters such as Rinku Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Ravi Bishnoi has been a highlight of the series. Their contributions, coupled with the experience of Suryakumar Yadav, have formed a winning combination for India, both with the bat and in the field.
As anticipation builds for the third T20I, all eyes are on Guwahati, where Team India aims to secure the series with a third consecutive victory, leaving the Australian team with a challenging task ahead.
(With inputs from ANI)