Suresh Raina: Australia will come hard at us but we are ready
According to Raina key to success would be running between the wickets.
New Delhi: Team India batsman Suresh Raina, who was dropped from the ODI squad for the Australia tour, looked positive ahead of the T20 series starting from Tuesday.
After joining Team India Down Under for the three-match T20 series, Raina said that they will play fearless cricket.
"We intend to play fearless cricket. The ODI series is the past now and this is a fresh beginning. We have to look to be dominating and be positive in our approach. We will do well.
“Australia have a young side and they would know that the win in the last game has given us good momentum going into the T20Is. They will come hard at us but we are ready too," Raina was quoted as saying by PTI.
According to Raina, who joined the side along with Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra and the young Hardik Pandya, key to success would be running between the wickets.
“...We have to run really hard in these grounds. The singles and doubles will hold importance. As you saw in the final ODI, MS Dhoni and Manish Pandey ran really well between the wickets which is why the team got over the line. You will have to wait till the end before handing over that finishing blow. It will be important to start well in the first six overs," the southpaw added.
The 29-year-old also seemed excited with the comeback of all-rounder Yuvraj Singh as he said: “Yuvraj has been in good form of late. Everyone wants to see a player like Yuvraj to perform and do well for the team. I have always been a fan of Yuvraj and whenever he has been in the dressing room, I have always learnt a lot from him.”