India have been on a roll in the shortest form of the game of late, winning 10 of their last 11 outings which included a 3-0 whitewash of World 50-over champions Australia in the latter's backyard. They then went on to win the Asia Cup after outplaying Sri Lanka 2-1.
The five consecutive wins in Dhaka, including the summit clash against Bangladesh that led to continental supremacy in the T20 game, has boosted their confidence. At home in familiar conditions, they are a more dangerous threat to the rest of the competitors.
The practice match against South Africa appears to be more important for them as they had lost to the same country 0-2 in a best-of-three rubber before turning it around in the T20 format in Australia.

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India experimented when they bowled, giving the ball to two off-spinners R Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh to open the attack. It did not work as the duo went for a lot of runs when the field restrictions were on.

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