India's batting coach said on Saturday that his side are not fazed by fast bowling as it prepared to face South Africa on a bouncy Perth pitch at the Twenty20 World Cup.
One of the favourites to win the tournament, India have had a perfect start to the Super 12 stage with two wins, including one over arch-rivals Pakistan. A win against the Proteas on Sunday would all but ensure a semi-finals spot.
Indian batting coach Vikram Rathour, however, expressed confidence in his side's ability to navigate the conditions.
"The group of batters that we have in our team, I don't think pace really bothers us that much," he said. Superstar Virat Kohli has led India's batting charge Down Under, hitting an unbeaten 82 in the last-ball win over Pakistan in Melbourne.
Kohli, skipper Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav then hammered the Netherlands bowling as a second win took them to the top of Group 2.
KL Rahul's form has been a concern, however, after he scored four and nine in the two games. Asked if the team management is looking to replace Rahul with Rishabh Pant, Rathour responded with a firm "No".
"Two games, I don't think that's a good enough sample size," he said. "(Rahul's) been batting really well and he's batted really well in the practice games also."