Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has obtained loads of criticism previously few days regarding his batting shows on abroad excursions. Within the World Check Championship (WTC) remaining towards New Zealand, Pujara may solely handle to get 23 runs in two innings.
In actual fact, within the final 5 red-ball fixtures, Pujara has recorded scores of 8, 15, 17, 0, 21, 7, 73 and 15. Additional, it’s been greater than two years for the reason that ‘Mr Reliable’ had scored a century within the longest format. Pujara’s final hundred got here towards Australia in January 2019.
After the heartbreaking loss towards the Black Caps, Indian skipper Virat Kohli had hinted in the direction of making some modifications within the Check crew. Kohli didn’t take any title, however assumptions had been made that Pujara may face the axe.
As the priority for Indian middle-order is rising day-by-day, former Australia spinner Brad Hogg has shared his views on the red-hot subject. Hogg reckoned that the perfect candidate to switch Pujara within the present Indian crew is aspiring batter, Prithvi Shaw.
Hogg mentioned all this when he was requested by a person on social media. The fan quizzed whether or not KL Rahul ought to change Pujara within the upcoming Check collection towards England. Responding to the query, Hogg named Shaw as his alternative.
“If anybody was going to switch Pujara, it could be Prithvi Shaw. Really feel he’s extra suited there than opening. Has a whole lot of expertise and an extended future. He’s not within the tour group however a wild card alternative,” Hogg wrote on Twitter.
If anybody was going to switch Pujara it could be Prithvi Shaw. Really feel he’s extra suited there than opening. Has a whole lot of expertise and lengthy future. He’s not within the tour group however a wild card alternative. #EngvIND https://t.co/8wEF82aq1A
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) July 2, 2021
With regards to Shaw, he was dropped from the Check crew after the disappointing present within the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21. The suitable-handed batsman had produced a string of low scores and performed his final Check in Adelaide.
Afterwards, Shaw wasn’t picked for the house Check collection towards England in addition to the tour of the UK. Nevertheless, Shaw was named within the limited-overs squad for the white-ball tour of Sri Lanka, that includes three T20Is and as many ODIs.
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