Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has received lots of criticism in the previous couple of days regarding his batting displays on overseas tours. In the Planet Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, Pujara could only handle to get 23 runs in two innings.
In truth, in the final 5 red-ball fixtures, Pujara has recorded scores of eight, 15, 17, , 21, 7, 73 and 15. Additional, it is been additional than two years because the ‘Mr Dependable’ had scored a century in the longest format. Pujara’s final hundred came against Australia in January 2019.
Following the heartbreaking loss against the Black Caps, Indian skipper Virat Kohli had hinted towards producing some modifications in the Test group. Kohli didn’t take any name, but assumptions have been produced that Pujara could possibly face the axe.
As the concern for Indian middle-order is increasing day-by-day, former Australia spinner Brad Hogg has shared his views on the red-hot subject. Hogg reckoned that the excellent candidate to replace Pujara in the present Indian group is aspiring batter, Prithvi Shaw.
Hogg stated all this when he was asked by a user on social media. The fan quizzed whether or not KL Rahul must replace Pujara in the upcoming Test series against England. Responding to the query, Hogg named Shaw as his option.
“If everyone was going to replace Pujara, it would be Prithvi Shaw. Really feel he is additional suited there than opening. Has a lot of talent and a extended future. He is not in the tour group but a wild card option,” Hogg wrote on Twitter.
If everyone was going to replace Pujara it would be Prithvi Shaw. Really feel he is additional suited there than opening. Has a lot of talent and extended future. He is not in the tour group but a wild card option. #EngvIND https://t.co/8wEF82aq1A
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) July 2, 2021
When it comes to Shaw, he was dropped from the Test group right after the disappointing show in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21. The proper-handed batsman had made a string of low scores and played his final Test in Adelaide.
Afterwards, Shaw wasn’t picked for the dwelling Test series against England as properly as the tour of the United Kingdom. Having said that, Shaw was named in the restricted-overs squad for the white-ball tour of Sri Lanka, featuring 3 T20Is and as several ODIs.