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Gautam Gambhir Identifies Cheteshwar Pujara’s Replacement in Tests

Gautam Gambhir Identifies Cheteshwar Pujara’s Replacement in Tests

Ahead of India’s Test collection in opposition to Sri Lanka, Cheteshwar Pujara’s lengthy rope with the Indian squad lastly got here to an finish. Pujara together with senior participant Ajinkya Rahane and Wriddhiman Saha, was dropped from India’s Test squad for the two-match collection in opposition to Sri Lanka. The likes of Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill and Priyank Panchal got an opportunity to show their talents.

The choice committee’s resolution indicated the daybreak of a brand new period and a metamorphosis interval in Indian cricket.

With Pujara and Rahane not in fray to be a part of India’s Playing XI for the Test, cricket fans are wanting ahead to seeing their replacements at No. 3 and 5 for India. Weighing the change introduced in by BCCI, former India batter Gautam Gambhir feels that 27-year-old Shreyas Iyer is the perfect candidate to exchange Pujara within the taking part in XI.

Highlighting Iyer’s century in his first Test innings in opposition to New Zealand, Gambhir stated that not everybody is ready to obtain this feat. “He has been brilliant so far. He has got all the shots and has the temperament of a middle-order batter,” Gambhir stated through the Byju’s Cricket Live present through the India vs South Africa collection.

The former Indian cricketer believes that Iyer can construct an innings effectively and play anchor, therefore would be the excellent No. 3 batter for India. “I don’t see why he can’t change Pujara in India’s Playing XI,” Gambhir said.

There is no doubt that Iyer had a commendable start to his Test career as he became the 16th player to score a century in his first Test match for India. The list is populated with cricket stalwarts like Mohammad Azharuddin, Sourav Ganguly, Rohit Sharma, Virender Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan, and Prithvi Shaw.

During the first test against New Zealand in Kanpur, when Virat Kohli had taken rest, Iyer came out to bat at his place. The pressure and expectations on him were immense, but he went on to score 105 off 171 balls. His knock consisted of 13 fours and two sixes. His stocks further increased when he scored 65 runs in the second innings.

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