Cheteshwar Pujara Replacement For West Indies Series: The Indian team was announced by the selectors on 23 June for the 2-match Test series for the upcoming West Indies tour. After the defeat in the World Test Championship final match, some important changes have been seen in the team. Cheteshwar Pujara has been dropped from the team due to his continuous poor performance. In such a situation, now everyone’s eyes are on which batsman will get a chance at the number 3 position for the Test series to be held on the West Indies tour.
The names of 5 players are leading in this race. Those who can get a chance to bat at this number. In this race, the name of left-handed young opening batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal is leading. Jaiswal has been included in the team for this 2-match Test series.
With captain Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill already present, Jaiswal will not get a chance to start the innings. In such a situation, he can be tried at number 3. Jaiswal recently scored centuries in both innings while batting at No.3 position in the Irani Cup.
Rituraj Gaikwad also has the experience of playing at number 3.
Rituraj Gaikwad, who performed brilliantly in the 16th season of IPL, has also got a place in the Test team. In red ball cricket, Gaikwad plays at the number 3 position and thus he already has the experience of playing at this number. Gaikwad also has 6 centuries registered in first class cricket.
At the same time, apart from these 2 young players, the Indian team has 3 important options in the form of experienced players for the number 3 position. The first in this is the name of Shubman Gill, who has the experience of playing with the new ball and shows a much better game than the old ball.
Apart from this, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, who play at number 4 and 5, can be assigned the responsibility of batting at number 3. With this, along with getting a chance to include a new player in the middle order of the team, the pressure on him will also be reduced.
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