‘India’s fast bowler able to dismiss Smith, Warner, Labuschagne early’: Cheteshwar Pujara

‘India’s fast bowler able to dismiss Smith, Warner, Labuschagne early’: Cheteshwar Pujara

With the return of David Warner and Steve Smith, Australia batsman Cheteshwar Pujara said that India’s fast bowlers Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav are ready to dismiss him in the upcoming four matches. Test series.

“They know how to succeed in Australia because they have enjoyed success there in the past. Pujara told PTI,” He has his game-plans and if we can execute them well, So they are able to dismiss Smith, Warner and Labuschagne early.

“If we can do what we’ve done in the past, I’m sure we have every chance to win the series again.”

Smith and Warner were not part of the Australian side that India defeated in 2018-19 to register their first Test series win on Australian soil, as they were banned for 12 months for involvement in a ball tampering incident in South Africa. Were. 2018

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“It (Australian batting line-up) will be slightly stronger than what happened in 2018-19 but then the win is not easy. If you want to win from home, you need to work hard.

Pujara believes that India’s fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami can do some magic again in 2018-19, which can cause a lot of trouble for the domestic batsmen. The upcoming Tests are scheduled to begin on 17 December.

“There is no doubt that Smith, Warner and Maranus Lebuschgane are great players. But the good thing about our current crop of bowlers is that most of them play in the same series and our bowling unit is not even in 2018-19 Thi. ‘For India’s fast bowlers, it is “done there, which is the situation”.

Pujara scored 523 runs in four Tests in which three centuries went to India last time. The right-hand man plans to repeat but would like to keep the card close to his chest.

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“The technical aspect is something that I cannot discuss. I don’t like to talk about it. It is a strategic thing that cannot be divided.

He said, “During the last tour, my preparation was good, I am confident that I can repeat the same preparation before this series. I always try and add a few more things to my game, which will help me get better, ”he said.

Pujara’s role in the Indian batting order will become more important as captain Virat Kohli will not be in the last three Tests. Kohli will return to India with his wife Anushka Sharma for the birth of their first child after the first Test – a day-and-night affair in Adelaide.

“You can’t win matches on your own. Yes, you can perform exceptionally but you need the support of other players to win. Even during the final series, the bowling unit was remarkable.

He said, “In the end, you need 20 wickets to win the Test and it was not my performance, even other batsmen supported at some level. It was a team success. When the Indian team is successful If it goes, it is always a moment of pride. ‘

(With PTI inputs)


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