Cheteshwar Pujara picks his current Word Text XI
Indian Test specialist batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has grown by strength to strength since his Test debut in 2010. He has turned himself as a formidable backbone of the Indian batting unit. He has been a trump card for India as he had a triumphs for India in recent times.
On the crux of Pujara’s sheer grit and indefatigability, the historic series victory against Australia in 2018-19 was built. Although, the spotlights was on Virat Kohli, the batsman came as a quiet revelation and made the series his own. Pujara was asked to pick his ‘World Test XI’ in a chat show with Harsha Bhogle on Cricbuzz where he appeared recently.
For the opening position, he picked David Warner and chose Kane Williamson as the next opener in his team. Pujara explained that he picked Williamson to rope in too many big names since he doesn’t want to miss any of the world-class players. The right-hander picked himself at No. 3 while the likes of Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and Ben Stokes followed him in the next respective positions.
He picked New Zealand’s BJ Watling chosen as wicket-keeping duty while Pujara picked his colleague Ravichandran Ashwin as the lone spinner in the playing XI. Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins and Kagiso Rabada has been picked for the pace attack in Pujara’s team.
Pujara preferred Ravindra Jadeja in the home condition while Mohammad Shami for matches in SENA( South Africa, England, New Zealand, Australia) countries For the twelfth man.
Cheteshwar Pujara’s World Test XI:
David Warner, Kane Williamson, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, BJ Watling, Ravichandran Ashwin, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Jasprit Bumrah