New Delhi: The first match of the 5-match series between England and India ended in a draw. Team India could have won this match quite easily, but due to continuous rain on the fifth day, the hopes of Team India were dashed. In this match, the bat of Cheteshwar Pujara, who is called the wall of the team, did not play once again.
Pujara’s place is in trouble
People are constantly raising questions about Cheteshwar Pujara’s form. Some important innings have come from his bat in between, but for the last 2 years he has failed to play any century. Even in the final of the World Test Championship, Pujara’s bat remained silent, apart from this in the first Test against England, he soon returned to the pavilion.
This player can take
Looking at Pujara’s form, it seems that someone may soon replace him in the team. At present, the biggest contender to replace him is Suryakumar Yadav. Suryakumar Yadav had left for England in the middle of the Sri Lanka tour. He had done wonders for Team India on his ODI and T20 debut only. Suryakumar has performed very well in his first class Test cricket. In such a situation, he can soon be seen in the Indian Test team.
India was close to winning the first test
After the fourth day in the Nottingham Test between India and England, Virat Kohli’s army was moving towards victory. At the end of the day, India had scored 52 runs for the loss of one wicket. Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma returned unbeaten on 12-12. On the last day, India needed 157 runs to win and still had 9 wickets left. But the rain spoiled all the hopes of the team.