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‘Jaiswal sabse pehele Rohit Sharma ko replace karna chahiye’ – Fans react tp reports of Yashasvi Jaiswal replacing Cheteshwar Pujara for WI Tests

Yashasvi Jaiswal also was selected for the World Test Championship final as a standby.
Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal (Source: Twitter)

The India team will have a break of a month after their loss at the World Test Championship (WTC) final at the Oval in England. India lost by a big margin of 209 runs to Australia. The Men in Blue have now lost two WTC finals in two cycles of the tournament. After the loss, a lot of questions were raised regarding the Indian Team. Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara, in particular, copped the brunt for their below-par batting performances.

In big news coming for the Indian Test squad for the tour to West Indies, reports say that Yashasvi Jaiswal will replace Cheteshwar Pujara in the Indian Test squad. Jaiswal also made it to the WTC final as a standby in place of Ruturaj Gaikwad who had missed the marquee clash because of his marriage. The left-hander has batted at the top of the order for Mumbai in domestic cricket with a batting average of 80.21.

Mohammed Shami is likely to be rested for the West Indies Tests

Pujara played a lot of County Cricket and also captained Sussex. But it has to be kept in mind that he played in Division 2 cricket in England. This meant the bowling attacks in that particular division were not up to the highest standard. Pujara has been the modern wall for India and scored 7195 runs at an average of 43.60 and at a strike rate of 44.36. The right-hander has scored 19 hundreds and 35 fifties. He has the highest score of 206.

Rohit Sharma will continue as the Test skipper for now in the West Indies tour. “Every Test is important, and its result contributes to the World Test Championship (WTC) points table. We cannot experiment in a Test match,” An Indian Cricket Board official said. Reports indicate that Mohammed Shami will be rested for the two-Test match series. It is likely that Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik will come back into the limited overs squads.

Sanju Samson is also likely to don the Indian colours after missing a few home series for Team India. The T20I squad as per reports will not feature senior players and will be led by Hardik Pandya. KS Bharat will continue to don the gloves in the Test format for India.

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