“They Want To Discover Options”: Pragyan Ojha Expresses Concern Over Cheteshwar Pujara And Ajinkya Rahane’s Type


Former India spinner Pragyan Ojha feels senior batsmen Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara must discover a answer as each the gamers couldn’t do a lot within the first innings of the primary Take a look at in opposition to New Zealand on the Inexperienced Park Stadium in Kanpur on Thursday. Each Pujara and Rahane obtained off to a great begin however failed to attain huge in opposition to New Zealand’s quick bowling line-up. Whereas Pujara dismissed the keeper off a Tim Southee supply, Rahane was crushed by Kyle Jamieson’s tempo and bounce, hitting a stump.

Throughout dialogue on CricbuzzOjha analyzed the sample of dismissals of Pujara and Rahane.

“As we all know, Pujara struggles in opposition to in-swinging deliveries. He has been dismissed lbw on a number of events. So, to make up for this, he’s making an attempt to play somewhat nearer, however that does not assist him. Now, he’s getting out with an outdoor edge,” Ojha mentioned.

The previous Indian cricketer additionally lauded the New Zealand workforce for his or her compact discipline placement, not permitting Indian batsmen to take singles and forcing them to commit errors.

“In case you have a look at the sector placement, many of the gamers are contained in the circle as a result of they do not need India to take a single. They need them to attain runs by way of the square-leg space, however the bowlers try to bowl a straight edge. Or as a lot as attainable to achieve lbw,” he mentioned.

Pragyan Ojha mentioned that Pujara and Rahane must rectify their errors as each stand at an important level of their respective careers.

He concluded, “They (Pujara and Rahane) are standing at a troublesome juncture of their careers. They must discover a answer. In the event that they maintain getting out like this, issues might get tougher in future.”

India received the toss and stand-in captain Rahane determined to bat first in opposition to New Zealand within the first Take a look at.


Shubman Gill gave India an honest begin when Mayank Agarwal could not do a lot on the primary day. Gill scored a powerful 53 earlier than being solid by Jamieson.

At tea time, India had been in the midst of 154/4 with Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja. Jamieson was a kind of bowlers for the Kiwis, who obtained three dismissals to his title.

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