ENG vs IND: Cheteshwar Pujara ‘Ready for the next challenge’
ENG vs IND: Indian batter Cheteshwar Pujara took to Instagram on Thursday to share a photo with his teammates before of the Test team’s departure to England for the rescheduled fifth Test in Birmingham.
Cheteshwar Pujara is returning to Test cricket following a stellar season in county cricket, while former Indian captain Virat Kohli and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja have both been recalled to the national team. In the photo, India’s star Test batter poses with teammates Shardul Thakur, former captain Virat Kohli, great all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, Shubman Gill, and Prasidh Krishna.
Pujara took to Instagram to share the post and captioned it: “Ready for the next challenge, UK bound”.
While Rishabh Pant leads India in a five-match T20I series against South Africa. Other players have left for England on June 16.
India will face England at Old Trafford on July 1 for the first time. The match is the fifth Test in India’s 2021 series in England, which they currently lead 2-1. After a Covid-19 outbreak in the Indian camp, the last Test was postponed at the last minute.
From July 1 to 5, the match will held in Edgbaston, Birmingham. The Test series is now 2-1 in India’s favour. Last year’s fifth Test match, scheduled for Old Trafford in Manchester cancelled. Due to COVID-19 instances among the Indian squad.
India’s Test squad:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain) Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohd Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.
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