New Delhi, Aug 07: Ahead of Historic Lord's test, Former Indian Player Sunil Gavaskar has given some useful suggestions to the Indian Cricket team
For India to win the Lord's Test, they need to win the toss and elect to bat. Look what had happened in the third Test at Johannesburg last year when South Africa, batting last against India, collapsed before reaching 200.
“Most of the teams are struggling to chase even a total anywhere near 200 in the final innings. England too might have struggled if they were chasing in place of India in the first Test at Edgbaston.”
Sunil Gavaskar on Monday hinted that the Indian management made a mistake by leaving out Cheteshwar Pujara from the playing XI of the Edgbaston Test where Virat Kohli's men had suffered a 31-run defeat to England.
He reckoned that depending on the conditions at Lord's, the venue for the second Test slated to begin on August 9, I would determine who would Pujara change.
Pujara, India's stronghold in Test batting, has an average of over 50 in the format and was India's second-highest run scorer in 2017 as well. However, in his recent stint at county cricket with Yorkshire he scored just 172 runs averaging below 15. In India's lone practice match against Essex at Chelmsford, Pujara had scored a single and 23 runs in the three-day affair.