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The No.3 batting slot would be retained for Cheteshwar Pujara, according to India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane.


Many assumed that Cheteshwar Pujara would be an opener.

said “Pujara is No. 3 in the batting order” for India’s vice-captain Rahane

Management will take the opening call.

According to India’s No. 3 in the batting order, Cheteshwar Pujara will retain his place at the top of the order, with a decision on the team’s opening batsmen yet to be taken by the captain, coach, and team management.

New suggestions claiming that Cheteshwar Pujara could open the batting instead of his normal number three have been denied by Indian Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane. In our opinion, Pujara is our No. 3 batsman.” At this stage, our combination is still in the process of being chosen. Pujara has been extremely consistent for us at the No. 3 positions, and we will make a call on who the opening pair will be with the captain, coach, and management.” Rahane revealed nothing on the playing combination, but he did drop a clue about Shardul Thakur’s excellent lower-order batting. In his upcoming absence, Batsman Rahane stated that fellow Mumbai Thakur, who recently struck a half-century and grabbed 7 wickets against Australia in his second Test in Brisbane, could be a good betting option with the willow.

No two people are alike.” It was hard to find many precedents for what he did in 2018. Sudan can play cricket. Rahane commented on Thakur, who has seven first-class half-centuries but at a low average of 16.58, saying, “He has shown he can be successful in the longer version of the game.”

The following players are working hard in the nets: (Jasprit) Bumrah, (Mohd.) Shami, (Mohd.) Siraj, Umesh (Yadav) and Ishant (Sharma).” A lot depends on how many runs we can get in the final inning.

They’re making an effort to bat in the nets for around 10-12 minutes, which is a good sign. “Results will only appear when you’ve completed the process, and what’s most important is a process and hard effort. We are hopeful that our laggards will contribute.”

While Rahane was being asked about his intentions, Pujara’s name was evoked, as the same word, “purpose,” kept cropping up in the context of his conservative batting. Nevertheless, Rahane made it apparent that team management must make their expectations clear in order for them to be followed.

Clearly, we sat together and planned our batting strategies, but the weather in England is difficult for a hitter.” We all have various plans, and we all need to back our own methods,” Rahane said.

To be successful as a batting team, communication is vital, but each batter should support their own approaches because situations change rapidly throughout the course of an inning. It’s about swiftly becoming acclimated to the conditions. To sum up, we’re ready as a hitting unit.”

According to Rahane, the team is aware that England could have a green top wicket, which favors seam bowlers and disadvantages their batsmen.

As long as they provide us with good wickets, it’s fine with us if England gives us easy games.

To be successful in Test cricket, you must win each and every moment. “We are not too concerned about the type of wickets we get.”

As captain of the Indian Vice-Captain said, bubble fatigue is a thing, and his squad respected Stokes’ decision to focus on his mental well-being by taking a breather from the game.

Bubble (life) is much more difficult than you think.” You must understand a player’s attitude in order to accurately evaluate their play. When you play at the greatest level, you must give your 100% and mental well-being is really important.

We have given him our full respect, and I’m sure his England teammates have as well. For better or worse, it’s all about knowing what athletes are going through as far as their psyche is concerned. “Being in a bubble continuously and performing is difficult,” Rahane admitted.

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