IPL 2021: 3 teams that can choose Cheteshwar Pujara for IPL 2021.
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021: The biggest misconception of T20 cricket is that test players can’t have an impact. However, in the recent past the ideology has been shattered and we have seen many test players flourish in the shorter format of cricket.
Heroes of the Indian team in the Australian tour, Cheteshwar Pujara has shown his interest in the upcoming Indian Premier League. During the recent video call, the cricketer said he surely wants to play cricket and is doing well if given the chance.
In this article, we are going to take a look at which team can choose Cheteshwar Pujara to strengthen the core.
3 team that can choose Cheteshwar Pujara for IPL 2021:
Kings XI Punjab:
While the final season of the Mohali-based franchise didn’t go well, it sure did produce some serious entertainment. With the first game ending in super, he won five consecutive trotting matches. The KL Rahul-led franchise did everything to seal the place in the playoffs. However, the franchise lost the game to the Chennai Super Kings, which kicked them out of the league.
KXIP’s major failure was their middle order. During the IPL 2020, the 3 best drummers of KXIP accumulated more than 70% of races while there was a drastic puncture in the intermediate order. KXIP will want to overcome this flaw and include good batsmen to counter the intermediaries.
Cheteshwar Pujara may be the guy from KXIP. Pujara being mentally strong also has the ability to score fast runs. Pujara who is in good contact with the bat can be useful for the side led by KL Rahul.
Royals of Rajasthan:
The team full of foreign stars have decided to leave their skipper Steve Smith. The Royals in the 2020 auction let Ajinkya Rahane go who controlled the innings if they failed in the first order.
The presence of the experienced Indian batsmen at No.4 was their main concern in IPL 2020 as their skipper Steve Smith couldn’t hold his form for a later part of the league.
Now that they have freed their skipper they can go for Cheteshwar Pujara who can play nice spin and take over the innings once the match is on for them.
The team led by David Warner is on the run to improve year after year. The team whose strength is in bowling have invested in batsmen over the years. David Warner, Johnny Bairstow, and Kane Williamson are among their top picks. However, being in the franchise’s top 4 with such a good team, SRH is slipping with a bad game.
The middle order might be an issue for them, Pujara who has a good run in T20 format might be an option for them. Manish Pandey for SRH has been a key player, however, the drummer failed last year.
In such drastic situations, Pujara can be the guy who can control the innings and let Manish Pandey play freely.
READ ALSO: India vs England test series: BCCI will allow 50% crowd for 2nd test match
READ ALSO: India vs England test run: all Indian and English players have tested negative for Covid-19, training will start from Tuesday