IPL 2021: 3 Teams that can pick Cheteshwar Pujara for IPL 2021.
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021: The biggest misunderstanding of the T20 cricket is that the test players cannot make an impact there. However, in the recent past, the ideology has been shattered and we have witnessed many Test player flourishing in the shortest format of cricket.
Team India’s hero in the Australian tour, Cheteshwar Pujara has shown his interest in the upcoming Indian Premier League. During the recent video conference, the cricketer told that he surely wants to play cricket and will do well if given an opportunity.
In this article, we will take a look at the team that can pick Cheteshwar Pujara to strengthen the core.
3 team that can pick Cheteshwar Pujara for IPL 2021:
Kings XI Punjab:
While the last season for the Mohali based franchise did not go well but surely they produced some serious entertainment. With the first game-ending into super over to winning five consecutive games on the trot. KL Rahul led franchise did everything to seal the playoff berth. However, the franchise lost the game against Chennai Super Kings which thrown them out of the league.
The major failure of KXIP was their middle-order. In IPL 2020, top 3 batsmen of KXIP amassed over 70 per-cent runs while there was a drastic puncture in the middle order. KXIP will want to overcome that defect and include some good batsmen to counter the middle overs.
Cheteshwar Pujara can be the guy for KXIP. Pujara being mentally strong also has the capability to score quick runs. Pujara who is in good touch with the bat can come handy for the KL Rahul led side.
The side packed with the star overseas players have decided to leave their skipper Steve Smith. Royals in 2020 auctions let go Ajinkya Rahane who controlled the innings when there was a failure in the top order.
The presence of the experienced Indian batsmen at number 4 was their main concern in IPL 2020 as their skipper Steve Smith could not hold his form for later part of the league.
Now as they have released their skipper, they can go for Cheteshwar Pujara who can play spin nice and take the charge of the innings once the game is on for them.
David Warner led side is on the run to get better year by year. The side whose strength lies in the bowling has invested in the batsmen over the years. David Warner, Johnny Bairstow and Kane Williamson are some their best picks. However, being in the top 4 franchise with such a good squad, SRH slips down with one bad game.
The middle-order could be an issue for them, Pujara who has a good run in the T20 format could be an option for them. Manish Pandey for SRH has been an anchor player however, the batsman failed last year.
In such drastic situations, Pujara can be the guy who can control the innings and let Manish Pandey play freely.
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