Brad Hogg on Cheteshwar Pujara: “You have to perform to preserve your spot.”


Former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg believes Cheteshwar Pujara’s time with the Indian Test team is running out. Hogg believes Pujara needs to return to produce marathon knocks with big runs for India. Pujara’s batsmanship is undeniable, but Hogg, a 50-year-old Australian spinner, is concerned about his recent performances.

Pujara was unable to make many runs in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand due to a lack of ideas. Pujara’s inability to rotate the strike was putting pressure on the batsmen at the non-end, striker’s according to Brad Hogg in a video on his YouTube channel.

Brad Hogg, in a Twitter response to one of his followers, stated that while India may be tempted to remain with Pujara, this may not be the case for long if he does not deliver the stats soon. He wrote on Twitter:

“Agreed he is a good player, but you have to perform to keep your spot. He is one player you would give a few more chances to than others in the test format.”

Brad Hogg wants Prithvi Shaw to return to the Indian Test squad.
Following his disastrous pink ball Test in Australia, Prithvi Shaw was dropped from the Indian team. His method had some evident weaknesses that needed to be corrected.

So Shaw went back to hone on his technique, and in 2021, he came out firing in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He hit 827 runs with a 165.40 batting average in just eight games. During the IPL’s 2021 season, he was also on fire, forming a fearsome partnership with Shikhar Dhawan at the top of the order.

Despite the fact that Shaw is on the Sri Lankan tour, Brad Hogg believes the swashbuckling youth has made the necessary modifications to his technique and should fly to England for the Test series once the Sri Lankan trip is through.

Following the announcement that Shubman Gill will be absent for two months, speculations have surfaced that the Indian squad wants to bring in Prithvi Shaw as a sub. Shaw may also fill in at No. 3 if Pujara needs to be removed, according to Brad Hogg. Only time will tell whether India will continue to support Pujara.

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