The Test specialist, Cheteshwar Pujara is confident of dealing England side this time around in the impending five-match Test series. It has always been a topsy-turvy tour to England for India as they never really looked into the driver’s seat.
The previous tour in 2014 was a disaster apart from the famous victory at Lord’s. However, Pujara feels they would get England this time to seal the series.
It will be really special but not that easy: Cheteshwar Pujara
Pujara, the senior batsman in the team answered it would be a great feeling for all the team members if they went on to win series against England. But, he is also aware that it isn’t that easy to win in the United Kingdom (UK).
Meanwhile, talking about the positives, he added the players in the squad also toured in 2014. He feels that they have learnt a lot from the previous tour to come good this time for India.
“But, at the same time, it won’t be easy for us. We’ll have to really work hard for it, but it will be a special feeling for all of us if we win the Test series in England. Many guys [in the squad] have been here in 2014, so they will definitely learn from their mistakes. If we improve on those areas, then definitely we have a good chance of winning the series,” Pujara said.
Pujara opines bowling department changed the outlook of India:
Pujara acknowledged that India made rapid strides in the International arena. He feels the major difference has been the improvement in the bowling department.
Despite all, Cheteshwar Pujara is confident of a strong show from both the teams in the Test series. With the conditions being pretty tough, the contest would be worth watching for the fans.
“Our fast bowling has improved. So, I think the Indian cricket [team] has improved and that is the reason why I feel we are up for this challenge.At the same time, playing in England will always be challenging for us because the conditions are not familiar for all the players. I would say it will be a good Test series, where we can’t take things for granted,” said Pujara.
“We have worked on a few things, especially in 2017 when we started winning in Asia. We won many Test matches, we won many Test series that is where this team came together. We started our process, we became number one and that is when we decided that if we want to remain number one, we have to really work hard,” he asserted.
All in all, a highly contested series is on its way to make fans go frenzy. With both the sides naming top-class cricketers, the duel between the players will be worth watching.