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Former Indian cricketer and selector Sarandeep Singh believes that the senior middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara will have to be rested soon if his poor form with the bat continues.

Indian Test middle-order batting unit which consists of Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli is a big concern for the team management as all three batters have not performed well in 2021.

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Meanwhile, former India selector Sarandeep has said that Cheteshwar Pujara who scored 0 and 16 in the Centurion Test match against South Africa should be rested soon if his flop show continues because Shreyas Iyer who smashed a century on his debut is waiting to get an opportunity in the playing XI.

 “Our batting department is not doing well KL Rahul is the only key factor but we can’t depend on him totally and Virat Kohli but here I want to talk about Pujara that he has to score runs because a centurion like Shreyas Iyer is waiting in the squad because of you as you are a senior player and if your flop show continues then you will have to be rested soon.” said former India cricketer Sarandeep Singh to ANI.

The Team Is Doing Damn Good And I Have Full Faith That We Will Win The Series – Sarandeep Singh

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Virat Kohli-led India breached the Centurion fortress by defeating South Africa by 113 runs in the first Test of the three-match Test series. Sarandeep believes that India will easily win the Test series against South Africa as the Proteas team doesn’t have a good batting or bowling lineup. He said:

The team is doing damn good and I have full faith that we will win the series if I talk about the South Africa team they are just playing for sake of it and not for the win. They have a weak batting and bowling line up and from the second Test Quinton de Kock will not be part of the team so the batting order will collapse badly and our team is doing good.”

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Sarandeep Singh further showered praise on the Indian bowling unit. He asserted:

Our bowling department is doing so well and look at Siraj if we are playing him ahead of Ishant in the team then that shows how good he is playing and how well he did for the team. Talking about Bumrah he is a masterpiece for us and the way he plays is awesome. So, definitely, India will win for the series.”

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