Yashasvi Jaiswal made a splash in IPL 2023.
Cheteshwar Pujara was seen failing in the final.
New Delhi. After facing defeat in the World Test Championship Final (WTC Final), Team India is gearing up for the next season of this tournament. It will start with two Tests on the West Indies tour. Looking at the performance of the players in the final, many big changes can be seen on this tour. One of which includes the replacement of Cheteshwar Pujara. If the report of Cricbuzz is to be believed then the young batsman who is standing a mountain of runs in IPL will enter in place of Pujara. In such a situation, the question arises whether Pujara’s backup plan has failed again?
In the World Test Championship final, Pujara could not manage to score big with the bat. Due to poor form of Pujara, the team remained out of Team India for some time. But he scored a mountain of runs in county cricket and made a comeback in Team India. Pujara’s brilliant innings of 90 and 102 with the bat were also seen on the Bangladesh tour. Although he is called the backbone of Team India at number 3 in Tests, but since 2020, only one century has been seen from Pujara’s bat in 52 innings. Now after flopping in the final, his backup plan seems to have failed. According to Cricbuzz, IPL’s young centurion Yashasvi Jaiswal can replace Pujara in the Test against West Indies.
What do the figures of success say?
There is a vast difference between T20 format and Test format. If 21-year-old Jaiswal replaces Pujara in the Test against West Indies, then it will be no less than an ordeal for him. However, in the IPL, he won everyone’s heart with his cricketing shots and blasted the opposition teams by scoring a mountain of brilliant runs.
Talk about Jaiswal’s figures in the long format, then this young man has shown IPL style in first class cricket as well. Jaiswal, who made his first class debut in 2019, created havoc last year. This batsman had hit 2 centuries in 2 consecutive innings against Mumbai last year. Not only this, Yashasvi became the fastest batsman to complete 1000 runs in first class cricket. Now it will be interesting to see whether he is able to capitalize on the opportunity after his debut in Team India.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 15, 2023, 19:30 IST