Red ball specialist Cheteshwar Pujara recently returned to the Indian Test squad for the tour of England while Ajinkya Rahane missed out on a place in the team due to a hamstring injury. Rahane did not play a few matches for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2022 as well due to injury. He has been out of the team since the Test series against South Africa. At the same time, fast bowler Ishant Sharma has also not been included in the team for the Test against England. Former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg has given his statement regarding this.
Brad Hogg has said that the selectors should now give more chances to the youngsters in Tests. Talking on his official YouTube channel, Hogg said, ‘I think it is very good that the selectors have kept Rahane and Ishant out of the Test team. Both these cricketers are old now. They haven’t been performing for a long time. You need to bring youngsters into the team so that they can gain experience with people who are already experienced.
Praising IPL franchise KKR, the former spinner said, “He will go ahead with batting in Test cricket with Virat Kohli.” Shreyas Iyer is going to spend many years with former captain Virat Kohli to be able to bat, understand the longer format game and develop a game plan. India has to play the fifth and final Test match on the England tour from July 1 to 5. This match was supposed to be the last, but it was postponed due to Corona.