Pujara : India Crucial for The World Test Championship Final
Crucial Time for India
To qualify for the International Cricket Council World Test Championship Final. India cannot afford to lose a game , the currently India and England are 1-1 level in the four-match test series.
Cheteswar Pujara the Indian Top-order batsman said that the team needs on focusing on 3rd Test to start on February 24 at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad in a Pink Ball fixture.
“We have played just one day-night game in India and it was with the SG ball. Domestic games which I have played were with the kookaburra ball. To be honest, it is difficult to predict whether you can keep the grass cover. It is an important game for us to qualify for the finals of the World Test Championship, we will try to focus on the game,” he said.
“Even I have played so many Tests, but with the pink ball, I also don’t have much experience. I do not think experience matters a lot when you are playing the one-off game with the pink-ball in a series. As we keep playing more, we will get used to it. It is just Test cricket; we will have to play normal cricket. As a team, we have certain goals as a batting and bowling unit, we will stick to them. The next two Tests are very important for us, we would like to stick to our game plans,” he added.
After England wins with a 227-run in 1st test, India’s comeback in the 2nd Match by 317 runs.
“It is a new stadium and pitch. Once we play more games here, we will get to know about the pitch. It is a beautiful stadium; we all are enjoying it here. We had a gym session yesterday and we had a net session today. I played in Ahmedabad in 2012, I have fond memories of playing against England here. We are looking forward to this Test,” he said.