Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. (Picture Supply: Getty Pictures)

Former India batter Wasim Jaffer has mentioned that it might have been extra smart to make Cheteshwar Pujara the stand-in captain of India for the rescheduled fifth and remaining Check match at Edgbaston beginning Friday, July 1. Jaffer’s remarks got here after tempo spearhead Jasprit Bumrah was named the skipper on the final second as Rohit Sharma was dominated out as a consequence of COVID-19.

Justifying his opinion on why Pujara ought to have led India on this Check match, the multiple-time Ranji Trophy winner mentioned that the previous has the expertise of main in First-Class cricket and is a ‘first rate sufficient’ chief. On the similar time, Jaffer additionally talked about that the Gujarat cricketer has already performed 95 Check matches for India which in keeping with him was sufficient for Pujara to get the position.

Cheteshwar Pujara is an honest sufficient chief: Wasim Jaffer

“I’ve seen Pujara lead in first-class cricket. He’s an honest sufficient chief. He has performed 90 (95) odd Assessments, so I really feel it might have made extra sense to go together with him,” Jaffer mentioned on ESPNcricinfo.

“Bumrah was vice-captain beforehand so apparent for him to change into captain however understanding the significance of the match, understanding that the collection is on the road, I might have been tempted to have a look at Cheteshwar Pujara. Bumrah hasn’t captain in any respect. For him to guide in such a Check with out expertise ut you by no means know. Bumrah seems clever, and has received nice sport sense so he would possibly shock us as Hardik Pandya did,” Jaffer added.

Bumrah was given the extra duty of main the Indian workforce from the entrance with the unavailability of standard vice-captain KL Rahul, who underwent a profitable surgical procedure in Germany lately after he had suffered a groin harm earlier this 12 months which additionally dominated him out of the house T20Is in opposition to South Africa.

In the meantime, India are 2-1 up within the collection and would now be hoping to win this one and register their first Check collection victory on Indian soil after the 2007/08 season.



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