Latest Cricket News Updates https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com Latest news from 2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com (c)2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com en-gb Sun 14 Aug 2022 Hopefully they will go back to Ranji Trophy and score lot of runs: Ganguly on Pujara and Rahane https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/VdIe943bO0_drh-sevawcirc/hopefully-they-will-go-back-to-ranji-trophy-and-score-lot-of-runs-ganguly-on-pujara-and-rahane.html BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has urged the struggling Test duo of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane to go back to Ranji Trophy and try and score plenty of runs to get their form and confidence back. Both the veteran batters have been going through a wretched run of form lately. While Rahane has not scored a century since the famous Boxing Day Test against Australia in 2020, Pujara’s last Test hundred was registered in Sydney in January 2019. This pitch has variable bounce: Cheteshwar Pujara after fighting fifty https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/nRkX0iJGFU_drh-sevawcirc/this-pitch-has-variable-bounce-cheteshwar-pujara-after-fighting-fifty.html Indian batter Cheteshwar Pujara admitted that the Johannesburg surface has variable bounce after scoring a crucial fifty on Day 3 of the 2nd Test against South Africa. Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane struck half-centuries while Hanuma Vihari scored a vital 40* as India posted 266 in their second innings and set South Africa a target of 240 for victory. In response, the Proteas reached 118 for 2 by stumps. This is the best opportunity for us to win our first series in South Africa: Cheteshwar Pujara https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/PWv6qQOuFr_drh-sevawcirc/this-is-the-best-opportunity-for-us-to-win-our-first-series-in-south-africa-cheteshwar-pujara.html India’s No. 3 batter Cheteshwar Pujara feels that India’s fast bowlers could be the difference between the two teams in South Africa. Pujara pointed out that India have always done well away from home when their fast bowlers have delivered, whether in Australia or England. Even on the previous tour, while India lost 1-2, their pacers came up with some excellent performances. We are pretty sure they will come back: Vikram Rathour backs struggling Pujara, Rahane https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/mvle86LJIV_drh-sevawcirc/we-are-pretty-sure-they-will-come-back-vikram-rathour-backs-struggling-pujara-rahane.html Despite yet another failure for Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane in the Kanpur Test, Team India’s batting coach Vikram Rathour backed both the veteran batters to come good in the future. Pujara was dismissed for contrasting 20s in both innings of the Test match against New Zealand while stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane registered scores of 35 and 4. All of us are looking forward to his guidance: Cheteshwar Pujara on Rahul Dravid https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/QKwJYwVMVU_drh-sevawcirc/all-of-us-are-looking-forward-to-his-guidance-cheteshwar-pujara-on-rahul-dravid.html Indian batter Cheteshwar Pujara has stated that Rahul Dravid coming in as coach of the Indian team will help not only the younger players but senior players like him as well. It is no secret that Pujara has modelled his game on Dravid. In fact, he took over the No. 3 spot in India’s Test team following Dravid’s retirement. India vs England: No talk about Cheteshwar Pujara’s batting in the dressing room, says Rohit Sharma https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/FMFkJpeAKW_drh-sevawcirc/india-vs-england-no-talk-about-cheteshwar-pujaras-batting-in-the-dressing-room-says-rohit-sharma.html Indian opener Rohit Sharma has said that there has not been any chat at all about Cheteshwar Pujara’s form in the dressing room. According to Rohit, all the talk has been on the outside but within the team, everyone is in full backing of Pujara. India vs England: Hosts on top despite Ajinkya Rahane-Cheteshwar Pujara stand https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/xDKAEzqqsk_drh-sevawcirc/india-vs-england-hosts-on-top-despite-ajinkya-rahane-cheteshwar-pujara-stand.html Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (61) and Cheteshwar Pujara (45) added a crucial 100 runs for the fourth wicket on Day 4 of the Lord’s Test against England. However, both fell before the close of play as the hosts seized back the advantage. India ended the day on 181 for 6, with a lead of only 154 runs. Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant (14 off 29) and Ishant Sharma (4 off 10) were at the crease for India at stumps. Player of Cheteshwar Pujara’s calibre and experience should be left alone: Virat Kohli https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/fskNrgGPvK_drh-sevawcirc/player-of-cheteshwar-pujaras-calibre-and-experience-should-be-left-alone-virat-kohli.html India captain Virat Kohli has asked critics of No. 3 batsman Cheteshwar Pujara to leave him alone. According to Kohli, Pujara has experience and the calibre to figure out the drawbacks in his game. While Pujara has played some stellar knocks for India in the past, he has struggled for runs over the last few series’ as a result of which his ultra-defensive approach has been questioned. As per some critics, Pujara’s slow batting is putting additional pressure on the rest of the batting line-up.