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WTC final: Hopefully India will cross the tip line this time, says Cheteshwar Pujara

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By India Today Sports Desk: Veteran India batter Cheteshwar Pujara talked about on Monday that the preparations that India players have managed to get inside the lead-up to the World Test Championship final has made him hopeful that the workers can get earlier the tip line inside the large final, starting June 7. India will sort out Australia inside the summit battle on the Oval in London.

India misplaced to New Zealand inside the final of the inaugural model of the WTC nevertheless the Asian giants earned themselves one different different to battle for the large prize.

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Quite just some India players, along with Virat Kohli, Pujara, Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Siraj, landed inside the UK early as they left for England sooner than the playoffs of the IPL 2023. The likes of Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane Shubman Gill, and Mohammed Shami joined the workers each week upfront after that features inside the playoffs of the T20 match.

Unlike others, Cheteshwar Pujara was in England for close to 2 months, principal Sussex in County Championships Division 2. Pujara carried out alongside Steve Smith for Sussex, scoring 545 runs, along with 3 an entire lot, in 6 matches.

Pujara, chatting with ICC 2 days ahead of the final word, Cheteshwar Pujara expressed confidence inside the experience of the Indian batters in English conditions. The likes of Kohli, Pujara, and comeback man Rahane are having fun with inside the UK for the third or 4th time of their careers.

“We have had very good preparation so hopefully this time we will cross the line,” Pujara instructed the ICC.

“Most of the guys have played enough cricket here and some of them have played County cricket too. And you need that experience…we know each other’s strengths and we have played a lot of cricket against Australia as well so we know what to expect from the opposition team.”


Notably, head coach Rahul Dravid, who spoke to the press in London on Monday, touched upon the value of Pujara’s county stint, together with that his experience of principal Sussex will grow to be helpful.

“Yeah, we certainly have had conversations with Puji. About obviously about batting, but he also leads Sussex. So he has a good idea about the kind of tactics and the strategy that is used by the County bowlers that he has played with, so we have had some conversations in and around that. We will see how we can maybe incorporate some of that,” Dravid talked about.

India will monetary establishment on Cheteshwar Pujara to realize large as they face a high-quality Australian tempo assault on the Oval. India could have good reminiscences of the venue as they obtained their ultimate Test proper right here in 2021 in direction of England.