IND V AUS | BORDER - GAVASKAR TROPHY | 3RD TEST, SCG | PINK TEST
DAY 4 REVIEW
Cheteshwar, according to Hindu faith means Lord Shiva, who is also
Rahane & Pujara. Pic courtesy: AP / IndianExpress
renowned for meditation and time.
As per Nameecho.com, the letters in Cheteshwar starting with 'C' mean Capability, Hope, Self-control, Resilience among others.
It's now up to Rahane, coach Ravi Shastri and batting coach Vikram Rathour to strategize the most viable escape plan with the resources available. This is another opportunity for the entire entourage, without regular skipper Virat Kohli (back home on paternity leave), moreso, the playing 11 to come together and chart out a success plan.
Here are 3 strategies India may use to stymie Australia's progress from going 2-1 in this 4-Test series.
1. Assign Pujara the role to hold up one end
The team thinktank will have to help Pujara prepare his mindset on holding up one end, with Hanuma Vihari as stand-by or back-up.
If Pujara succeeds, good for India and the nation's cricket fans. This way, the team can ask Rahane to do the attacking and frustrate the opposition bowlers.
If Pujara fails, Vihari who almost bats like Pujara, needs to take up his place and play the blockathon role.
2. Promote Rishabh Pant if Rahane falls
If Pujara is shoring up one end and Rahane falls, India will do well to promote left-hander Pant ahead of Vihari.
3. Promote Bumrah up the order
India would do well to send Bumrah ahead of Ashwin to bat.
Bumrah was asked to perform the nightwatchman's role recently. He looks to show better intent than Ashwin when called upon to help the team's cause.
Ashwin, meanwhile, could be asked to assume the leadership role when batting down the order along with tail-enders Navdeep Saini and Mohammed Siraj.
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