Mumbai: With not many runs underneath his belt lately, India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Thursday done it transparent that he is open to bat during any position in a four-match Test cricket array opposite South Africa starting in Mohali on Nov 5.
The Saurashtra right-hander managed usually 64 runs in 5 innings in 3 Ranji Trophy matches recently, though his 145 not out while opening a innings opposite Sri Lanka in a third and final Test in Colombo in Aug should give him a lot of confidence.
Pujara will lead a immature Board President XI side opposite an in-form South Africa in a two-day use compare that starts during a Brabourne Stadium here on Friday.
“I don’t know about my position in a team. Once we get into a group we will have a word with a captain and a manager and will get to know in fact what array they wish me to bat at. Depending on a team’s requirement we am prepared to play. Overall a preparations have been good. Whatever array we will be asked to bat we will be prepared to bat,” Pujara pronounced during a press discussion forward of a warm-up compare here.
“Overall we have batted during array three, that is during times as good as opening a batting. It is not a outrageous disproportion to change a batting sequence when it comes to me. As we have batted during No.3 for prolonged we have a knowledge of confronting a new ball. So technically we do not have to do a vital disproportion in my batting,” he added.
The 27-year-old believes heading to a essential Test array opposite a visitors, a warm-up compare will be an critical one as it will be a same South African bowlers he will be confronting in a Tests.
“Personally and as a team, a diversion is unequivocally important. Be it Board President XI or India A match, any compare before a Test array is critical as it gives we a lot of certainty and right kind of preparations we wish before a series. It is critical as we will play opposite a same set of bowlers who play a Test series,” Pujara, who has 2,218 runs in 28 Tests given his entrance in 2010, said.
“Personally we am really assured forward of a Test series. As we haven’t got large runs newly we won’t contend we am out of form. we don’t consider those failures will put me underneath any pressure. we will not have any problems and we know what we will be confronting and with a knowledge we have, we am assured of doing well,” he said.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan’s Nathu Singh who was called adult in a patrol for a use match, will be a one to watch out for.
Nathu, who has played only 3 Ranji Trophy games was picked by a selectors. With his ability to play fast, he will have to infer his value in a match.
Speaking on a 20-year-old discerning bowler, Pujara said, “I consider Nathu is a gifted youngster. The many critical thing is he is discerning and can pitch a round that we have celebrated in a nets. He is really immature and has a splendid destiny forward of him. These matches opposite tip players in a universe will give him a lot of confidence. Also being in this sauce room will assistance him grow and be a good cricketer.”