Prithvi Shaw Can Replace Cheteshwar Pujara At No.3 In Tests, Says Former Australia Cricketer

Written by Abhishek Patil

Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg reckons Prithvi Shaw can be an ideal replacement for Chesteshwar Pujara at No.3 in the longest format of the game.

A fan had asked Hogg whether KL Rahul should be replacing Pujara at the number three slot for the Tests against England. To this query, Hogg replied on Twitter: “If anyone was going to replace Pujara it would be Prithvi Shaw. Feel he is more suited there thanĀ opening. Has a lot of talent and a long future. He is not in the tour group but a wild card choice. #EngvIND.”

Pujara failed to impress in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand as he recorded scores of just 8 and 15.

Opener Shubman Gill has suffered a shin injury and is out for eight weeks. Speaking to ANI, sources in the know of developments said it happened after the World Test Championship final and Gill will be out of action for some time.

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