IND vs ENG: Wasim Jaffer bets on Cheteshwar Pujara as an opener for the 5th Test


New Delhi: The 5th Test match will be played between India and England (India vs England) from Friday (July 1). Last year’s last match between the two teams will be played from today at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. With which playing XI the Indian team will enter the field in this match, it is a big question. Meanwhile, the country’s former cricketer Wasim Jaffer has announced his playing XI for the fifth Test match. In the 11 players selected by the former Indian batsman for the last Test match, five pure batsmen, one wicket-keeper player, two all-rounders and three fast bowlers have been selected.

Wasim Jaffer has selected Cheteshwar Pujara as the opener along with Shubman Gill in the last Test match. Apart from this, he has selected Hanuma Vihari, former Indian captain Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer respectively in the middle order. Apart from this, he has selected Rishabh Pant as a wicket-keeper player in the team. Apart from this, he has selected two players as all-rounder players. The names of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin are included in this. It is surprising that the name of Shardul Thakur was not selected in Jaffer’s playing XI. In fact, Thakur did a great job on the tour of England last year.

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Apart from this, he has selected three fast bowlers in his team. In this, the names of Indian experienced fast bowlers Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj are included. Jaffer has included Bumrah in the team as captain. Apart from this, he has given the responsibility of wicketkeeping as well as vice-captaincy to Pant.

Wasim Jaffer’s playing XI for the 5th Test match: Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper and vice-captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah (captain) and Mohammad Siraj.

Tags: Cheteshwar Pujara, India Vs England, Shubman Gill, Wasim Jaffer


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