3 common factors in India's four overseas wins in 2018
- Three common things in India's four overseas wins in 2018.
#1 Mr Dependable - Cheteshwar Pujara
India’s Premier Batsman no doubt has been Virat Kohli in the 2018 away Season.
He was the leading run scorer in both South Africa and the England Series. However, the Indian Skipper did not get enough support from his fellow top order batsmen in both the tours.
Interestingly, in all the four away wins last year, it was India’s number three Cheteshwar Pujara who made significant contributions with the bat. A gritty 50 in a difficult Wanderer’s wicket against the Proteas, a crucial 72 against England in the Trent Bridge Test and magnificent 100s in Adelaide and Melbourne in challenging wickets in the ongoing Test Series against Australia all set up great overseas victories for Team India.
Cheteshwar Pujara is currently the leading run scorer in the ongoing series Down Under. Pujara will definitely look to carry his brilliant form into 2019 and India will be hoping that the solid batsman delivers in the all-important series decider at SCG.Published 02 Jan 2019, 21:43 IST