Cheteshwar Pujara flies under the radar: Nathan Lyon
MELBOURNE: Australian spinner Nathan lyon on Tuesday he said the Indian hitter Cheteshwar Pujara it is often underestimated and goes unnoticed.
But he also commented that this would not be the case later this year, as Australia and India will shut down the horns in a series of four-game trials.
I think Pujara flies a little under the radar when you look at the Indian side. Obviously you look at Rahane, Virat and these guys. But Pujara is a wall. It is the new wall, I must say. It helps that you played exceptionally. well, last time here. He adapted his game. He was a little lucky, which is what you need when you're playing at the highest level, Lyon said, quoted by ESPN Cricinfo.
Obviously he played his absolute backhand, which for India was good to see, but we are going to have to make sure that this summer we have new plans to fight Pujara. Like I said, it flies under the radar a bit, it definitely won't fly under the radar this summer, he added.
During the 2018-19 series, India managed to defeat Australia at home for the first time in a series of tests.
In the four-game series back then, Pujara managed to register three centuries in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney to be the backbone of India's 2-1 series victory.
However, Australia at that time was without the services of David Warner and Steve Smith .
The series later this year promises to be a mouth-watering prospect. India and Australia are currently on the number one and two spots in the World Test Championship (WTC) standings.
Lyon was slated to represent Hampshire at the County Championship this year, however, his term was suspended last week due to COVID-19.
He is Australia's third tallest wicket player in the game's longest format, having a total of 390 wickets in Test cricket.
Lyon was last seen in action at the Big Bash League for Sydney Sixers .