ENG v IND 2018: Cheteshwar Pujara's exclusion from playing XI doesn't shock Twitter

Shikhar Dhawan got a place in the team but Pujara was left out.

Cheteshwar Pujara | GETTY

India and England are ready to battle it out in the first Test at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. The home side won the toss and elected to bat first. England and India both are playing with only one spinner and that gives us a hint about the condition of the pitch.

India has dropped their Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara from playing XI and replaced him with KL Rahul.

While many think it's a bad move by the Indian team management, some are happy with the decision as Pujara wasn't playing as per expectations in overseas.

It will be a real test of Virat Kohli-led side who have been the no. 1 Test team in the world since October 2016. The only Test series they have lost since then is against South Africa earlier this year. They lost the series 2-1 but they had shown fightback in the last Test.

India will be hoping to give England a taste of their own medicine and snatch the victory in the first Test at Edgbaston.

Twitter reacted to the news and most of them are satisfied with the change made by team India. 

Here is the reaction of Twitter after India's playing XI for first Test:


By Sihyeu Singh - 01 Aug, 2018

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