Indian veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh, who has been part of Sky Sports commentary team, says Indian should include Cheteshwar Pujara in the playing XI for the next game. Pujara was dropped from the first Test and KL Rahul was added in the side in place of him.
Rahul could only score 4 and 13 in the two innings at Edgbaston. While former India cricketer Virender Sehwag thinks India shouldn't make changes in the playing XI, Harbhajan said that skipper Virat Kohli should definitely think about adding Pujara in the batting line-up.
The 38-year-old also added that chinaman Kuldeep Yadav deserves a place in the side as well. "I don't care who should be dropped, but the Lord's Test playing XI must have Pujara. He is a player who can take the polish off the new ball and stay at the crease," Harbhajan told mid-day yesterday.
He added, "Again, I am not bothered who is dropped but Kuldeep must play," emphasized Harbhajan.
India and England will play the next Test on August 9 at Lord's. The first Test wasn't a good one for the Indian batting line-up. In both the innings, only Kohli could cross the 50-run mark. He scored 149 in the first innings and 51 in second innings.