India successfully defeats Australia during the 2018-19 test series and crown the un expected victory. India defeats the Australia when their star players Steve Smith and David Warner were out of team.
Now talking about the Test series which is to be played later in the year, Australia’s Nathan Lyon says that while all focus is on Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara is like the ‘new wall’.
Pujara was the star of the series the last time India toured Australia and the right-hander was sure to give a tough time to the Aussie bowling unit.
“I think Pujara flies under the radar a little bit when you look at the Indian side,” Lyon was as quoted by ESPNCricinfo.
“Obviously you look at Rahane and Virat and these guys. But Pujara is a wall. He’s the new wall I should say. It helps that he played exceptionally well last time out here. He adapted his game. He had a bit of luck which is what you need when you’re playing at the top level.
“He obviously played his absolute backside off, which for India was good to see but we’re going to have to make sure that come this summer we have to come with some new plans to combat Pujara. As I said, he flies under the radar a little bit – he definitely won’t be flying under the radar come this summer,” he further added.
As for their clash, India and Australia are scheduled to play a four-match Test series later this year as part of the World Test Championship.
However, it is being speculated that the series might end up taking place without any crowds due to the coronavirus pandemic.