I think biggest contribution from Pant was the belief that he instilled that India could survive this match! I presume Saha or Mayank makes the team for Jadeja! Hope Ashwin is fit!prasen9 wrote: ↑Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:16 pm Actually, for the draw the contribution of Vihari was greater than Pant's. Pujara 205 balls, Vihari 161* balls, Ashwin 128* balls, Pant 118 balls. That Pujara could eat up balls was given. Kudos to Pant for making us believe and for taking the battle to the opposition. But, the true heroes were also Vihari and Ashwin, both injured. Most important, Vihari and Ashwin were unbeaten.
And if Vihari can’t go, it is likely that both of them make the team, unless we bring in Shardul as Prasen suggest! I may seriously consider going with kuldip if Ashwin can’t prove his fitness! We want 100% fit Ashwin, even if there is slight doubt, bring in Kuldeep! I am pretty sure We may not lose a whole lot from bowling! That may make our tail practically non-existent
By the way, did it feel like Pant was wanting to reach his century before new ball was bought in? I think sending Pant at 5 was long overdue! May have made. A big difference in first innings! Could have changed the complexion of the game! India has to be flexible in their batting lineup, cannot have Vihari and Pujara at crease together!