Pujara eager to make impact in ODIs

"Hopefully, I will get a game this time"

“Hopefully, I will get a game this time”

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India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has announced that he is eager to make an impact in ODI cricket, but admitted that it is hard to do so if he constantly sits on the bench.

Pujara has only played two ODIs despite making six Test centuries, but he is hoping that will all change during the national team’s three-match ODI tour of Bangladesh.

“Hopefully, I will get a game this time,” Pujara said. “It is a good opportunity for all the young players who are part of this tour.

“Playing against Bangladesh in their home conditions won’t be that easy. Bangladesh is a good team. We have a young side so it will be competitive.”

Pujara also spoke about the upcoming tour of England, stating that India have to use the warm-up matches to get accustomed to the conditions prior to their five-Test series against England.

“We have some time, that is a good thing,” he said. “We have two practice games before the Test matches, so it is a positive thing for us. We have enough time for preparation.”

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