MELBOURNE: Australia”s “in-depth” planning to subdue Cheteshwar Pujara labored out nicely within the opening Check however spinner Nathan Lyon says it might be a large problem to maintain the “world-class” batsman quiet by way of the rest of the sequence.
Lyon stated the house workforce has a few extra surprises lined up for Pujara, who is taken into account essential within the Indian batting line-up for his doggedness. The second Check begins on Saturday in Melbourne.
“I can”t reveal secrets and techniques, to be sincere with you. However, clearly Pujara is a world-class batter and he’s going to be a giant problem for us for the remainder of the sequence,” 33-year-old Lyon stated at a digital press-conference on Wednesday.
“We spoke about him (Pujara) in depth earlier than the sequence began, it was good to see a few plans come off in Adelaide, however we’ve got obtained a pair extra issues.
“So, hopefully if he does get in, we will put into ploy…it’s all the time enjoyable difficult your self towards one of the best gamers on this planet and Pujara is unquestionably a kind of guys,” added the senior spinner however refused to elaborate on his plans.
Lyon had dismissed a well-set Pujara for 43 within the first innings of the Adelaide Check, which Australia received by eight wickets.
Lyon additionally stated India have gotten sufficient gamers to fill within the “large gap” left by talismanic skipper Virat Kohli, who has returned to India for the delivery of his first baby.
“…Ajinkya Rahane and (Cheteshwar) Pujara, simply to call a pair. However you continue to obtained the likes of (KL) Rahul and (Mayank) Agarwal, who’ve been distinctive as nicely, so there may be (are) sufficient guys in that squad to fill Virat”s sneakers,” he stated.
“It’s going to be a giant problem for us once more and we’ll begin our preparation very well and ensure we’re ready to tackle India once more on (the) Boxing Day, it will be one other large problem for us,” added Lyon, who has 391 Check wickets to his credit score.
Lyon additionally feels that Indian batsmen will attempt to assault him as soon as once more, a technique that he’s each acquainted and cozy with.
“…while you take a look at the standard of the short bowlers that we’ve got obtained right here in Australian facet, I believe it”s one among their techniques to return after me which is completely high quality,” he stated.
“I’m fairly used to having guys come after me…so it”s all enjoyable a part of enjoying cricket and particularly being a spin bowler,” he added.
India recorded their lowest Check rating of 36/9 in Adelaide however Lyon is assured that the guests would come out all weapons blazing within the second Check.
“I don”t suppose it will likely be that tough. You take a look at the standard of gamers within the Indian facet and they’ve some completely world class gamers all through the entire squad.
“It is among the days the place nothing went proper for them and every little thing went proper for us…We expect them to return out firing and never have any scars from the opposite day.
“…we will”t go on the market anticipating we”re going to bowl them out for 50 once more.”
The second Check of the four-match sequence, might be aired on Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 3 and Sony Six channels, from December 26, from 4.30am onwards.