Cheteshwar Pujara, who was recently dropped from the Test team, has joined Sussex for the 2022 County season.

Cheteshwar Pujara has revealed that youngster Shubman Gill will play the first Test between India and New Zealand but refused to reveal his batting position.

“Can’t reveal that at this stage. But see, he is a talented player and definitely he will be part of the team. So someone like him, you know he doesn’t need to worry too much, he has been playing good cricket for a couple of years since he has made his debut. It was unfortunate that he missed out on England, but he is a talented player, and I don’t think personally I will need to tell him much,” quipped Pujara.

When asked about Gill’s batting position, Pujara refused to reveal any details.

“Rahul bhai is there, he will give the best guidance. So I think he will just have to play his natural game. I can’t reveal the position he will bat at, but he is well prepared and I am sure he is looking forward to this series,” Pujara, who is the vice-captain for the first Test, said in response to a Sportskeeda query during a virtual press conference.

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