Double centurion Pujara backs Oz decision to drop 'ineffectual' Lyon from Hyderabad Test

Sydney, Mar 5 (ANI): Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has said that he believed that Australian selectors had taken the right decision to drop off-spinner Nathan Lyon from the Hyderabad Test, adding that he felt comfortable batting against him.

Pujara, who scored 204 yesterday to leave Australia facing a 2-0 series deficit, said that he was not surprised that Lyon had been dropped after the off-spinner bowled just one maiden from 52.3 overs in the Chennai Test, reports.

Stating that the Oz selectors had to make some changes in the Test squad, Pujara said that Lyon went for a lot of runs for which the selectors had to take the decision of dropping him, adding that as a batsman, he felt comfortable facing Lyon.

Commenting on the Xavier Doherty-Glenn Maxwell alliance, Pujara said that the Australian selectors wanted someone who can bat and so Maxwell was a good option for them.

The double centurion, who had made 206 not out against England in his sixth Test match, further said that he was comfortable playing against the Australian spinners after having batted well against English spin duo Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar in the past.

Pujara also delivered a no-nonsense appraisal of Australia's batting line-up, claiming some lack mental application and appear clueless batting on spin-friendly Indian wickets. (ANI)


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