Cheteshwar Pujara, the India batsman, has said that it is important for the country's young players to get a chance to tour abroad so they can learn how to adapt to different conditions. Pujara captained India A on their tour of England in 2010 as a 22-year-old, and it was his prolific form during that series that led to his inclusion in the India squad to face Australia later the same year.
"When we were playing against the England team, they had a few international players like Jonathan Trott [and Ian Bell] and a few fast bowlers [Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Sajid Mahmood] as well," Pujara told ESPNcricinfo. "Being a youngster, if you play them in their home conditions and you do well, you get confidence out of it."
With India's eight away Tests losses to England and Australia over the last nine months as a backdrop, the BCCI recently announced a number of India A and Under-19 tours of the West Indies, England, Australia and South Africa over the next few years. Pujara believes these tours will provide the players with the necessary experience they need to succeed overseas. "Once you experience [those conditions], then you can make a few changes to your technique," he said. "Once you face those conditions, then you know what to do."