Dhawan to debut, Pujara fit for Mohali Test

Pujara batted in the nets for a while today (Wednesday) before going for a catching practice session with the fielding coach Trevor Penney, almost putting to rest speculations about his participation.

updated: March 13, 2013 14:45 IST
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Mohali: The suspense over Cheteshwar Pujara's extent of injury ended on Wednesday with teammate Shikhar Dhawan confirming the Indian middle-order mainstay's participation in the third cricket Test against Australia, starting in Mohali on Thursday.

"Pujara is fit and ready to play," Dhawan, who will be making his Test debut on Thursday, told reporters.

Initially though, the Delhi left-hander was reluctant in answering Pujara's status.

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