The Indian cricket team did not start the 5 match Test series with a 31 runs loss in the first test match played at Edgbaston. Virat Kohli contributed in both innings but the rest of Indian batting order failed.
Cheteshwar Pujara was dropped in the first test match due to poor form. He was replaced by KL Rahul who disappointed with twin failures. With India losing the first match and questions on top order 3 batsmen; it was a big blunder to drop to one of best solid number 3 batsman in this current Indian test team.
Here we look at the 5 reasons why dropping Pujara was a big blunder by Team India in the first Test match: