Rated highly for his impeccable skills and unmatched determination - Cheteshwar Pujara is the backbone of Indian batting line-up when it comes to cricket's purest format. Since his debut in red ball cricket in 2010 versus Australia, the Rajkot-born batsman as grown leaps and bounds as his career progressed. With his outstanding technique and ability to bat for long hours without losing concentration, Pujara has been a thorn in the flesh of oppositions. With an impressive career average of more than 50 in Test cricket, Pujara is presently rated among the best number three batsmen in the world while playing in whites. Mostly compared with Rahul Dravid for his sheer sense of determination and will power to bat for long hours without breaking any sweat, Pujara has carved a niche for himself in the cricketing world. Despite being picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders in the first edition of Indian Premier League (2008), Pujara never managed to leave a mark in white ball cricket and largely due to his reputation as an exclusive Test player. After a forgettable tour to England in 2014/15, the right-handed batsman spent some extended sessions in English County cirucit with teams - Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire. Major teams: India, Derbyshire, India A, India Green, India Under-19s, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Nottinghamshire, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Saurashtra, Saurashtra Under-16s, Saurashtra Under-19s, Yorkshire Playing role: Top-order batsman Batting style: Right-hand bat Bowling style: Legbreakread more
Pujara scored a sublime 231 runs against Middlesex. The India batter faced 403 balls and hit 21 boundaries and 3 sixes. Pujara batted for close to eight hours.
Ian Salisbury, Sussex Head Coach, went on to say that Pujara has been a leader ever since he joined the team and has been very keen on stepping up in the absence of Tom.
After Rahul Dravid retired, Pujara was bestowed with the responsibility of batting at India for no.3 and control the innings.
While the other Indian greats were busy playing the star-studded Indian Premier League, Pujara was busy playing Test cricket and preparing himself for the last Test match of the series to be played against England.
With the experienced Rohit out of the playing eleven, seasoned Cheteshwar Pujara has a good chance of opening the batting with young Shubman Gill.
On the 2nd day of the game, Pujara came out to bat, faced five deliveries, and was sent packing by his Indian teammate, Mohammed Shami.
Rizwan said he had had some quality discussions with Pujara on the perception of Indian players about being engaged in bilateral cricket with Pakistan.
The 34-year-old Pujara scored 720 runs, including two double hundreds and two centuries, in five Division two games for Sussex.
Pujara's hundred came off off-spinner Mark Stoneman, whom he drove for three runs
The day began with Sussex at 362/5, with the Indian batsman on 128 and the Pakistani batsman-wicketkeeper on 5
The batsman who was dropped from the Indian Test team following the series loss in South Africa earlier this year, smashed 203 off 334 balls.
Pujara, who was batting on 107 off 167 balls, hit 13 fours to help his side take a substantial lead against Durham, who were all out on 223 in their first innings.
Senior India batter Cheteshwar Pujara redeemed himself with an unbeaten double hundred in the second innings as Sussex snatched a draw against Derbyshire at the 2022 County Championship on Sunday, April 17.
Veteran Indian Batter, Cheteshwar Pujara redeemed himself with a century for Sussex in the second innings of the 2022 County Championship on Sunday, April 17.
Senior India batter Cheteshwar Pujara could only score six off 15 balls in his first innings of the 2022 County Championship here on Friday.
Both were named in the Sussex playing eleven which is captained by Tom Daines. With Derbyshire opting to bat, Pujara and Rizwan are expected to bat on day two.
Pujara will arrive in time for the first Championship match of the season and remain until at least the end of the RL50 competition.
India and Sri Lanka will lock horns in a two-match Test series, beginning Friday in Mohali. Rahane and Pujara have been dropped for the Tests and it will be interesting to see who comes into the side.
Rohit Sharma was appointed as the new Test captain of the Indian men's team while veterans Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane were dropped from the Sri Lanka series.
Saurashtra, led by pacer Jaydev Unadkat, are placed along with domestic heavyweights and 41-time Ranji champions Mumbai, Odisha and Goa.