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Pujara to prepare for England tour with Yorkshire stint

Jan 30, 2018: Cheteshwar Pujara has become the most familiar India international in county cricket and returns for a fourth stint ahead of the England Test series

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South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 1st day

Kohli's fire and Pujara's ice do the trick for India

Jan 24, 2018: On a pitch with copious amounts of seam movement, two very different batsmen did in large parts what comes naturally to them to lay a platform for India

Sidharth Monga in Johannesburg

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 1st day

South Africa ahead after 11-wicket day

Jan 24, 2018: Virat Kohli attacked with luck, Cheteshwar Pujara defended and defended solidly, both got fifties in tough batting conditions, but a lower-order collapse gave South Africa the upper hand as India went from 144 for 4 to 187 all out

The Report by Sidharth Monga in Johannesburg

What's the record for most run-outs in a Test?

Jan 23, 2018: And which Test player was struck by lightning during a match in Kingston?

Steven Lynch

South Africa v India, 2nd test, Centurion, 5th day

Pujara, India's run-out specialist

Jan 17, 2018: He has been involved in six of India's last eight run-outs in Tests. The one in the West Indies may have cost him his place in the side, while two in the same Test in South Africa left fans baffled

ESPNcricinfo staff

India in South Africa 2017-18

Does Pujara need to show more intent?

Jan 10, 2018: He was the only Indian top-order batsman to last 100 balls in Cape Town, and looked in control most of the time, but given the approach his captain has asked from his batsmen, Cheteshwar Pujara could be under a bit more pressure than you might think

Sidharth Monga

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

India could chase 350 to win - Pujara

Jan 6, 2018: While Kagiso Rabada believed the pitch was difficult, the India batsman said the visitors could overhaul anything around 350 in the final innings to go 1-0 up in the series

ESPNcricinfo staff

India in South Africa 2017-18

India yearn for a less slippery cordon

Jan 3, 2018: Since India's last tour of South Africa, their slip and gully fielders have dropped more often than they have caught. Whether it's an issue of technique or temperament, they will have to sort it out quickly if they hope to win matches on pitches with pace

Sidharth Monga in Cape Town

India in South Africa 2017-18

India turn focus on getting forward

Jan 2, 2018: At a purposeful nets session on Tuesday, India's batsmen went to work on dealing with lengths they are likely to be tested with by the South African quicks. Tennis-ball props included

Sidharth Monga in Cape Town

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Delhi, 5th day

India aware of issues in slip cordon - Pujara

Dec 6, 2017: With fitness being on agenda, India players have become better athletes, their ground fielding has improved, but nobody from the camp has been able to say why the same fielders seem to resemble non-stick cookware at slips

Sidharth Monga

ICC news

Smith extends lead as No. 1 Test batsman, Pujara climbs to No. 2

Nov 28, 2017: A substantial knock in the next Test could put the Australia captain in the second position on the on the all-time list of most points accumulated by a Test batsman, only behind Sir Don Bradman

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India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Nagpur, 3rd day

Pujara adds slip catching and quick singles to his armoury

Nov 26, 2017: India's preparation for their tour of South Africa continues unimpeded

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Nagpur

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Nagpur, 2nd day

Vijay-Pujara's outstanding home record

Nov 25, 2017: The pair average 89.09 per completed partnership in home Tests and have put together three double century stands so far

S Rajesh

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Kolkata, 2nd day

Pujara's narrow 'V' brings him success

Nov 17, 2017: India's No. 3 painstakingly got the better of Sri Lanka in very testing conditions by carefully choosing which balls to hit and playing straight

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Kolkata

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Kolkata, 2nd day

India wobble against seam before rain washes out second day

Nov 17, 2017: Dasun Shanaka took two wickets as India were reduced to 74 for 5 in bowling-friendly conditions before a period of persistent rain forced officials to call off play more than two hours before the scheduled close

The Report by Nikhil Kalro

Ranji Trophy 2017-18, 5th round, 4th day

Vijay, Pujara warm up for SL Tests with tons

Nov 12, 2017: KL Rahul stroked 92 off 109 balls in Karnataka's second innings while Ajinkya Rahane's stickability contributed to Mumbai denying Baroda

Sruthi Ravindranath

Ranji Trophy 2017-18, Group B, 5th round

Pujara falls short of double-ton but Saurashtra in command

Nov 10, 2017: Haryana's Harshal Patel made 83 to lift his team from 96 for 7 at one point to making 223, before they reduced Rajasthan to 74 for 7

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Sri Lanka in India 2017-18

People expect a lot out of me - Pujara

Nov 10, 2017: After a lean start to the 2017-18 season, the India batsman hit back with a record-breaking double-century and says he is in a good frame of mind ahead of the Sri Lanka series

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ranji Trophy, Group B, 5th round, 1st day

Pujara makes merry again as Gujarat toil

Nov 9, 2017: Opener Snell Patel digs in with Pujara to make maiden first-class ton; Pankaj Singh leaves Haryana in tatters

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ranji Trophy 2017-18, 4th round

Record-breaking Pujara, Saha stand out

Nov 4, 2017: Ishant contributes in Delhi's win, Nair belts second successive ton, Raina's poor form continues

Akshay Gopalakrishnan
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