Cheteshwar Pujara      

Full name Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara

Born January 25, 1988, Rajkot, Gujarat

Current age 31 years 153 days

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 Legbreak

Relation Father - AS Pujara, Uncle - BS Pujara

Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 68 114 8 5426 206* 51.18 11682 46.44 18 20 638 11 45 0
ODIs 5 5 0 51 27 10.20 130 39.23 0 0 4 0 0 0
First-class 187 307 37 14729 352 54.55 49 50 125 0
List A 103 101 19 4445 158* 54.20 11 29 39 0
T20s 64 56 10 1356 100* 29.47 1240 109.35 1 7 158 20 32 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 68 1 6 2 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 187 19 237 146 5 2/4 2/4 29.20 3.69 47.4 0 0 0
List A 103 1 6 8 0 - - - 8.00 - 0 0 0
T20s 64 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Bengaluru, Oct 9-13, 2010 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v India at Bulawayo, Aug 1, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, Jun 19, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Saurashtra v Vidarbha at Rajkot, Dec 17-20, 2005 scorecard
Last First-class Vidarbha v Saurashtra at Nagpur, Feb 3-7, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Central Zone v West Zone at Gwalior, Feb 25, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Madhya Pradesh v Saurashtra at Delhi, Sep 26, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Maharashtra v Saurashtra at Mumbai (BS), Apr 4, 2007 scorecard
Last T20s Saurashtra v Goa at Indore, Mar 2, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
10 Saurashtra v Goa Indore 2 Mar 2019 T20
1 Saurashtra v Mumbai Indore 28 Feb 2019 T20
39* Saurashtra v Sikkim Indore 25 Feb 2019 T20
42* Saurashtra v Punjab Indore 24 Feb 2019 T20
68 Saurashtra v M. Pradesh Indore 22 Feb 2019 T20
100* Saurashtra v Railways Indore 21 Feb 2019 T20
1, 0 Saurashtra v Vidarbha Nagpur 3 Feb 2019 FC
45, 131* Saurashtra v Karnataka Bengaluru 24 Jan 2019 FC
11, 67* Saurashtra v U. Pradesh Lucknow 15 Jan 2019 FC
193 India v Australia Sydney 3 Jan 2019 Test # 2339
Profile

Cheteshwar Pujara's batting is a throwback to eras gone by, not so much in technique - he is unusually bottom-handed for someone who pays his bills through Test cricket - as in temperament. He steps down to spinners but keeps the ball along the carpet, he doesn't tire of scoring runs no matter the opposition or venue, his fitness is more about what is required for batting for long periods as opposed to bulging biceps with tattoos on them.

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Feb 6, 2019

Dharmendrasinh Jadeja completed a six-wicket haul, Vidarbha v Saurashtra, Ranji Trophy 2018-19, final, Nagpur, February 6, 2019

Dharmendrasinh Jadeja completed a six-wicket haul

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Feb 6, 2019

Saurashtra struck often enough to keep Vidarbha on the back foot, Vidarbha v Saurashtra, Ranji Trophy 2018-19 final, Nagpur, 4th day, February 6, 2019

Saurashtra struck often enough to keep Vidarbha on the back foot

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Feb 4, 2019

Cheteshwar Pujara walks back

Cheteshwar Pujara walks back

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Notes

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2013