Cheteshwar Pujara      

Full name Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara

Born January 25, 1988, Rajkot, Gujarat

Current age 31 years 272 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 73 122 8 5631 206* 49.39 12116 46.47 18 22 665 14 47 0
ODIs 5 5 0 51 27 10.20 130 39.23 0 0 4 0 0 0
First-class 192 315 37 14934 352 53.71 49 52 127 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 73 1 6 2 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 192 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 India v South Africa at Ranchi, Oct 19-22, 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 India v South Africa at Ranchi, Oct 19-22, 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
0 India v South Africa Ranchi 19 Oct 2019 Test # 2365
58 India v South Africa Pune 10 Oct 2019 Test # 2364
6, 81 India v South Africa Visakhapatnam 2 Oct 2019 Test # 2363
6, 27 India v West Indies Kingston 30 Aug 2019 Test # 2359
2, 25 India v West Indies North Sound 22 Aug 2019 Test # 2358
100 Indians v W. Indies A Coolidge 17 Aug 2019 Other
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
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. In an era of counterattacking batsmen, Pujara is a rare successful defensive batsman who takes pleasure in grinding down attacks and then feasting on them. 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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Latest Photos

Oct 19, 2019

Kagiso Rabada convinces his captain to review a leg before against Cheteshwar Pujara, India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 1st day, October 19, 2019

Kagiso Rabada convinces his captain to review a leg before against Cheteshwar Pujara

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Oct 10, 2019

Cheteshwar Pujara warms up before the start of play, India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Pune, 1st day, October 10, 2019

Cheteshwar Pujara warms up before the start of play

© BCCI

Oct 10, 2019

Cheteshwar Pujara dispatches a short ball, India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Pune, 1st day, October 10, 2019

Cheteshwar Pujara dispatches a short ball

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Notes

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2013