Cheteshwar Pujara      

Full name Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara

Born January 25, 1988, Rajkot, Gujarat

Current age 26 years 84 days

Major teams India, India A, India Green, India Under-19s, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Saurashtra, Saurashtra Under-16s, Saurashtra Under-19s

Playing role 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 19 32 4 1650 206* 58.92 3228 51.11 6 4 201 3 13 0
ODIs 2 2 0 13 13 6.50 28 46.42 0 0 2 0 0 0
First-class 93 151 24 7855 352 61.85 26 26 56 0
List A 70 70 14 3082 158* 55.03 9 20 29 0
Twenty20 39 31 4 528 62 19.55 510 103.52 0 2 63 7 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 19 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 93 10 153 83 5 2/4 2/4 16.60 3.25 30.6 0 0 0
List A 70 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 39 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Bangalore, Oct 9-13, 2010 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v India at Wellington, Feb 14-18, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v India at Bulawayo, Aug 1, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v India at Bulawayo, Aug 3, 2013 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Saurashtra v Vidarbha at Rajkot, Dec 17-20, 2005 scorecard
Last First-class New Zealand v India at Wellington, Feb 14-18, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Central Zone v West Zone at Gwalior, Feb 25, 2006 scorecard
Last List A North Zone v West Zone at Visakhapatnam, Mar 27, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Maharashtra v Saurashtra at Mumbai (BS), Apr 4, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Chennai T20 v Mohali T20 at Abu Dhabi, Apr 18, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
13 Kings XI v Super Kings Abu Dhabi 18 Apr 2014 T20
13 Saurashtra v Gujarat Mumbai 4 Apr 2014 T20
8 Saurashtra v Baroda Mumbai 3 Apr 2014 T20
62 Saurashtra v Mumbai Mumbai 2 Apr 2014 T20
6 Saurashtra v Maharashtra Mumbai 31 Mar 2014 T20
75 West Zone v North Zone Visakhapatnam 27 Mar 2014 LA
60 West Zone v Central Zone Visakhapatnam 25 Mar 2014 LA
19, 17 India v New Zealand Wellington 14 Feb 2014 Test # 2120
1, 23 India v New Zealand Auckland 6 Feb 2014 Test # 2118
33 Indians v NZ XI Whangarei 2 Feb 2014 Other
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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Mar 27, 2014

Cheteshwar Pujara works the ball into the leg side, North Zone v West Zone, Deodhar Trophy, final, Visakhapatnam, March 27, 2014

Cheteshwar Pujara works the ball into the leg side

© BCCI

Feb 24, 2014

Cheteshwar Pujara warms up at a training session, Mirpur, February 24, 2014

Cheteshwar Pujara warms up at a training session

© AFP

Feb 18, 2014

A dejected Cheteshwar Pujara walks back for 17, New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Wellington, 5th day, February 18, 2014

A dejected Cheteshwar Pujara walks back for 17

© AFP

Notes

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2013

Country Fixtures Country Results
Bangalore v Mumbai at Dubai (DSC) - Apr 19
Mumbai 102/7 (17.5/20 ov)
Kolkata v Delhi at Dubai (DSC)
Apr 19, 2014 (18:30 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
Royals v Kings XI at Sharjah
Apr 20, 2014 (18:30 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
Super Kings v Daredevils at Abu Dhabi
Apr 21, 2014 (18:30 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
Kings XI v Sunrisers at Sharjah
Apr 22, 2014 (18:30 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
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