Cheteshwar Pujara      

Full name Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara

Born January 25, 1988, Rajkot, Gujarat

Current age 28 years 244 days

Major teams India, Derbyshire, 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 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 35 58 5 2482 206* 46.83 5149 48.20 7 7 300 5 27 0
ODIs 5 5 0 51 27 10.20 130 39.23 0 0 4 0 0 0
First-class 130 212 31 10237 352 56.55 33 32 93 0
List A 82 81 15 3572 158* 54.12 10 23 32 0
Twenty20 54 46 7 1001 81 25.66 946 105.81 0 6 110 18 29 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 35 1 6 2 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 130 16 201 121 5 2/4 2/4 24.20 3.61 40.2 0 0 0
List A 82 1 6 8 0 - - - 8.00 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 54 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Bangalore, Oct 9-13, 2010 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Aug 18-22, 2016 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 Blue v India Red at Greater Noida, Sep 10-14, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Central Zone v West Zone at Gwalior, Feb 25, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Bengal v Saurashtra at Rajkot, Dec 18, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Maharashtra v Saurashtra at Mumbai (BS), Apr 4, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Punjab v Saurashtra at Kochi, Jan 10, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
256* India Blue v India Red Greater Noida 10 Sep 2016 FC
166, 31, 0/4 India Blue v India Green Greater Noida 4 Sep 2016 FC
- India v West Indies Port of Spain 18 Aug 2016 Test # 2218
46 India v West Indies Kingston 30 Jul 2016 Test # 2211
16 India v West Indies North Sound 21 Jul 2016 Test # 2207
28, 0/10 Indians v WICB Pres XI Basseterre 14 Jul 2016 Other
34 Indians v WICB Pres XI Basseterre 9 Jul 2016 Other
4, 27 Saurashtra v Mumbai Pune 24 Feb 2016 FC
126 Saurashtra v Assam Vadodara 13 Feb 2016 FC
47 Saurashtra v Vidarbha Vizianagaram 3 Feb 2016 FC
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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Sep 24, 2016

Cheteshwar Pujara lays into a short ball, India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur, 3rd day, September 24, 2016

Cheteshwar Pujara lays into a short ball

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Sep 22, 2016

Cheteshwar Pujara and M Vijay lay a solid platform with their partnership, India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur, 1st day, September 22, 2016

Cheteshwar Pujara and M Vijay lay a solid platform with their partnership

© Associated Press

Sep 22, 2016

Cheteshwar Pujara returned to form with a half-century, India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur, 1st day, September 22, 2016

Cheteshwar Pujara returned to form with a half-century

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Notes

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2013

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: India v New Zealand at Kanpur - Sep 22-26
India 318 & 196/2 (60 ov) New Zealand 262
2nd Test: India v New Zealand at Kolkata
Sep 30-Oct 4, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group C: Andhra v H. Pradesh at Bhubaneswar
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group B: Assam v Delhi at Vadodara
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group A: Baroda v Gujarat at Jaipur
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group C: Chhattisgarh v Tripura at Ranchi
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group C: Goa v Hyderabad at Nagpur
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group C: Haryana v Services at Mumbai (BS)
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group B: Jharkhand v Maharashtra at Delhi
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group C: Kerala v J + K at Kalyani
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group A: M. Pradesh v U. Pradesh at Bilaspur
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group A: Mumbai v Tamil Nadu at Rohtak
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group B: Odisha v Vidarbha at Visakhapatnam
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group A: Punjab v Railways at Delhi
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group B: Rajasthan v Saurashtra at Chennai
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
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