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India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 2nd day

Ashwin's late rally counters England's fielding-led fightback

Nov 27, 2016: Fightback followed fightback during an absorbing final session on the second day in Mohali.

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, 1st day

Pujara, Kohli swap roles to dominate England

Nov 17, 2016: In a commanding stand of 226 runs, Virat Kohli appeared careful and solid like Cheteshwar Pujara, who was free-flowing and entertaining like Kohli

Alagappan Muthu in Visakhapatnam

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, 1st day

'Expect more turn than in Rajkot' - Pujara

Nov 17, 2016: Cheteshwar Pujara has said he and Virat Kohli improved their understanding between the wickets after having a chat at lunch

Alagappan Muthu in Visakhapatnam

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, 1st day

Kohli and Pujara put England on back foot

Nov 17, 2016: Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara added 226 for the third wicket, both scoring centuries, to put India in control on the opening day in Vizag

The Report by Andrew Miller

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 3rd day

Vijay and Pujara show the strength of their bond

Nov 11, 2016: Two of India's Test-match specialists showed the importance of their old-school methods to haul their side into contention at Rajkot

Alagappan Muthu in Rajkot

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 3rd day

Pujara reads the script to thrill his home crowd

Nov 11, 2016: Cheteshwar Pujara gave the crowd the very thing they would have been hoping for since they realised Test cricket was finally coming to Rajkot

Alagappan Muthu in Rajkot

Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Group B, 3rd round, 1st day

Aravind helps Karnataka rout Delhi for 90

Oct 20, 2016: A round-up of all the Group B matches from the third round of 2016-17 Ranji Trophy matches

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand in India 2016-17

Ashwin's stifling accuracy, and Saha's quiet efficiency

Oct 12, 2016: India's marks out of ten following their 3-0 sweep over New Zealand at home

Sidharth Monga

India v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Indore, 4th day

Ashwin's Test best seals 3-0 whitewash

Oct 11, 2016: India completed a 3-0 whitewash in devastating fashion as a seven-wicket haul from R Ashwin shot New Zealand out for 153 in their last innings of the series

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

India v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Indore, 1st day

Was spoken to about intent, not strike rate - Pujara

Oct 8, 2016: Cheteshwar Pujara put to end debates over his strike rates in Tests, saying all the team management asked him to do was show more intent

Sidharth Monga in Indore

Trumper, Pujara and the art of dominating a spinner

Oct 2, 2016: Good footwork is much more than just stepping forward or swivelling on the back foot

Ian Chappell

India v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Kolkata, 1st day

Rahane rues late wickets in attritional day

Sep 30, 2016: After Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane ground New Zealand into fatigue on a punishingly hot day, the tourists bounced back with late wickets, much to Rahane's disappointment

Sidharth Monga

New Zealand in India 2016-17

Strike rate is for bowlers in Tests - Kumble

Sep 28, 2016: India's coach Anil Kumble has once again thrown his weight behind Cheteshwar Pujara, who had been spoken to by the team management about his strike rate

Sidharth Monga in Kolkata

India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur

The debate about Pujara's strike-rate

Sep 27, 2016: Cheteshwar Pujara's strike rate has been a worry over the last 30 months, but much of it is to do with his inability to score against pace when playing overseas

S Rajesh

India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur

Asked Pujara to quicken up - Kohli

Sep 26, 2016: Virat Kohli has said he was involved in a discussion with Cheteshwar Pujara over his strike rate in Test cricket during India's recent tour of the West Indies

Sidharth Monga in Kanpur

New Zealand in India 2016-17

Pujara confident after Duleep Trophy runs

Sep 19, 2016: Cheteshwar Pujara has said his centuries in the recent Duleep Trophy, particularly the unbeaten knock of 256, were what he needed to tune up for the Tests against New Zealand

ESPNcricinfo staff

India Blue v India Red, Duleep Trophy final, 2nd day, Greater Noida

Pujara switches on attack mode

Sep 11, 2016: During the course of his 10th first-class double-century, Cheteshwar Pujara addressed a couple of things that have gone against him in the past

Arun Venugopal in Greater Noida

India news

Pujara vital for India's Test success - Kumble

Sep 10, 2016: India coach Anil Kumble has given his wholehearted backing for Cheteshwar Pujara to have an uninterrupted run in the Indian middle order, admitting that it is "not good" that a "sword is always hanging on his head"

Gaurav Kalra

India Blue v India Green, Duleep Trophy 2016-17, Greater Noida, 2nd day

Pujara, Jackson tons help India Blue amass 707

Sep 5, 2016: India Blue's marathon innings ended on 707 at stumps on the second day of their 2016-17 Duleep Trophy match against India Green, after centuries from Cheteshwar Pujara and Sheldon Jackson

ESPNcricinfo staff

India in West Indies, 2016

Is India's need for speed too costly?

Aug 17, 2016: Under Virat Kohli, India have tended to go for quick-scoring batsmen at the expense of solid players. Is it an error in judgement or a larger sign of flexible thinking and practices?

Nagraj Gollapudi
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