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Cheteshwar Pujara      

Full name Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara

Born January 25, 1988, Rajkot, Gujarat

Current age 26 years 331 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 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 26 46 4 2027 206* 48.26 4068 49.82 6 6 254 3 20 0
ODIs 5 5 0 51 27 10.20 130 39.23 0 0 4 0 0 0
First-class 104 173 26 8470 352 57.61 27 29 64 0
List A 77 77 14 3403 158* 54.01 10 21 32 0
Twenty20 44 36 5 640 62 20.64 624 102.56 0 2 78 7 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 104 11 159 89 5 2/4 2/4 17.80 3.35 31.8 0 0 0
List A 77 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 44 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Bangalore, Oct 9-13, 2010 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Brisbane, Dec 17-20, 2014 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 Australia v India at Brisbane, Dec 17-20, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Central Zone v West Zone at Gwalior, Feb 25, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Maharashtra v Saurashtra at Ahmedabad, Nov 14, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Maharashtra v Saurashtra at Mumbai (BS), Apr 4, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab at Mumbai, May 3, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
18, 43 India v Australia Brisbane 17 Dec 2014 Test # 2149
73, 21 India v Australia Adelaide 9 Dec 2014 Test # 2148
22 Indians v CA XI Adelaide 4 Dec 2014 Other
55 Indians v CA XI Adelaide 24 Nov 2014 Other
86 Saurashtra v Maharashtra Ahmedabad 14 Nov 2014 LA
21 Saurashtra v Baroda Ahmedabad 12 Nov 2014 LA
38 Saurashtra v Gujarat Ahmedabad 11 Nov 2014 LA
138 Saurashtra v Mumbai Ahmedabad 8 Nov 2014 LA
10, 9 West Zone v East Zone Rohtak 15 Oct 2014 FC
6, 100* Derbyshire v Leics Derby 23 Sep 2014 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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Dec 19, 2014

Cheteshwar Pujara cuts behind square, Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane, 3rd day, December 19, 2014

Cheteshwar Pujara cuts behind square

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Dec 17, 2014

Josh Hazlewood celebrates Cheteshwar Pujara's wicket, Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane, 1st day, December 17, 2014

Josh Hazlewood celebrates Cheteshwar Pujara's wicket

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Dec 13, 2014

Cheteshwar Pujara was caught behind, Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 5th day, December 13, 2014

Cheteshwar Pujara was caught behind

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Notes

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2013

Tour Results
Australia v England at Perth - Feb 6, 2011
Australia won by 57 runs
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 2, 2011
Australia won by 2 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Brisbane - Jan 30, 2011
Australia won by 51 runs
Australia v England at Adelaide - Jan 26, 2011
England won by 21 runs
Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 23, 2011
Australia won by 4 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
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