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Cheteshwar Pujara      

Full name Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara

Born January 25, 1988, Rajkot, Gujarat

Current age 29 years 33 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, 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 45 76 7 3430 206* 49.71 6965 49.24 10 13 421 8 31 0
ODIs 5 5 0 51 27 10.20 130 39.23 0 0 4 0 0 0
First-class 142 233 34 11480 352 57.68 37 40 99 0
List A 82 81 15 3572 158* 54.12 10 23 32 0
Twenty20 58 50 7 1096 81 25.48 1042 105.18 0 6 121 18 30 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 45 1 6 2 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 142 17 207 129 5 2/4 2/4 25.80 3.73 41.4 0 0 0
List A 82 1 6 8 0 - - - 8.00 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 58 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Bangalore, Oct 9-13, 2010 scorecard
Last Test India v Australia at Pune, Feb 23-25, 2017 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 Australia at Pune, Feb 23-25, 2017 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 Gujarat v Saurashtra at Vadodara, Feb 4, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
6, 31 India v Australia Pune 23 Feb 2017 Test # 2250
83, 54* India v Bangladesh Hyderabad (Deccan) 9 Feb 2017 Test # 2249
0 Saurashtra v Gujarat Vadodara 4 Feb 2017 T20
44 Saurashtra v Baroda Vadodara 2 Feb 2017 T20
47 Saurashtra v Mumbai Vadodara 1 Feb 2017 T20
4 Saurashtra v Maharashtra Vadodara 30 Jan 2017 T20
86, 116* Rest of Ind v Gujarat Mumbai (BS) 20 Jan 2017 FC
16 India v England Chennai 16 Dec 2016 Test # 2241
47 India v England Mumbai 8 Dec 2016 Test # 2239
51, 25 India v England Mohali 26 Nov 2016 Test # 2238
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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Feb 23, 2017

Umesh Yadav is congratulated by Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara, India v Australia, 1st Test, Pune, 1st day, February 23, 2017

Umesh Yadav is congratulated by Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara

© AFP

Feb 13, 2017

India pose for a team photo, India v Bangladesh, one-off Test, Hyderabad, 5th day, February 13, 2017

India pose for a team photo

© Associated Press

Feb 13, 2017

India's fielders watch Mushfiqur Rahim's shot race away, India v Bangladesh, one-off Test, Hyderabad, 5th day, February 13, 2017

India's fielders watch Mushfiqur Rahim's shot race away

© Associated Press

Notes

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2013

Country Fixtures Country Results
Group A: Assam v Odisha at Delhi
Feb 28, 2017 (09:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST -1d | 21:30 CST -1d | 19:30 PST -1d)
Group A: Baroda v Punjab at Delhi
Feb 28, 2017 (09:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST -1d | 21:30 CST -1d | 19:30 PST -1d)
Group C: Bengal v Goa at Chennai
Feb 28, 2017 (09:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST -1d | 21:30 CST -1d | 19:30 PST -1d)
Group D: Chhattisgarh v J + K at Kolkata
Feb 28, 2017 (09:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST -1d | 21:30 CST -1d | 19:30 PST -1d)
Group B: Delhi v Maharashtra at Cuttack
Feb 28, 2017 (09:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST -1d | 21:30 CST -1d | 19:30 PST -1d)
Group C: Gujarat v Rajasthan at Chennai
Feb 28, 2017 (09:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST -1d | 21:30 CST -1d | 19:30 PST -1d)
Group B: H. Pradesh v Tamil Nadu at Cuttack
Feb 28, 2017 (09:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST -1d | 21:30 CST -1d | 19:30 PST -1d)
Group D: Jharkhand v Services at Kalyani
Feb 28, 2017 (09:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST -1d | 21:30 CST -1d | 19:30 PST -1d)
Group D: Karnataka v Saurashtra at Kolkata
Feb 28, 2017 (09:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST -1d | 21:30 CST -1d | 19:30 PST -1d)
Group C: M. Pradesh v Mumbai at Chennai
Feb 28, 2017 (09:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST -1d | 21:30 CST -1d | 19:30 PST -1d)
Group A: Railways v Vidarbha at Delhi
Feb 28, 2017 (09:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST -1d | 21:30 CST -1d | 19:30 PST -1d)
Group B: Tripura v U. Pradesh at Bhubaneswar
Feb 28, 2017 (09:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST -1d | 21:30 CST -1d | 19:30 PST -1d)
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