Cheteshwar Pujara      

Full name Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara

Born January 25, 1988, Rajkot, Gujarat

Current age 32 years 365 days

Major teams India, Derbyshire, India A, India Green, India Under-19s, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Nottinghamshire, 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 81 136 8 6111 206* 47.74 13572 45.02 18 28 720 14 54 0
ODIs 5 5 0 51 27 10.20 130 39.23 0 0 4 0 0 0
First-class 208 341 37 16096 352 52.94 50 64 136 0
List A 103 101 19 4445 158* 54.20 11 29 39 0
T20s 64 56 10 1356 100* 29.47 1240 109.35 1 7 158 20 32 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 81 1 6 2 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 208 21 251 157 6 2/4 2/4 26.16 3.75 41.8 0 0 0
List A 103 1 6 8 0 - - - 8.00 - 0 0 0
T20s 64 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Bengaluru, Oct 9-13, 2010 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Brisbane, Jan 15-19, 2021 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, Jan 15-19, 2021 scorecard
List A debut Central Zone v West Zone at Gwalior, Feb 25, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Madhya Pradesh v Saurashtra at Delhi, Sep 26, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Maharashtra v Saurashtra at Mumbai (BS), Apr 4, 2007 scorecard
Last T20s Saurashtra v Goa at Indore, Mar 2, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
25, 56 India v Australia Brisbane 15 Jan 2021 Test # 2404
50, 77 India v Australia Sydney 7 Jan 2021 Test # 2402
17, 3 India v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2020 Test # 2398
43, 0 India v Australia Adelaide 17 Dec 2020 Test # 2396
54, 0 Indians v Australia A Sydney 6 Dec 2020 FC
66 Saurashtra v Bengal Rajkot 9 Mar 2020 FC
54, 24 India v New Zealand Christchurch 29 Feb 2020 Test # 2387
11, 11 India v New Zealand Wellington 21 Feb 2020 Test # 2385
93 Indians v NZ XI Hamilton 14 Feb 2020 Other
53 India A v NZ A Lincoln 7 Feb 2020 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. In an era of counterattacking batsmen, Pujara is a rare successful defensive batsman who takes pleasure in grinding down attacks and then feasting on them. 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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Jan 19, 2021

Pat Cummins celebrates Cheteshwar Pujara's wicket, Australia vs India, 4th Test, Brisbane, 5th day, January 19, 2021

Pat Cummins celebrates Cheteshwar Pujara's wicket

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Jan 19, 2021

Cheteshwar Pujara defied Australia for 211 balls while scoring 56, Australia vs India, 4th Test, Brisbane, 5th day, January 19, 2021

Cheteshwar Pujara defied Australia for 211 balls while scoring 56

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Jan 19, 2021

Rishabh Pant cuts one away, Australia vs India, 4th Test, Brisbane, 5th day, January 19, 2021

Rishabh Pant cuts one away

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Notes

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2013