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Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara
Full name Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara
Born January 25, 1988, Rajkot, Gujarat
Current age 30
Major team India
Batting style Right Handed
Bowling style Leg break
ODI Debut August 1, 2013 v Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

Even before he made his international debut for India, Cheteshwar Pujara was touted as a batting genius capable enough of replacing the great batsman Rahul Dravid, and was seen as one of the most promising talents in the country. While most modern Indian cricketers have swashbuckling style of play, Pujara possesses the rare, old-school, Dravid-like temperament and technique.

Pujara was a prolific run-machine in every grade of cricket since childhood and starred in India's ICC U19 Cricket World Cup campaign in 2006. After a successful 2007-08 Ranji season, the Saurashtra lad was captured by Kolkata for the inaugural Indian T20 League season in 2008, followed by Bangalore. Two years later, the youngster was already representing India in whites, scoring a gritty 72 off just 89 balls on debut against Australia in a fourth-innings run chase. However, he was unfortunate to miss out an entire year in 2011 due to a knee injury. The youngster is known to have a huge appetite for runs, evident from the number of triple centuries he has to his name at the domestic level. Centuries in the series against the touring English side proved that he was here to stay. Yet to make it as a regular in the ODI side, he managed to grab the selectors' attention with some pretty brisk knocks in List A cricket.

Pujara's strengths are his high levels of concentration and his ability to grind opposition bowlers. He is equally strong on both sides of the wicket and in the T20 age, he refreshingly has a technique suited to the longer format.

Batting and Fielding Averages

MatInnsNoRunsHSAveBFSR100504s6sCtSt
Tests611038477220650.231014947.0115185679400
ODIS550512710.2013039.23004000
First-class176289351376435254.182628952.3545461770301201
List A999818432515854.06--112837038380
Twenty205850710968125.481042105.180612118300

Bowling Averages

MatInnsBallsRunsWktsAveEconSR4w5w10
Tests61 1620- 2.00-000
ODIS5 ----- -----
First-class176 19237146529.20 3.6947.40000
List A99 1680- 8.00-000
Twenty2058 ----- -----

Split by Team in Tests

MatInnsBARUBAAVSRHSHUFICTSTOVMADWIER
Australia1222 2110155.0548.222042670000
Bangladesh12 1137137.0058.29830210000
England1731 3130246.5046.07206*53100000
New Zealand713 164954.0847.961592340000
South Africa1119 061332.2641.4115313100100
Sri Lanka711 174374.3049.831534150000
West Indies54 019248.0044.751131030000
Afghanistan11 03535.0067.30350000000

Split by Team in ODIs

MatInnsBARUBAAVSRHSHUFICTSTOVMADWIER
Bangladesh33 03812.6637.25270000000
Zimbabwe22 0136.5046.42130000000

Last 5 Matches in Tests

  • Batting
  • 132*(257) v England on August 30, 2018
  • 5(14) v England on August 30, 2018
  • 14(31) v England on August 18, 2018
  • 72(208) v England on August 18, 2018
  • 1(25) v England on August 9, 2018
  • 17(87) v England on August 9, 2018
  • 35(52) v Afghanistan on June 14, 2018
  • 50(179) v South Africa on January 24, 2018
  • 1(10) v South Africa on January 24, 2018
  • Bowling
  • DNB vs England on August 30, 2018
  • DNB vs England on August 18, 2018
  • DNB vs England on August 9, 2018
  • DNB vs Afghanistan on June 14, 2018
  • DNB vs South Africa on January 24, 2018

Last 5 Matches in ODIs

  • Batting
  • 27(63) v Bangladesh on June 19, 2014
  • 11(34) v Bangladesh on June 17, 2014
  • 0(5) v Bangladesh on June 15, 2014
  • 0(4) v Zimbabwe on August 3, 2013
  • 13(24) v Zimbabwe on August 1, 2013
  • Bowling
  • DNB vs Bangladesh on June 19, 2014
  • DNB vs Bangladesh on June 17, 2014
  • DNB vs Bangladesh on June 15, 2014
  • DNB vs Zimbabwe on August 3, 2013
  • DNB vs Zimbabwe on August 1, 2013

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 India 4016 115
2 South Africa 3712 106
3 Australia 3499 106
4 England 4722 105
5 New Zealand 2354 102
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