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Name : Cheteshwar Pujara

Birth Info : 01 Jan ,1970 , at Rajkot, Gujarat

Status : Batsman Batting : Batting: Right Handed Bowling : Bowling: Leg break

Player Profile

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.


Fast Facts

  • Cheteshwar Pujara is the son of former Ranji player Arvind Pujara.
  • He was the highest run-scorer in the 2006 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup with 349 runs coming at an average of 116.
  • Pujara smashed a triple century against Baroda in the U14 level and also made a double ton against the England U19 team.
  • He holds the unique distinction of hitting three triple centuries within a span of one month.
  • In fewer than 50 first-class matches, Pujara scored 14 centuries at an average of 60.

 

Player Batting Detail

Field

Test

ODI

IPL

T20

Matches

49

-

30

-

Innings

83

5

22

-

NotOuts

7

0

3

-

Runs

3966

51

390

-

Highest

206

27

51

-

Avarage

52.18

10.20

20.52

-

Strike Rate

52.95

42.85

106.25

-

Hundreds

12

0

0

-

Fifties

15

0

1

-

Fours

471

4

50

-

Player Bowling Detail

Field

Test

ODI

IPL

T20

Matches

49

-

-

-

Innings

-

-

-

-

Balls

6

-

-

-

Runs

2

-

-

-

TenWickets

0

-

-

-

FiveWickets

-

-

-

-

FourWickets

0

-

-

-

Average

-

-

-

-

EconomyRate

2.00

-

-

-

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