County Championship: England has a long history with cricket, they are amongst the first two team to play the first-ever International match.
Cricket in England is played throughout the year in form of domestic cricket or county cricket. Currently, the County Championship in under progress in England.
Not many Indian players get chance to play in domestic tournaments or other franchise tournaments of other counties. Cheteshwar Pujara was one of the lucky players who is playing in the county championship.
After the final test against England, Cheteshwar Pujara rejoined his county cricket team, Sussex Sharks. Pujara took to Twitter to share a photo from dressing room and captioned, “It’s always a pleasure to be back in the dressing room.”
County Championship: Pujara’s Performance for Sussex
Cheteshwar Pujara plays for Sussex Sharks in the County Championship. Pujara started playing in County from 2015. Pujara started his County Cricket journey with Yorkshire in 2015.
He has been an impressive player in the County Championship in both Red and white ball format. He has scored a double century for Sussex while playing against Durham.
Sussex team is not in a great form currently, they have only managed to win one game out of their five matches. Sussex will have to fasten up their seatbelts if they want to qualify for the knockouts.
Cheteshwar Pujara has been in a great form in the county championship. He is the highest scorer of the Sussex team. Pujara has scored 720 runs in his 5 matches which includes 4 centuries. He is one of the crucial factors for Sussex in County Championship.
Cheteshwar Pujara in International Cricket for India
Cheteshwar Pujara made his debut for the Indian team on 9 October 2010 against Australia. Pujara is known for his slow and defensive batting and has hence Test matches more that ODI. Pujara was part of the team for the final Test against England. He only managed to score 13 runs in his first innings and the. Later went on to smash a half-century in the second innings.
Since his debut against Australia in 2010, he has played 96 Test matches and has scored 6,792 runs with a batting average of 43.81.
In these 96 matches, he has scored 18 centuries and 33 half centuries. He has a high score of 206 runs not out. Pujara has scored double hundred figures thrice in his career.
He has only played 5 ODI matches for India and has scored 51 runs with high score of just 27 runs and batting average of 10.20.