Cheteshwar Pujara

  • Cheteshwar Pujara slams maiden hundred in county cricket 5 days ago

    Derby: Cheteshwar Pujara scored the 27th first-class century of his career and the first one in county cricket as Derbyshire seized the initiative against Leicestershire in a Division Two encountere, on Friday. Pujara, who was given out for "handling the ball" in the first innings was at his fluent best as...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara out handling the ball in a County match 6 days ago

    India Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was given out for handling the ball on the opening day of Derbyshire's English County Championship match against Leicestershire on Tuesday. The 26-year-old right-hander, the International Cricket Council's Emerging Player of the Year in 2013, was dismissed in the 20th over, leaving hosts Derbyshire on 62-3. Pujara...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara smashes 90 in Derbyshire win, quiet start for Aaron September 17, 2014

    London: Cheteshwar Pujara made his first significant contribution in the 'English Summer' as his attractive unbeaten 90 helped Derbyshire overpower Surrey by eight wickets in a Division Two of County Championships here on Wednesday. However his India teammate Varun Aaron's had a quiet start to his county career for Durham as...
  • Woeful show by Cheteshwar Pujara on Derbyshire debut September 11, 2014

    Cardiff: India's Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara's county debut turned into a nightmare as he got out without scoring in Derbyshire's second innings in their bid to chase down a tricky target of 261 in a second division of English County Championship on Thursday. After being trapped leg before by pacer Jim...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara fails on Derbyshire debut September 11, 2014

    Cardiff: Indian toporder batsman Cheteshwar Pujara failed to impress on his County debut after managing just seven runs for Derbyshire in the fourday Division Two firstclass match against Glamorgan, here on Wednesday. Responding to Glamorgan's 282 in the first innings, Derbyshire could only muster 203 in 54.1 overs in the second...
  • Pacer Varun Aaron eyes County stint August 25, 2014

    London: Keen to follow in teammate Cheteshwar Pujara's footsteps, Indian pacer Varun Aaron has expressed a desire to play County cricket in the near future. Aaron, who impressed one and all by his consistent pace during the Test series, wants to improve his bowling skills and said that there is...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara set to join Derbyshire August 24, 2014

    London: India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is set to join Derbyshire for the final three County Championship fixtures of the season, it was announced on Saturday. The 26yearold made 81 against the Midlands county in a tour match but struggled in the ensuing 31 defeat by England in a fiveTest series, where...
  • Struggling Cheteshwar Pujara gets BCCI nod to play county cricket August 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Cheteshwar Pujara, who was among the toporder batsmen who failed to click in the fiveTest series against England that India lost 13, has sought permission to play in the remainder of the English county season and will be allowed to do so by the Board. "Pujara is not part of...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli drop in Test rankings August 19, 2014

    Dubai: Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli's dismal performances in the recently concluded fivematch Test series against England saw them dropping down in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen, following their side's 13 series defeat. While Pujara dropped four places to 16th, Kohli slid a further five...
  • India hit new low in Test cricket after 31 drubbing August 18, 2014

    London: When Gary Ballance converted a quarter of a chance into a magnificent catch at slip to dismiss Ajinkya Rahane on the third afternoon of the fifth and final Test, that pretty much summed up a series in which England inflicted a third consecutive defeat on India, after trailing 01. While...
  • India's shocking batting stats in last four innings: 63/6, 66/6, 44/6, 62/6 August 17, 2014

    Another batting disaster by the Indian batsmen once again illustrated the fact that the top order haven't learnt anything from their previous outings on the ongoing tour. The visitors have not crossed the 200run mark in the previous four innings and surely have made a habit of losing five to...
  • India humiliated yet again as England decimate Dhoni & Co. to win Test series 31 August 17, 2014

    England wrapped up the fivematch Test series 31 with a huge innings and 244run victory on day three at The Oval on Sunday. Team India's win at Lord's seemed a distant memory as they were humiliated once again and had no answer to England's pace attack. India, faced with a...
  • 5th Test: India's horror show with the bat continues in England August 15, 2014

    After suffering backtoback defeats at the hands of England in Southampton and Old Trafford, India witnessed another batting collapse in the mustwin fifth Test at The Oval on Friday. Although India's collapse was not quite as dramatic as when they slumped to eight for four in the last Test. England...
  • Indians best players of spin is that only a myth now? August 12, 2014

    Nineteen wickets for a parttime offspinner selected primarily to bat in the middle order is nothing short of a slap on India's face. It's like England saying: "We don't need a Graeme Swann to handle you, Moeen Ali is more than enough." The bearded Englishman is smiling slyly at No. 2...
  • Wretched form in England exposes India's batting woes August 11, 2014

    Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli's wretched form in England has again exposed India's failure to fill the huge void left in the batting lineup when Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar retired. Dravid, India's formidable number three batsman, ended his career in January 2012 after scoring 13,288 runs in 164 Tests, with...
  • Captain MS Dhoni lashes out at top order after Manchester debacle August 10, 2014

    Manchester: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni took a dig at the toporder batsmen stating that it was the fifth bowler and the lower order who were scoring all the runs after another abject surrender against England in the fourth cricket Test on Saturday. Asked if the second innings effort was disappointing,...
  • 4th Test: India crumble to a humiliating innings defeat at Old Trafford August 9, 2014

    Team India produced yet another horrible batting performance as they were crushed to a humiliating loss in the fourth Test by the hands of England at Old Trafford in Manchester on Saturday. Moeen Ali picked four for 39 as India were humiliated by an innings and 54 runs in the...
  • India equal world record for batsmen scoring zeroes in a Test innings August 7, 2014

    Manchester: The Indian team on Thursday became the owner of an ignominious statistic with six of their batsmen getting without scoring thereby equalling the record number of six ducks in a single Test inning by an international team. India now jointly hold the record for highest number of ducks in an...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli drop in ICC Test rankings August 1, 2014

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara slipped a couple of rungs to 10th but remained the bestplaced Indian batsman, while the offcolour Virat Kohli dropped one spot to 15th in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Friday. India lost the third Test in Southampton by 266 runs, which helped England to make it...
  • As it happened: India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 3 July 29, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 roundup: England started turning the screws on India in the second Test at Lord's, inspired by a century from Ian Bell on day two that ended with the hosts in the lead by 544 and the visitors staring...
  • 3rd Test: Test for Indian batsmen to make a strong reply July 29, 2014

    England got the right kind of pitch for their out of form batsmen to bounce back. Starting with captain Alastair Cook, who was unlucky to miss out on a century just by five runs. But Ian Bell grabbed the opportunity on day two by scoring a big innings of 167. While...
  • India looking at a 300plus target, says Pujara July 20, 2014

    London: Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has said that his side will be looking at a 300plus target for England in the second innings. "Overall, if you see the match is evenly balanced. We just need to bat well tomorrow morning because the first session will be very crucial," said Pujara after...
  • This century at Lord's will remain special, says Rahane July 18, 2014

    London: Delighted to be on the Lord's rollofhonour after a gritty hundred on the opening day of the second Test, Ajinkya Rahane revealed that he was a little nervous before his first Test at this celebrated ground. The batsman though did calm down on the morning of the match and that...
  • 2nd Test: Rahane's ton rescues India to 290/9 on Day 1 at Lord's July 18, 2014

    Ajinkya's Rahane's stellar hundred saved India the blushes on the opening day of the second Test against England, taking them to a respectable 290 for 9 after James Anderson gave England control on a greentop Lord's track. Rahane, batting at No. 4, scored 103 and shared a crucial 90run partnership for...
  • Pujara lone Indian in top10, Vijay earns 12 places in ICC Test rankings July 14, 2014

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara continued to be the lone Indian batsman in the top10 despite losing a place to be at eighth spot while opener Murali Vijay, who hit 146 and 52 in drawn first Test against England, jumped up 12 places to 30th in the latest ICC Test rankings issued...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 1st Test, Day 5 July 13, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 4 roundup: Joe Root and James Anderson's worldrecord partnership earned England an unlikely slender lead and then two late Indian wickets in the evening turned day four of the first Test in England's favour, leaving the hosts as the...
  • We shouldn't be disappointed with our bowling performance: Pujara July 13, 2014

    Nottingham: Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Saturday said that his team's bowling performances in the first Test versus England was up to the mark and they should not be too disappointed with the 198run world record stand for the last wicket between Joe Root and James Anderson here. Root remained unbeaten...
  • 1st Test: India lead England by 128 runs on Day 4, draw likely July 13, 2014

    Joe Root and James Anderson's worldrecord partnership earned England an unlikely slender lead and then two late Indian wickets in the evening turned day four of the first Test in England's favour, leaving the hosts as the only team with a chance to win on the final day. Middleorder batsman Root...