Cheteshwar Pujara

  • 3rd Test: Test for Indian batsmen to make a strong reply 17 hours 40 minutes ago

    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 300-plus target, says Pujara July 20, 2014

    London: Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has said that his side will be looking at a 300-plus 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 roll-of-honour 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 green-top Lord's track. Rahane, batting at No. 4, scored 103 and shared a crucial 90-run partnership for...
  • Pujara lone Indian in top-10, Vijay earns 12 places in ICC Test rankings July 14, 2014

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara continued to be the lone Indian batsman in the top-10 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...
  • 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 198-run 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 world-record 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. Middle-order batsman Root...
  • 1st Test: Vijay's century defies England on Day 1, India 259/4 July 9, 2014

    The Nottingham weather didn't threaten one bit and allowed an intriguing day of Test cricket in bright English sunshine, with India taking the opening day honours in the first Test - thanks to unbeaten 122 runs from Murali Vijay who took India to a healthy 259 for 4 at stumps...
  • India in with chance to rise in ICC Test rankings July 7, 2014

    Dubai: The Indian cricket team has a chance to go up a rung and be third in the ICC rankings if it beats England in the upcoming five-Test series starting July 9. As things stand at present, India occupy fourth position with 102 ratings points, while England are a spot behind...
  • Kohli, Pujara hold key to India's success in England July 6, 2014

    Nottingham: With a relatively inexperienced bowling attack at their disposal, India will be banking on their batsmen to get the team in position of strengths and the spotlight especially will be on Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara in the forthcoming Test series against England. The preparations have already begun in earnest...
  • Moment of reckoning for Cheteshwar Pujara in England July 3, 2014

    Ever since Rahul Dravid hung his boots after India's disastrous tour of Australia in 2011-12, Cheteshwar Pujara has taken over the role of the coveted number 3 position in the Test team. Because of his batting position and his success in the longer format, the man whose spot he endeavours...
  • Tour match: Pujara, Binny hit fifties as Indian batsmen enjoy outing July 2, 2014

    Stuart Binny and Cheteshwar Pujara led the way with fluent half centuries as India ended day two of their three-day tour game versus Derbyshire at 341/6, enjoying a useful day of batting practice before the first Test begins at Nottingham on July 9. Binny (81*, 111 balls, 9 fours, 2 sixes)...
  • From ridiculous to remarkable - expect anything from India in England July 12, 2014

    Starting July 9, first time in over five decades India will be playing a five-Test series in England, and adding to the testing conditions will be the ghost of 2011 that has continued to haunt the Indians over the last three years. Since that 0-4 rout in the 'Summer of...
  • Indian youngsters look to shine in Bangladesh June 14, 2014

    India's fringe players will have a chance to impress the selectors in the build-up to next year's cricket World Cup on Sunday when they begin a short one-day series tour to Bangladesh. The visitors are without eight regulars, including captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the prolific Virat Kohli, for the...
  • Warm-up matches in England will help Team India: Cheteshwar Pujara May 29, 2014

    Mumbai: India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara feels the two warm-up games that the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team would play before the five-Test series against England would help the visitors adapt adequately to the conditions. "We have some time, that is a good thing. We have two practice games before the Test matches,...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara credits Punjab's success to smart buys in player auction May 24, 2014

    India cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara, who is appearing for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League 2014, credited the team's success this season to the purchases made by the team management in the players auctions in February. Punjab has seen a classic revival this IPL season with players like Glenn Maxwell...
  • Will practice on seaming tracks for England tour: Pujara May 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Cheteshwar Pujara does not look like being in the scheme of things as far as Kings XI Punjab's playing XI is concerned but the gritty Saurashtra batsman has already started to make a mental note about what he intends to do before a tough tour of England come...
  • Switching to Test mode in England after IPL won't be easy: Pujara May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India will embark on a redemption tour to England just after the ongoing Indian Premier League and Cheteshwar Pujara, who is expected to be the team's batting mainstay, feels it will be a tall ask for the visitors to switch to Test cricket mode from Twenty20 format. "It won't...
  • Virat, Pujara will be key for India in England, says Kevin Pietersen May 4, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen said the performance of Indian batsmen, especially Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara, will be critical to the side's chances during its lengthy tour of England, come this summer. Pietersen played a key role during the last series in 2011 when he set the tone for England's 4-0 whitewash with...
  • IPL 7: I will improve as time progresses, says Cheteshwar Pujara April 23, 2014

    Sharjah: Still finding his feet in theTwenty20 format, Cheteshwar Pujara knows that he cannot be "flamboyant" like some of his Kings XI Punjab teammates in the IPL but the Indian says he is hoping carve a niche for himself by emulating South African legend Jacques Kallis. Pujara, who opens the innings...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara wants to open the innings in ODIs April 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Looking to cement his place in India's one-day cricket team, batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Thursday said that he would like to open the innings in the limited overs format. "I would like to bat top of the order. I can't just say that I just would prefer to open the...
  • West Zone lifts third consecutive Deodhar Trophy March 27, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: A clinical all-round performance took West Zone to their third successive Deodhar Trophy as they registered a comprehensive 133-run win over North Zone in the final on Thursday. Riding on Kedar Devdhar's 94 and skipper Cheteshwar Pujara's patient half-century, West Zone posted a challenging 281 for three in 50 overs....
  • Deodhar Trophy: Suryakumar Yadav replaces Abhishek Nayar in West Zone squad March 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Attacking middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav has replaced his Mumbai teammate Abhishek Nayar in the West Zone squad for the Prof D B Deodhar Trophy tournament starting in Vishakapatnam from Sunday. The replacement was necessitated due to an injury sustained by Nayar, according to Mumbai Cricket Association Joint Secretary P V...
  • Rahul Dravid backs Pujara to come good in ODIs March 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Rahul Dravid backed Cheteshwar Pujara, who replaced him at number three in Indian Test team batting order, to come good in the ODIs like he did in his career. "Speaking from my own personal experience and as someone who was being seen (basically) as a Test player, Pujara can certainly...
  • Pujara turns to bowling in nets for ODI selection March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: As his quest to find a permanent spot in India's One-day side continues, Cheteshwar Pujara has also started bowling in order to fit the bill for ODI selection and said a good showing in IPL could see him on the plane to Australia and New Zealand for next...
  • Has Team India's touring think-tank defied national selectors? March 6, 2014

    More than two months into 2014 and less than a year from their World Cup title defence, India have beaten just Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The fact that they have conceded the No. 1 ODI rank and No. 2 Test rank to Australia adds insult to injury. But the team isn't...
  • Sunil Gavaskar accuses Team India of 'favouritism' March 6, 2014

    Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar lashed out at the Indian think-tank, accusing the team of 'favouritism', after it refused to give any of the players on the bench a chance in the inconsequential Asia Cup game against Afghanistan at Mirpur on Wednesday. After losing to Sri Lanka and Pakistan, India are...
  • Pujara and Aaron slog ahead of marquee match against Pakistan March 1, 2014

    Mirpur: Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who is yet to play a match in the Asia Cup, on Saturday practiced hard along with pacer Varun Aaron ahead of the must-win clash against Pakistan even as the other members of the team remained in the team hotel. Bowling coach Joe Dawes was there...
  • Asia Cup 2014: World champions India begin as underdogs February 25, 2014

    India are winless in 2014 so far after two embarrassing tours of South Africa and New Zealand, and without the services of MS Dhoni, the ODI champions will have an added void to fill when the 12th Asia Cup begins in Dhaka on Tuesday. Here's how the five teams shape-up...