It was Cheteshwar Pujara’s second century in three games. As he played for Sussex of the English County side against Gloucestershire. With his second century in three games, Cheteshwar Pujara gives Australia a severe warning before the WTC finals.
India’s red-ball specialist Cheteshwar Pujara has already started preparing for the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) finals while the other Indian players are occupied with IPL obligations.
The thrilling conclusion versus Pat Cummins and Co. Will take place in June at The Oval and India will use the chance to end their trophy drought in important ICC competitions—they last won a trophy in 2013 under MS Dhoni’s leadership.
As a member of Sussex in the County Championship Division Two 2023. Pujara has already arrived in England. He had a strong start to the season and continued it in the game against Gloucestershire. Where he hit his second century in as many games.
The County Championship is unbeatable for Cheteshwar Pujara
Hundred by Cheteshwar Pujara – yet another captain's innings by Pujara. He's unstoppable in the County Championship!
The preparations for the WTC Final are going superbly. pic.twitter.com/x3iiUphDqW
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 29, 2023
At the plate, Pujara made 151 runs off 238 deliveries, including 20 4s and 2 6s. As the third day of play began, Sussex declared their innings at 455/5 with him finishing as his team’s top scorer.
In their reply, Gloucestershire has made a respectable start thanks to openers Chris Dent and Marcus Harris. Who has put together 41 runs in just 14 overs?
Pujara also surpassed Wasim Jaffer on the list of Indian batters with the most first-class tons as a result of the knock. With 58 now to his name, Pujara is fourth on the list. Which was originally headed by Sachin Tendulkar. The ‘Master Blaster,’ who just turned 50 has an incredible 81 first-class tons.
As of right now, Pujara is the leading scorer in County Championship Division Two 2023 with 332 runs scored in just five innings.
When Rohit Sharma and company bat, the middle-order batter will unquestionably be crucial. Compete against Australia, who has a star-studded seam section that includes Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, and Josh Hazlewood.
In the 24 Tests he has played against the Australians, Pujara has scored 2033 runs at an average of 50.82, the most against any team.