Cheteshwar Pujara fails yet again


IND vs NZ Live: India's Test veteran Cheteshwar Pujara fails yet again, how long will India back him?
IND vs NZ Live: India’s Test veteran Cheteshwar Pujara fails yet again, how long will India back him?

IND vs NZ Live: Cheteshwar Pujara fails again: India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara’s innings once again ended up in disappointment as the 33-year-old departed at a duck in the ongoing 2nd Test between India and New Zealand at Wankhede Stadium. India’s number 03 in Test has not scored a century in 24 matches now and averages below 30. Follow InsideSport.in for more updates.

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IND vs NZ Live: India’s Test veteran Cheteshwar Pujara fails yet again, how long will India back him?

With Virat Kohli returning for the Wankhede Test, many raised voices to drop Cheteshwar Pujara from the playing XI. However, Ajinkya Rahane’s injury just ahead of the start of the match came in as a blessing in disguise for the 33-year-old.

But the right-handed batter couldn’t even open his account and got bowled out by Kiwi spinner Azaz Patel in a bizarre fashion.

Cheteshwar Pujara’s last century: Pujara’s last century dates back to 2019 when his slammed 193 against Australia in Sydney. Since then, he has scored 11 fifties but hasn’t managed to reach in triple figures. Since the 193 against Australia, Pujara has played 41 innings. He has scored 1116 runs at an average of 27.90 with 11 fifties.

Matches – 24

Innings – 41

Runs – 1116

Average – 27.90

Fifties/Hundred – 11/0

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IND vs NZ Live: India’s Test veteran Cheteshwar Pujara fails yet again, how long will India back him?

Cheteshwar Pujara in last Test series at home: Pujara had a dismal run in the last Test series at home against England back in Feb-March 2021. In 6 innings, he scored 133 runs at an average of 22.16 with just 1 fifty

Matches – 4

Innings – 6

Runs – 133

Average – 22.16

Fifty/Hundred – 1/0

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Cheteshwar Pujara in going New Zealand series: Pujara averages 16.00 in the ongoing 2-match series against the Kiwis. In 3 matches innings he has scored 48 runs, including a duck

Matches – 2

Innings – 3

Runs – 48

Average – 16.00

Fifty/Hundred – 0

IND vs NZ Live: India’s Test veteran Cheteshwar Pujara fails yet again, how long will India back him?

India’s next Test assignment is against South Africa later in the month. Considering the alien conditions, it is unlikely the Indian think tank will not name the veteran Cheteshwar Pujara for South Africa tour. But, with Shreyas Iyer, & Surya Kumar Yadav getting calls in the Indian Test setup it is high time for Cheteshwar Pujara to end his barren run.


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