Cheteshwar Pujara to Lead Sussex In The County Championship 2023

Published - 06 Apr 2023, 11:42 PM | Updated - 15 Apr 2024, 05:33 PM

Cheteshwar Pujara
Cheteshwar Pujara, Image Credits: Twitter

In what has been the latest development, India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara has been appointed as the captain for the Sussex for the county championship for the upcoming edition. The batter announced the same via his Twitter handle.

Cheteshwar Pujara was the mainstay of the Sussex’s batting lineup as he batted staggeringly well for them in the last edition. He piled up 1,094 runs in the 8 games he played. His tally of 1094 runs also included three double centuries and finished the season with an average of 109.4.

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Pujara’s stint with the county team also earned him his spot back in the Indian team after he was dropped due to consistent failures. It’ll be an opportunity for the batter to get used to English conditions, considering the World Test Championship Final is around the corner.

The county championship 2023 kickstarted on Thursday (6th April). Pujara-led Sussex will begin their campaign against Durham on the same day as well.

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Cheteshwar Pujara will play a crucial role in India in World Test Championship Final against Australia 

India has qualified for the final is the World Test Championship Final. They will play Australia in the summit clash at The Oval, England between the 7th and 11th June. The county stints gives Cheteshwar Pujara a great opportunity to prepare himself for the final.

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It’s fair to say that he will be crucial to India’s’ chances as he has been the rock for the Rohit Sharma-led side in the Tests. He played a great hand for India in the recently concluded Border-Gavaskar Trophy as he scored 140 runs in six innings at an average of 28.00.

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