Pujara, who was final seen within the India jersey within the Bangladesh Check collection, shared pictures of him training forward of the four-Check collection in opposition to Australia.
The primary Check shall be performed in Nagpur from February 9, adopted by the Delhi Check which is able to begin from February 17. The third and fourth Exams shall be performed in Dharamsala and Ahmedabad respectively.
“Preparing for India vs Australia,” tweeted Pujara.
Preparing for 🇮🇳 vs 🇦🇺 https://t.co/g8c1RRqUbO
— Cheteshwar Pujara (@cheteshwar1) 1675151358000
Pujara was in terrific contact final yr the place within the 5 Exams he scored 409 runs at a median of 45.44 that included a century and three fifties. Pujara’s century final yr in December got here after 1,400-plus days.
Pujara had an below-par run in 2020 and 2021 the place he averaged 20.37 and 28.08 and scored a complete of 865 runs within the 18 Exams.
However a stint with Sussex county in England rotated issues for him. In his eight matches for Sussex in the course of the County Championship, he scored 1,094 runs at a median of 109.40. He scored 5 hundred-plus scores within the championship in 13 innings, with the very best rating of 231. He was the fourth-highest run-scorer within the championship.
Pujara is the sixth-highest run-scorer in historical past of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. In 20 matches and 37 innings, he has scored 1,893 runs at a median of 54.08 with 5 centuries and 10 half-centuries and the very best rating of 204.
The Border-Gavaskar Check collection is an enormous one for each groups as they give the impression of being to nail down a spot within the World Check Championship (WTC) last.
Australia is on the high of WTC standings with a win proportion of 75.56 and have received 10 Exams, misplaced one and drawn 4. India is on the second spot with a win proportion of 58.93 and have received 5 Exams, misplaced 4 and drawn one.
India’s Check squad for the primary two Exams in opposition to Australia: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat and Suryakumar Yadav.
(With inputs from ANI)