Cheteshwar Pujara, the Indian stalwart is in the form of his life. He is making the English bowlers toil in the County Championship 2022. Pujara scored another double-ton on Wednesday and took his tally to 3 double-hundreds in 7 county games. He is enjoying a dream run. At the beginning of the game, Pujara was also named captain of the Sussex squad in the absence of their regular captain. Navdeep Saini and Washington Sundar were also impressive in their county debuts. Here is an in-depth look:
Cheteshwar Pujara Plays for Sussex:
The County Championship is one of the oldest and one of the most prestigious domestic trophies in English cricket. Over the years we have seen many Indians being picked to play county cricket. The legacy started with BS Bedi playing for Northamptonshire. Kapil Dev also went on to play for the same time. Later the legacy was followed. Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Murali Karthik, and many other renowned Indian cricketers have had successful county stints. Ravichandran Ashwin and Cheteshwar Pujara are two top current Indian players with County stints.
Cheteshwar Pujara Scores Another 200, 3rd in 7 Games:
Pujara is in the form of his life. He seems to be in love with the English conditions. He has been making the English bowlers work like laborers in the field. He hasn’t adopted the attacking approach. Just like he makes Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, and Starc run in and bowl overs after overs after overs, he troubled the County bowlers too. Here is a look at the scores of Cheteshwar Pujara in the County Championship 2022:
|Match||Cheteshwar Pujatra Scores|
|Sussex VS Derby||6 & 201*|
|Sussex VS Worcester||109 & 12|
|Susse VS Durham||203|
|Sussex VS Middlesex||16 & 170|
|Sussex VS Leicestershire||3|
|Sussex VS Leicestershire||46|
|Sussex VS Middlesex||231*|
With these scores, Pujara is in top contention for being the highest run-getter in a county season. His availability is not a big question as the Indian national team doesn’t have any big games scheduled in the red-ball format. The current record for most runs goes to Marcus Trescothick who scored 1673 runs in 23 innings from 13 games. Here is a look a the top 5 run-getters with most county runs in one season:
|Marcus Trescothick||1673 Runs||2011|
|Keaton Jennings||1548 Runs||2016|
|Adam Lyth||1509 Runs||2010|
|Kumar Sangakkara||1491 Runs||2017|
|James Hildreth||1440 Runs||2010|
Navdeep Saini And Washington Sundar Bag Fifers on County Debut:
Navdeep Saini and Washington Sundar were also impressed with the ball in hand on their county debut. Navdeep Saini made his debut for Kent against Warwickshire. He grabbed a fifer and courtesy of his heroics Warwickshire is struggling to get to 250.
Washington Sundar made his county debut for Lancashire. He also grabbed a fifer.
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