Pujara Is Back In Action After Scoring His First List-A Half-Century Since 2018

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Indian Batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara scored 63 runs from 71 balls for Sussex’s second Royal London One-Day Cup game against Gloucestershire. After a long time, Pujara scored Half-Century in List-A cricket

Pujara didn’t have the greatest comeback against Nottinghamshire but he scored a Half-Century in the second match against Gloucestershire. Pujara scored his half-century with a batting average of 88.73, walking in at number four, Pujara anchored the innings amazingly and scored his fifty in 57 balls. Rawlins (91) along with Ibrahim (50) also scored half-centuries in the match to help Sussex reach a reasonable score.

Cheteshwar Pujara was named the captain of the side in the absence of Tom Haines the regular captain of Sussex, who suffered an injury and is currently in the recovery phase.
Sussex set up a target of 334 for 9 wickets after losing the toss and then managed to clean out the batting line-up of Gloucestershire and won the match by 51 runs.

Before the game against Gloucestershire, Pujara scored 4,454 runs in 104 innings at an average of 53.66. In general, he has the fourth-best List-A average in the history of the game. But he was unable to create an impression of his domestic form in International cricket.

Sussex after playing two matches with one win and one loss currently stands fifth in Group-A with a -0.140 net run rate in the points table of the Royal London One-Day Cup 2022.

Armed with a natural batting style and mindset, Pujara brings the best out of himself. He is more concentrated on the long formats of the game, but now a day with franchise-based leagues there is instant glory and quick money-based cricket is taking over the longer formats of the game. Back in the days when the Ranji trophy was an important opportunity to showcase a cricketer’s skill, a tournament that helped many cricketers get selected for the national side.

Pujara was compared to Rahul Dravid mostly. However, it is more to do with his dogged mindset than his technique.

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