Cheteshwar Pujara scored his seventh century for Sussex in his county career.Image Credit source: Twitter/Sussex
New Delhi: The full attention of Indian cricket fans is currently focused on IPL 2023 where all the big Indian stars are showing their mettle. Everyone is also waiting for the World Test Championship final to be held in June amidst the continuous matches. There is still time in that, but before this big final, some good signs are coming for India directly from England, where Cheteshwar Pujara is seen in his colors and has scored a century again.
The final of the World Test Championship is to be played from June 7 at the Oval ground in London. Australia’s challenge is in front of the Indian team in this final. Almost all the players of the Indian team selected for this final are busy in the IPL, while Pujara is playing in the County Championship in England to prepare himself and here he has once again scored a century.
Strong form ahead of WTC Final
Pujara scored an emphatic century in Bristol, 39 days before the WTC Final and about 120 km away from the Oval Stadium in London. Pujara, who is captaining Sussex this season, scored a century against Gloucestershire on Saturday, 29 April. Pujara, who returned unbeaten on 99 runs on the second day of the match, scored this century by taking one run on the first ball of the third day.
More quality from @cheteshwar1. 🌟
5⃣0⃣ 👏 pic.twitter.com/13Xswxod4r
— Sussex Cricket (@SussexCCC) April 28, 2023
The veteran Indian batsman scored his second century of the season in 191 balls. Pujara also scored a century in the first match of the season. Every time Pujara crossed the 50 mark for Sussex since last season, he converted it into a century. He got out after scoring 151 runs.
Phenomenal. 👏 pic.twitter.com/dP7tTCsgUw
— Sussex Cricket (@SussexCCC) April 29, 2023
Pujara’s series of centuries
Pujara, playing for the second consecutive season for Sussex in the County Championship Division Two, continues to run with the bat. In the last season itself, Pujara made his debut for Sussex. Then the Indian batsman was one of the highest run scorers for the team. He scored a total of 5 centuries including two double centuries in that season. Now while captaining the team in the new season, Pujara has scored his second century in 3 matches.