Cheteshwar Pujara has failed to perform on a consistent basis since 2020. The situation has become so grim that he is yet to score a fifty in the last 10 innings. His scores in the last few innings read 0, 47, 0, 22, 26, 61, 4, 91, 1, 45. Cheteshwar Pujara’s highest Test score in his last 10 Test innings is 91. In the last 14 Test matches, Pujara has managed to score only 686 runs with an average of 28.58. His last century came in January 2019, Australia.
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India’s No.3 Cheteshwar Pujara’s recent form has raised questions over his place in India’s playing XI. Like Rahane, Pujara has embarrassed India in his last innings. The most dependable Pujara has not scored a Test hundred since 2019.
In the last ten innings, Pujara has four one-digit scores and two of them were dreadful ducks. Since 2019 he has only managed to score 1356 runs.
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Cheteshwar Pujara since the start of 2019
Now with Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal making a name for themselves in the test arena, Pujara might have to pull his socks up the second inning of the Centurion Test. His poor form continued as he went on to make a duck in the first inning of the Centurion Test.
Cheteshwar Pujara in last 10 innings
0 vs SA, 2021, Centurion
47 vs NZ, 2021, Mumbai
0 vs NZ, 2021, Mumbai
22 vs NZ, 2021, Kanpur
26 vs NZ, 2021, Kanpur
61 vs ENG, 2021, Oval
4 vs ENG, 2021, Oval
91 vs ENG, 2021, Leeds
1 vs ENG, 2021, Leeds
45 vs ENG, 2021, Lords’
The stats are accurate as of 26-12-2021