Ind VS Eng live: Pujara’s horror run continues, this time dismissed for just 9

Ind VS Eng live: Pujara’s horror run continues, this time dismissed for just 9
Ind VS Eng live: Pujara’s horror run continues, this time dismissed for just 9
Ind VS Eng live: Pujara’s horror run continues, this time dismissed for just 9 – Indian cricket team’s number three batsman Cheteshwar Pujara’s horror run in Test cricket is getting stretched a bit too long as he was sent back on 9 by James Anderson in the second Test against England here at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on Thursday. Anderson bowled an outswinging ball, Pujara nicked one outside off-stump which went straight in the hands of Jonny Bairstow in the third slip.

Also read: IND vs ENG 2nd Test: Has Joe Root’s England duped India regarding James Anderson’s playing decision?

Ind VS Eng live: Pujara’s poor show continue’s 

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 last few innings read: 9, 12*, 4, 15, 8, 17, 0, 7, 21, 15 and 73.

In the last 12 matches, Pujara has scored 531 runs at an average of 25.28 which includes five fifties. His last century came in January 2019, Australia.

Ind VS Eng live: Pujara’s mire in 2021

The start of the 2021 cricketing calendar didn’t go well for the senior player. In the 8 matches he played for India in whites, he made 13 outings with the bat and mustered 368 runs. His poor average- 28.30 continues to be a matter of concern in his ongoing batting form.

The senior batsman’s batting woes continue to haunt him on England soil. In a total of 21 innings played on English turf, Pujara has aggregated just 527 runs. His average of 26.35 is one of his lowest compared to what compared to his performance in Australia.

Also read: IND vs ENG 2nd Test: लॉर्ड्स के मैदान पर टीम इंडिया के पास 5 बड़े रिकॉर्ड तोड़ने का मौका, जानिए कौन सा प्लेयर क्या रिकॉर्ड बना पाएगा

Ind VS Eng live: Pujara in recent matches 

MATCH BAT DATE GROUND FORMAT
India vs New Zealand 8 & 15 18-Jun-2021 Southampton Test # 2425
India vs England 17 04-Mar-2021 Ahmedabad Test # 2414
India vs England 0 24-Feb-2021 Ahmedabad Test # 2412
India vs England 21 & 7 13-Feb-2021 Chennai Test # 2411
India vs England 73 & 15 05-Feb-2021 Chennai Test # 2409
India vs Australia 25 & 56 15-Jan-2021 Brisbane Test # 2404
India vs Australia 50 & 77 07-Jan-2021 Sydney Test # 2402
India vs Australia 17 & 3 26-Dec-2020 Melbourne Test # 2398
India vs Australia 43 & 0 17-Dec-2020 Adelaide Test # 2396

Ind VS Eng live: Cheteshwar Pujara in England

2021- 4, 12*, 9

In 2018- 0, 37, 5, 132*, 72, 14, 17, 1,

In 2014- 11, 4, 17, 0, 2, 24, 43, 28, 55, 38

Pujara has played 10 Test matches against England in their backyard where he has managed 523 runs at an average of 27.53. Overall, he has amassed 1472 runs against England at an average of 40.89. The right-handed batsmen need to contribute in the middle-order if India hopes to win the upcoming 5-match Test series after an incredible victory against Australia in their backyard earlier this year.

Ground Mat Inns NO 100s 50s 0s HS Runs Avg S/R Ca St
Kennington Oval 2 4 0 0 0 1 37 52 13.00 36.62 1 0
Lord’s 2 4 0 0 0 0 43 89 22.25 28.53 2 0
Old Trafford 1 2 0 0 0 1 17 17 8.50 38.64 1 0
The Rose Bowl 3 6 1 1 0 0 132* 186 37.20 40.17 1 0
Trent Bridge 3 6 1 0 2 0 72 195 39.00 44.52 0 0
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