The Indian team’s West Indies tour starts from July 12 with a 2-match Test series. India’s veteran batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has not been given a chance in both these matches. Pujara did not perform well in the final match of the World Test Championship 2023. After this he was shown the way out of the Indian team. However, Pujara has made a strong comeback on the field. He has scored a century in a match of the Duleep Trophy 2023 tournament. Pujara is playing for the West Zone team in this tournament.
The first semi-final match of Duleep Trophy 2023 is being played between West Zone vs Central Zone. Cheteshwar Pujara is playing for the West Zone team in this tournament. In this match, Pujara’s team scored 220 runs in the first innings. After that, the team is playing the second innings. Pujara has scored a brilliant century in this. Pujara scored 132 runs off 266 balls till the team’s 90 overs. It includes 1 six and 14 fours. On the strength of his innings, the team reached 291 for 8 in 90 overs.
Prithvi Shaw and Priyank Panchal opened the innings for the West Zone team in the second innings. Meanwhile, Shaw was dismissed for just 25 runs. Panchal took the road to the tent scoring 15 runs. Also, Suryakumar Yadav scored a brilliant half-century. He scored 52 runs off 58 balls with the help of 8 fours and 1 six. In addition, Sarfraz Khan was dismissed for 6 runs. Het Patel contributed 27 runs off 51 balls.
June 23rd – Cheteshwar Pujara dropped from the Indian Test team.
July 7th – Cheteshwar Pujara scored a terrific hundred in the Duleep Trophy Semi.
What a great return for Puj!!! pic.twitter.com/FmWU4ORTev
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) July 7, 2023
Briefly about Pujara’s performance
In fact, Pujara got a place in the Indian squad for the WTC final. He contributed just 14 runs in the first innings of the final against Australia and 27 runs in the second innings. After this, the Indian team dropped him from the team. Pujara has not got a place in the squad for the Test series against West Indies. The first Test match between India and West Indies will be played from July 12. Also, the second Test match will start from July 20. (indian cricketer cheteshwar pujara hit century west zone vs central zone 1st semi final duleep trophy 2023)
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