Cheteshwar Pujara Set For Third Stint With Sussex After Signing For 2024 County Season

Cheteshwar Pujara Set For Third Stint With Sussex After Signing For 2024 County Season

Cheteshwar Pujara had a great stint with the club, collecting 1,863 runs in 18 County Championship meetings at an average of 64.24, which includes eight tons and three half-centuries.

PTIUpdated: Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 05:56 PM IST
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Cheteshwar Pujara | Pic: Twitter

Ignored for India's Test series in South Africa, veteran batter Cheteshwar Pujara has once again signed up with English county cricket club Sussex for the 2024 county season.

It will be his third straight season with the club, having first signed in 2022.

As for the 2024 season, he would be available for the opening seven games of the County Championship.

Pujara 'couldn't be more delighted'

"I have enjoyed my time at Hove the last couple of seasons and couldn't be more delighted to be back again with the Sussex family," Pujara told Sussex after re-signing with the club.

"I am looking forward to joining the team and contributing to its success."

Pujara's impressive numbers at Sussex

Pujara had a great stint with the club, collecting 1,863 runs in 18 County Championship meetings at an average of 64.24, which includes eight tons and three half-centuries.

His best knock for Sussex happens to be 231 versus Derbyshire in his first season, which also included a partnership of 351 with Tom Haines.

Sussex on re-signing Pujara

Commenting on Pujara's return to Sussex, head coach Paul Farbrace said, "I am delighted that Cheteshwar is returning to Hove again for the first two months of the season."

"He is not just a high-quality player but is also a high-quality person. His experience and calmness in matches is a fantastic asset for our team."

Pujara last played for India in the World Test Championship final earlier in the year but was then dropped for the West Indies tour and then didn't find a place in the Test squad which will face South Africa in two Tests beginning December 26.

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