Cheteshwar Pujara, who plays for England County team Sussex, scored a century against Gloucestershire, his second in three matches
forthcoming World Test Championship (WTC) finals while the other Indian players are occupied with IPL obligations. The thrilling conclusion against Pat Cummins and company will be played in June at The Oval as India looks to end their trophy drought in important ICC competitions. India last won a trophy in 2013 under MS Dhoni’s leadership.
Pujara has already arrived in England and is competing for Sussex in the County Championship Division Two 2023. He had a strong start to the season and continued it in the game against Gloucestershire, when he hit his second century in as many games.
Pujara, who batted at position four, amassed 151 runs off 238 deliveries, including twenty 4s and two 6s. As the third day of play began, Sussex declared their innings at 455/5, with him finishing as his team’s leading scorer. In response, Gloucestershire is off to a respectable start thanks to openers Marcus Harris and Chris Dent, who have combined for 41 runs off of 14 overs.