Straight away from Trent Bridge, a proposition to play for Nottinghamshire, the English county cricket club has sailed into the grasp of Indian star Cheteshwar Pujara. According to the Nottinghamshire’s previously made proclamation, Pujara had been called for a four-match championship bout with the English county club. The Indian Test specialist had been roped into this county club supplanting Australia pacer James Pattinson who is yet to serve his national side for the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy.
Precisely this 29-year-old lad had been featured in the home and away Specsavers County Championship fixtures against Gloucestershire, as well as matches against Glamorgan and Derbyshire, at the SSE Swalec and Trent Bridge, respectively. Pujara given his prior experience in county cricket with Derbyshire and Yorkshire, is said to be showed up later this month for breathing the resumption of Championship cricket succeeding the Royal London Cup group stage.
‘We have looked around the world to find the right player. The most important thing was to sign someone with the quality to make us better, rather than limiting our options by saying it had to be a bowler,’ Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell revealed.
‘We have depth in our squad with regards bowling and — particularly as we’ll be without Alex Hales during that period — we’re more than happy to welcome a world-class batsman to the club,’ he added disclosing the mantle.
Pujara enduring with the average of 50+ on his previous stints at Trent Bridge especially on India’s 2014 tour and while with Yorkshire in 2015, seems to be self reliant regarding this upcoming bout with Nottinghamshire, ‘I’m ready for it. I’m already working on my skills and preparing for competitive cricket,’ Pujara added.
‘I love playing county cricket and Trent Bridge is a great venue. I’m really looking forward to my first experience there as a home player. The aim is to win as many games as possible so the team stays on top of the points table,’ he concluded.