Pujara will return to Sussex for the county’s 2023 season

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Sussex has engaged the services of India testing specialist Cheteshwar Pujara for the 2023 season, the county side announced on Monday.

Pujara, who joined Sussex last year, made a huge impact scoring more than 1,000 runs in the county championship, including a record three double centuries, and finished the season with an average of 109.4.

The right-handed batsman’s stupendous form continued in the Royal London Cup 50+, where he led the team in the absence of the injured Tom Haines and guided the team to the semi-finals of the competition.

In his nine Royal London Cup appearances, Pujara averaged 89.14 with a strike-right of 111.62, for a career-high 174 on just 131 balls against Surrey.

“I am pleased to be back with Sussex for the 2023 season. I thoroughly enjoyed my final spell with the club last season, both on and off the pitch and look forward to contributing to the growth and success of the team next year,” Pujara said in a statement. statement issued by the county.

Sussex director of performance Keith Greenfield added: “It is fantastic news that Cheteshwar is returning in 2023, we all saw the class he showed with the bat and his performances but he also stood out in our young dressing room as a world class player. . role model for them.”

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