Pujara back at Trent Bridge as Notts look to secure title
CHETESHWAR Pujara is returning to Trent Bridge as Nottinghamshire look to secure the Division Two title this year.
Notts are sitting pretty at the top of the table and Pujara, who played four matches for the county earlier this summer, is heading back for the final four games.
Pujara, 29, made 223 runs in five innings for Notts earlier this year, including a century against Gloucestershire and head coach Peter Moores is looking forward to welcoming the Indian batsman back to these shores.
Moores said: “The great thing is he has already been in the squad this season and fitted in so well on and off the field.
“He is a fantastic player, and since he has been away he has had a great time of it in the Test matches for India.
“So we are getting a guy who is coming back in form and for the team spirit, Pudji coming back in is a huge boost for everybody.
“We have got two really big home games against Northants and Worcester, because it is a chance for us to put pressure on two sides that are up there with us.
“Runs on the board at Trent Bridge is always a big influence and having a player of Test match quality in Pudji is a real bonus.”
Pujara has made 51 Test appearances for his country, making 13 centuries including two in the recent series victory over Sri Lanka.
He averages over 52 at Test level, with a first-class average even higher at 58.12.
Return: Cheteshwar Pujara