Yorkshire County binds Pujara for season 2018

 . Last updated on July 6, 2018, 3:18 PM
Yorkshire County binds Pujara for season 2018
Cheteshwar Pujara, the middle order Test batsman of India will play for Yorkshire this county season.

Yorkshire County Cricket, recently, brought Cheteshwar Pujara for 2018 season. Earlier, top cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Craig McDermont and Yuvraj Singh played for the same team. Pujara’s assignment will begin from Yorkshire’s first campaign against Leeds Bradford MCCU on April 7. The batsman signed the contract for the second time following his stint back in 2015. He replaced an injured Younis Khan in the previous season. In 2017 season, the player was with Nottinghamshire. He also played for Derbyshire in a previous season.

On the current contract, Pujara expressed his excitement to play for the county team again. He said its always nice to be able to play County cricket. Adding he loves the passion of Yorkshire people, Pujara said he feels very welcomed in the club. The batsman said that he will try to play his natural game and score heavy. Yorkshire’s Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon accoladed Pujara as a “highly driven and a very skilled batsman.” He expressed his delights to have him on board. The director also reminded his stance back in 2015 saying the player will “relish the challenge of performing in English condition” in the same way he did before.

Another overseas cricketer of Yorkshire is Kane Williamson. Pujara will be playing the single off test between India and Afghanistan, which is scheduled from June 14. Before the fixture, he will play the 50-over Royal London tournament against Lancashire. He will be back to county championship to partake in the June 20 match against Hampshire.

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