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WTC Final 2023 IND vs AUS Cheteshwar Pujara: Amidst IPL 2023, preparations have also started for the final of Team India’s World Test Championship 2023. There are very few players of Team India who have been selected for WTC Finals but they are not playing for any team in IPL 2023. The Indian team will face Australia in the WTC final. On the other hand, there are many players of the Australian team who are not playing IPL and they are preparing for the World Test Championship final somewhere. Team India’s star Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara is not playing IPL and now he has hit such a masterstroke, which is being discussed a lot on social media.
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Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja
Cheteshwar Pujara playing for Sussex in the county
Cheteshwar Pujara’s name is also included in the Team India announced by the BCCI for the World Test Championship. Pujara is not playing IPL this year, but during this time he is not wasting time, instead he has started preparing for the WTC final. He has now gone on to play county cricket. There he is playing for Sussex. Not only this, Steve Smith, one of Australia’s veteran star players, will also be seen playing for this team. He will also be seen somewhere preparing for the World Test Championship. The final match will be played in The Over of England and before that these players are getting familiar with the weather, conditions and pitch by playing county. Cheteshwar Pujara has had a stellar run in county cricket. He has played three matches so far and has scored centuries in two of them. He is the highest run scorer in the County Championship.
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Cheteshwar Pujara has scored two centuries in three matches for Sussex in the county
Cheteshwar Pujara scored 115 and 35 for Sussex on 6 April, followed by two short innings of 18 and 13 with the bat in the second match. And on April 27, he played a brilliant century innings of 151 runs. It makes sense that he is in good form at the moment and if he continues this form in the final of the World Test Championship, it will be amazing. Steve Smith is also following the same path now. He has also not been bought by any team in this year’s IPL, so now he is turning to county cricket in England. Cheteshwar Pujara and Steve Smith will play from the same team. The interesting thing is that Smith will play under Pujara’s captaincy. Pujara is the captain of Sussex.
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Cheteshwar Pujara and Steve Smith will play together for the same team for the first time
Meanwhile, Cheteshwar Pujara has said about Steve Smith that Smith is a great player and it would be nice to see him with him in the dressing room. Talking to ANI, Cheteshwar Pujara said that we will try to learn something from him. Will have to see how they prepare, they have a lot of experience. Pujara said that we will share our experiences with each other here, as he knows a lot about the game, it would be good to have his inputs. Cheteshwar Pujara said that he and Steve Smith have never played for the same team but now things will change. He told that he and Steve Smith have played only against each other. It will be very interesting and there will be an attempt to learn something by talking to them.
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