CricViz analysis features in this exclusive interview with Cheteshwar Pujara.
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This week Tim Wigmore interviewed India’s number three and perhaps the world’s best defensive batsman Cheteshwar Pujara. You can read the full interview here. The interview featured some statistical nuggets from CricViz.
The chart below shows how Pujara is one of the most effective crease-occupiers in the modern game – returning a balls per wicket of 112 – bettered only by Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne since 2015.
The second chart shows how Pujara is particularly adept at playing long innings – only Smith has faced more than 200 balls in an innings more often than Pujara.