The five-Test series between England and India is going to start from Wednesday. With this series, the second edition of the World Test Championship will also begin. India, who finished runners-up in the previous edition, would like to do well in the second edition as well. India will need runs from Cheteshwar Pujara to do well in England, but James Anderson will try to stop them. Know how Pujara fared against Anderson Performance.
Anderson is the fastest bowler to take most Test wickets
Anderson has so far taken 617 wickets in 162 Test matches at an average of 26.67. Meanwhile, taking seven wickets for 42 runs has been his best performance in the innings. He has taken 30 five-wicket hauls in his Test career. He is the fourth highest wicket-taker in Tests behind Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619). Anderson recently completed 1,000 wickets in first-class cricket. Cheteshwar Pujara
Pujara is a very reliable batsman of the Indian Test team
Cheteshwar Pujara, who made his Test debut in 2010, is currently one of the most trusted batsmen in the Indian Test team. He has scored 6,267 runs in 86 Test matches played so far at an average of 46.08. Pujara has scored 18 centuries, three double centuries and 29 half-centuries in Tests. He made his highest Test innings of 206* against England in 2012. Head-to-Head
Such has been the performance against each other
Pujara and Anderson have had a tough fight so far. Anderson has dismissed Pujara a total of seven times in Test cricket. Meanwhile, Pujara has scored 192 runs in 618 balls against Anderson. During this Pujara has also scored 27 fours against Anderson. The English veteran, on the other hand, has bowled 519 dot balls. In 2021, Pujara has scored only four runs in 45 balls from Anderson.
Anderson and Pujara’s clash has been like this year after year
Anderson and Pujara have been at loggerheads since 2012. In 2012, Pujara scored 70 runs in 160 balls without getting out. In 2014, Anderson dismissed him twice and allowed only 52 runs in 157 balls. Pujara was dismissed twice in 2016. 2018 was the best for Anderson and this year he dismissed Pujara thrice. This time Pujara could only score 34 runs in 171 balls.