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Pujara raring to go

Talented middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara said on Monday that he would grab the opportunity with both hands if he gets a chance to play against England in the ODI series starting January 11. Pujara has been selected for first three ODIs and the venue of the first match is his home ground at Rajkot.

‘It's every cricketer's dream to play all versions of the game. The selection in ODI is a dream come true for me. I have done well in Test cricket and will try to give my best in limited overs cricket too. I'll grab the opportunity with both hands if I get a chance to play against England,’ Pujara, who is playing for Saurashtra in the ongoing Ranji Trophy quarter final match against Karnataka, said.

Pujara has played 9 Tests scoring 761 runs with three centuries including a double hundred at a healthy average of around 58. After ensuring his place in Tests, Pujara improved his strike rates with an eye to get berth in limited over cricket. He aggregated 361 runs in NKP Salve Challenger Trophy in December in which he struck back-to-back centuries and finished with an impressive strike rate of 107.
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