Duleep Trophy: Ankit Bawne ton gives West Zone 1st innings lead, Cheteshwar Pujara fails
Duleep Trophy: Ankit Bawne ton gives West Zone 1st innings lead, Cheteshwar Pujara fails

Maharashtra batsman Ankit Bawne scored a gutsy century under pressure as West Zone took a vital 43-run first innings lead against East Zone on the second day of the Duleep Trophy quarter-final, here today.

Duleep Trophy: Manoj Tiwary's ton gives East opening day honours
Duleep Trophy: Manoj Tiwary's ton gives East opening day honours

Skipper Manoj Tiwary led from the front with an unbeaten century as East Zone managed to score 278 all out against West Zone on the opening day's play of the four-day Duleep Trophy quarter-final, here on Wednesday.

Cheteshwar Pujara to get vital match time as West meet East in Duleep q/f
Cheteshwar Pujara to get vital match time as West meet East in Duleep q/f

Cheteshwar Pujara would like to continue his good form during a short English county stint as he leads a formidable West Zone side against a gutsy East Zone in the quarter-final of the Duleep Trophy, which incidentally, will be India's domestic season-opener.

Derbyshire in talks with Cheteshwar Pujara for next year
Derbyshire in talks with Cheteshwar Pujara for next year

Impressed with Cheteshwar Pujara's performance, English county side Derbyshire is in talks with the batsman to sign him for next year as well but his IPL commitments and a tour of Bangladesh could prove to be the "stumbling block".

Cheteshwar Pujara in talks over Derbyshire return
Cheteshwar Pujara in talks over Derbyshire return

India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is in talks with Derbyshire over a return to the team for the 2015 season, the English county side revealed on Monday.

BCCI should appoint Virat Kohli as Test captain: Mohammad Azharuddin
BCCI should appoint Virat Kohli as Test captain: Mohammad Azharuddin

 Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Wednesday said that BCCI should think of appointing young Virat Kohli as the Test captain after India's drubbing in the longest format in the recently concluded series in England.

Cheteshwar Pujara slams maiden hundred in county cricket
Cheteshwar Pujara slams maiden hundred in county cricket

Cheteshwar Pujara scored the 27th first-class century of his career and the first one in county cricket as Derbyshire seized the initiative against Leicestershire in a Division Two encountere, here today.

Cheteswara Pujara out for handling ball in County Championship
Cheteswara Pujara out for handling ball in County Championship

India Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was given out for handling the ball on the opening day of Derbyshire`s English County Championship match against Leicestershire on Tuesday.

Cheteshwar Pujara smashes 90 in Derbyshire win, quiet start for Varun Aaron
Cheteshwar Pujara smashes 90 in Derbyshire win, quiet start for Varun Aaron

Cheteshwar Pujara made his first significant contribution in the 'English Summer' as his attractive unbeaten 90 helped Derbyshire overpower Surrey by eight wickets in a Division Two of County Championships here Wednesday.

County Championship: Pujara fails to open account in 2nd innings for Derbyshire
County Championship: Pujara fails to open account in 2nd innings for Derbyshire

India's Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara's county debut turned into a nightmare as he got out without scoring in Derbyshire's second innings in their bid to chase down a tricky target of 261 in a second division of English County Championship here on Thursday.

Cheteshwar Pujara fails on Derbyshire debut
Cheteshwar Pujara fails on Derbyshire debut

Indian top-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara failed to impress on his County debut after managing just seven runs for Derbyshire in the four-day Division Two first-class match against Glamorgan, here on Wednesday.

Not interested in playing county cricket: Ishant Sharma
Not interested in playing county cricket: Ishant Sharma

Cheteshwar Pujara will be playing for Derbyshire this season while Varun Aaron is also keen on plying his trade in the county circuit but Ishant Sharma, the seniormost bowler of the Indian Test team is not at all keen on playing in England.

Indian pacer Varun Aaron eyes County stint

Keen to follow in teammate Cheteshwar Pujara`s footsteps, Indian pacer Varun Aaron has expressed a desire to play County cricket in the near future.

Cheteshwar Pujara to join Derbyshire

India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is set to join Derbyshire for the final three County Championship fixtures of the season, it was announced Saturday.

MS Dhoni`s captaincy not up to Test standard, says Mike Brearley

Former England captain Mike Brearley, one of the sharpest cricketing minds to have played the game, reckons that Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s captaincy and wicket-keeping is not up to Test standard.

India vs England 2014: Rare failure for Cheteshwar Pujara

Pujara is believed to have the best technique in the current Indian Test line-up and the reason behind his struggle has been extremely surprising for most of his fans.

Struggling Cheteshwar Pujara gets BCCI nod to play county cricket

Cheteshwar Pujara, who was among the top-order batsmen who failed to click in the five-Test series against England that India lost 1-3, has sought permission to play in the remainder of the English county season and will be allowed to do so by the Board.

Is Virender Sehwag the need of the hour?

For the future tour of Australia, where Viru has a good track record, selectors can take this gamble, which might also revive his career.

MS Dhoni must show he still cares about Tests: Michael Atherton

Former England captain Michael Atherton feels that it is high time for Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to show that he still cares about the longer format of the game.

We will continue with our five-bowler strategy, says MS Dhoni

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has once again reiterated that he will not deviate from his strategy of playing five bowlers ahead of the fifth and final cricket Test against England starting on Friday.