Role-Top order batsman
Pujara has been considered a prodigy from his younger days and had an outstanding start to his Test career with a good knock against Australia at Bangalore. The lad from Saurashtra had a good tour of South Africa in 2013 but had disappointing outings in England and Australia. This lead to Pujara being dropped from the Test team but he forced his way back with a magnificent innings of 145 at the SSC ground in Colombo when he carried his bat through the innings. Pujara has a good technique and has been touted as the ideal replacement for Rahul Dravid. Pujara is capable of playing long innings and improves his strike rate once he spends some time at the crease.