Nottinghamshire re-sign India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara
India star returns for final four Championship fixtures
Last Updated: 23/08/17 2:11pm
Nottinghamshire have re-signed India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara for the final four Specsavers County Championship matches of the season as they bid to secure promotion to Division One.
Pujara, 29, scored 223 runs in four Championship matches for Notts earlier this summer, hitting a century against Gloucestershire, before notching two tons in India's 3-0 Test series win in Sri Lanka.
The right-hander will be available for the home and away matches against Northamptonshire as well as fixtures against Worcestershire at Trent Bridge and Sussex at Hove.
Division Two leaders Nottinghamshire lead second-placed Worcestershire by 35 runs, with Northants 50 points back in third having played a game fewer.
"The great thing is that he has already been in the squad this season and he fitted in so well both on and off the field," Nottinghamshire head coach Peter Moores said of Pujara.
"He is a fantastic player, and since he has been away he has had a great time of it in the Test matches for India.
"So we are getting a guy who is coming back in form and for the team spirit - him coming back in is a huge boost for everybody.
"We have got two really big home games against Northants and Worcester, because it is a chance for us to put pressure on two sides that are up there with us.
"Runs on the board at Trent Bridge is always a big influence and having a player of Test match quality in Pudji is a real bonus."
Pujara has also played county cricket for Derbyshire and Yorkshire.