The umpires imposed a penalty on Sussex players Tom Haines and Jack Carson for indiscipline in the match against Leicestershire the other day. With this, Sussex got their third and fourth penalty of the season. According to County Championship rules four penalties in a season will result in a team being deducted 12 points. Whoever was the captain of the team in these matches will also be banned from one match. In this situation Pujara was suspended.
At the same time, having to play the next match without Pujara will be a big blow for Sussex. In Pujara’s absence, Tom Aslop will lead Sussex in this game. The club also decided to send out Jack Kerson, Tom Haynes and Ari Curvelas, who were responsible for the team getting a penalty in the last game.
Meanwhile, Sussex captain Cheteshwar Pujara has been in brilliant form this season. The player scored three centuries this time for Sussex at an average of 54.08. The player who will miss the match against Derbyshire due to suspension will be available for selection again in the final round of matches.
Thirty-five-year-old Cheteshwar Pujara is one of India’s all-time best batsmen in Test cricket. The player, who was an integral part of the Indian team until a few days ago, was dropped by India from the last West Indies tour. The star is now aiming to return to the national team through performances in the county. Pujara, who has played 103 matches for India in Tests, has scored 7195 runs at a batting average of 43.61.
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