Gloucestershire pull off Pujara coup
India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has agreed to join Division One side Gloucestershire on a six-match County Championship deal.
Pujara has established himself as a key figure in the India Test side after making his debut in 2010 and is currently ranking seventh in the ICC's Test batting rankings.
After earning promotion back to Division One for the first time in over a decade head coach Richard Dawson has moved to strengthen his squad with a short-term deal for Pujara.
"I am really excited to get the opportunity to represent Gloucestershire this season," Pujara told the club's official website. "The club has a rich cricketing history, and this is a great opportunity to be a part of it and contribute to its success.
"I am grateful to the club for giving me this opportunity and cannot wait to get to Bristol to meet my teammates and score some runs. I have really enjoyed the experience of coming over to the UK and playing county cricket over the last few years and I am looking forward to building on that whilst continuing to improve my game."
The 32-year-old returns to English soil for his fifth stint after twice representing Yorkshire and spending time with Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
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