Pujara has played 15 Tests so far for India and scored 1,310 runs at an average of 65.50. He has also scored five centuries and three half-centuries with a highest of 206 not out.
The right-handed batsman has scored two double centuries in total. He will be now looking to make an impact in the two-match Test series against South Africa starting in Johannesburg on December 18.
The previous winner of this award from India was Irfan Pathan in 2004.
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