Mumbai: Sidelined by a ligament tear in his right knee, talented middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is targeting the Australian tour later this year to make a comeback in the Indian squad.
"Obviously, I have to come to the team before the Australia tour. But before that I have to be fit for selection and only then will I be considered. I'm trying to get fit in time for the Australia tour in December and do hope that I'm selected in the team," the 23-year-old Saurashtra batsman said.
Pujara, who suffered the injury during IPL 4 in which he was representing the Royal Challengers, Bangalore, underwent a surgery in London on July 1 and has been advised rest for three months after which he can resume his cricket practice.