In the past 1 year, one player from India has been the highest run-getter in the domestic cricket across the world and we are discussing about the new batting sensation 'Mayank Agarwal'. The Karnataka opener made a way for himself into the Indian team for the first time by scoring a truckload of runs in the first class cricket. This right-hand batsman is a well-known person and his name has been resounding in the Indian cricket circles.
Mayank Agarwal was the highest run scorer in the Ranji Trophy last season. He scored 1160 runs with 5 centuries and 2 half-centuries with an average of 105.45. The prolific run-scorer also made 304 runs in the first innings against Maharashtra, which brought him into the spotlight.
Actually, critics expected that Mayank Agarwal would play in English conditions, but the selectors ignored him due to some issues. The Indian openers Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan failed to score runs against England and this time the Karnataka player grabbed the opportunity with both the hands to play against West Indies in the 2-match Test series, but the team management decided to restrict him to the bench in the 2nd Test also.
The Bangalore-born-batsman scored 3372 runs in 43 first-class matches with an average of 50.32. He hit 8 tons and 18 half-tons with the highest score of 304* in his first class cricket career. The 27-year-old player gave credit to the India A coach Rahul Dravid, who helped him to motivate to score a truckload of runs in all the formats.
There is a chance for Mayank Agarwal to don Team India jersey against Australia in Australia for the 4-match Test series on November. Team management is looking forward to test Mayank's mettle and technique in the Australian series. Prithvi Shaw will open the innings with KL Rahul in the 2nd Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Friday.
The first down will be filled with Cheteshwar Pujara and middle order will carry Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant. The lower order continues with Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav.
The young lad Mohammed Siraj from Hyderabad is eagerly waiting to make a debut in the red ball cricket as he made his white ball debut against Kiwis in the last year. Mohammed Siraj made a huge impact in the India 'A' matches and knocked the doors of selection team but he is also not playing in the second Test match.
Mohammed Shami will lead the fast bowling department and will share the red ball with Umesh Yadav for the 2nd Test against West Indies.
India will be played with West Indies in the Second Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Friday.
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