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Ajit Agarkar

01 January, 1970

Slight, fiery and gifted, Ajit Agarkar is still coming to terms with being Kapil Dev's replacement as India's matchwinner with bat and ball. The ingredients are there, and in the right proportions.

Full name:
Ajit Bhalchandra Agarkar
Born :December 4, 1977, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
Current age: 28 years 313 days
Major teams: India, Middlesex, Mumbai
Batting style :Right-hand bat
Bowling style: Right-arm fast-medium

Statsguru Test player, ODI player

 

 Batting and fielding averages
class  mat  inns  no  runs  hs  ave  bf  sr  100  50  4s  6s  ct  st
Tests   26   39   5   571   109*   16.79   1081   52.82   1   0   83   3   6   0
ODIs   169   101   26   1179   95   15.72   1411   83.55   0   3   94   22   48   0
First-class   69   90   15   1900   109*   25.33         2   8         24   0
List A   222   139   39   1923   95   19.23         0   8         60   0

 Bowling averages
class  mat  balls  runs  wkts  bbi  bbm  ave  econ  sr  4  5  10
Tests   26   4857   2745   58   6/41   8/160   47.32   3.39   83.74   0   1   0
ODIs   169   8334   6982   258   6/42   6/42   27.06   5.02   32.30   9   2   0
First-class   69   11860   6032   207   6/41      29.14   3.05   57.29      9   0
List A   222   10850   8965   342   6/18   6/18   26.21   4.95   31.72   9   3   0

 Career statistics
 
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Test debut  Zimbabwe v India at Harare - Oct 7-10, 1998 scorecard
Last Test  Pakistan v India at Lahore - Jan 13-17, 2006 scorecard
ODI debut  India v Australia at Kochi - Apr 1, 1998 scorecard
Last ODI  Australia v India at Kuala Lumpur - Sep 22, 2006 scorecard
First-class span  1996/97 - 2005/06
List A span  1996/97 - 2006/07

 Notes


 Profile

Wisden overview
But they are yet to form a heady and long-lasting mix. Agarkar's entry into international cricket - with an avalanche of wickets that made him the fastest to 50 in ODIs - was matched for speed only by an astonishing batting slump that saw him collect seven consecutive Test ducks against Australia. But India knows he can bat, because tailenders simply do not score half-centuries in 21 balls, as Agarkar did in a one-day game against Zimbabwe, or score Test centuries at Lord's, as Agarkar did in some style in 2002. His aggression is an asset, but the body cannot sometimes support it. If he finds his confidence, and develops strength, Agarkar could yet be very special for India.


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