Cricket World Player of the Week - Mayank Agarwal
Agarwal's success at the highest level has only reiterated the importance of first-class cricket. The opener has an average of over 50 in list A matches and has reproduced it at the international level.
Mayank Agrawal is only 6 Test matches old in international cricket but he has already given signs of making a big name for himself in the times to come on the back of his 243-run knock in the first Test against Bangladesh in Indore.
Agarwal now has 663 runs from 6 Test innings at an average of 73.66. This is the second highest in the ICC World Test Championship cycle 2019-2021, just behind Steve Smith's 774.
With his double ton, Agarwal became the second quickest batsman to score two Test doubles, both coming within 12 innings. With it, he went past Bradman's record of two double tons in 13 Test innings.
During his double century, Agarwal cleared the ropes eight times - the joint highest by an Indian batsman in a Test innings alongside Navjot Singh Sidhu, who achieved the feat in 1994 against Sri Lanka.
His consistent run in Test cricket has helped him reach a career-high 11th spot in the ICC Test batsmen rankings with 691 rating points.
Agarwal's success at the highest level has only reiterated the importance of first-class cricket. The opener has an average of over 50 in list A matches and has reproduced at the international level.
His next big challenge will come when India tours New Zealand.
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