Ajit Agarkar

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World T20, 2nd Semi-Final

India vs West Indies

at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets

Ajit Agarkar

India International Cricket Team PlayerSlight, fiery and gifted, Ajit Agarkar is still coming to terms with being Kapil Dev's replacement as India's matchwinner all-rounder with bat and ball. The ingredients are there, and in the right proportions. 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 wickets 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.

Full name Ajit Bhalchandra Agarkar
Born December 4, 1977, Bombay, Maharashtra
Major teams India, Middlesex, Mumbai
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

 Career statistics
Test debut  Zimbabwe v India at Harare - Oct 7-10, 1998
ODI debut  India v Australia at Kochi - Apr 1, 1998
First-class span  1996/97 - 2005/06
List A span  1996/97 - 2005/06

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.