Mayank Agarwal is the new Test specialist batsman. The opening batsman has scored his second double hundred within four innings. We saw him against Bangladesh in Indore where he has proved that he can play under pressure and lead his team from the front.
Mayank Agarwal is the new finding for the Indian Test team. Against South Africa in home ground, he scored his first double century. He continued his stint in home ground.
In the first Test match against Bangladesh in Indore, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli lost their wickets early but Mayank Agarwal stood for the team. Captain Virat Kohli encouraged the opening batsman to score big runs. Mayank stood on the hopes of captain and scored 243 runs before getting out on the ball of Abu Jayed. In 12 Test innings, he has scored 858 runs with 3 centuries and 3 half-centuries.
Mayank Agarwal is enjoying Test cricket
Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar told Sportstar that Mayank is enjoying Test cricket which is helping him to play better. He should keep up the game on second-year too as the opposition would get more information about the player’s technique.
“He is enjoying Test cricket, this is his first year and hopefully he keeps scoring on the second year also because in the second season there is a lot more data available of you to the opposition but he has been batting beautifully,” Gavaskar said on Nerolac Cricket Live exclusively on Star Sports.
“The way he balances himself without falling on the offside as he plays so straight and his movement of the front and back foot has been fantastic making him the man in form who is full of confidence,” he added.
Sunil Gavaskar advice for Pink ball
India will play the first day-night Test match against Bangladesh at Eden Garden, starting from 22 November. The second Test match will be played with the SG pink ball which is a new challenge for the two teams. Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar advised the bowlers how to manage the pink ball.
“One thing bowlers should do is keep an eye on the wicket and how is it behaving, so what I do is as the pitch gets slower I keep pushing myself and when I notice that the batsman is uncomfortable I go over the top.”