Ajit Bhalchandra Agarkar

India Ajit Bhalchandra Agarkar

Plays for India
Age 39 years 320 days
Born December 4, 1977, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm fast
Slight, fiery and gifted, Ajit Agarkar never came to terms with being Kapil Dev's replacement as India's matchwinner with bat and ball. The ingredients were there, and in the right proportions, but never formed a heady and long-lasting mix. Agarkar's entry into international cricket - with an avalanche of wickets that made him the then fastest to 50 in ODIs - was matched for speed only by an astonishing batting slump during which he collected seven consecutive Test ducks against Australia. But he could 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 was an asset, but his body could not sometimes support it. He turned into a one-day specialist - arguably India's most effective ODI bowler in 2005-06 - but a disappointing World Cup campaign resulted in him being dropped for the Bangladesh series that followed.
Major Teams Affiliated With
India Delhi Daredevils Kolkata Knight Riders
Middlesex Mumbai

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 8 0 0 69 17.50 95 2275 43 173 270
firstClass 16 4 0 37 28.75 145 3336 23 139 110
T20Is 0 0 0 0 0 2 7.50 14 15 0 2 4
ODIs 3 0 0 52 22 103 14.58 95 1269 26 113 191
tests 0 1 0 6 3 83 16.79 109* 571 5 39 26

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 3 11 4.94 26.16 6/18 6/18 420 10990 13322 270
firstClass 0 12 3.03 30.69 6/41 299 9179 18132 110
T20Is 0 0 0 8.09 28.33 2/10 2/10 3 85 63 3 4
ODIs 0 2 10 5.07 27.85 6/42 6/42 288 8021 9484 188 191
tests 0 1 0 3.39 47.32 8/160 6/41 58 2745 4857 46 26
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