Vijay Shankar’s dream for playing at the ICC World Cup 2019 was cut short as now he has been ruled out for the rest of the tournament due to a toe injury. Shanker was called upon in place of Shikhar Dhawan who was unfortunately injured in the earlier match against Australia.
Injury to Shankar has turned the wheel of fortunes for yet another budding Indian cricketer Mayank Agarwal who has been selected to join Captain Virat Kohli and Co at the ongoing World Cup Tournament.
Here are a few things to know about Mayank Agarwal:
1. Born In Bengaluru, Karnataka
Mayank was born in the capital city of Karnataka and is currently 28 years of age.
2. First Class Debut
The right-handed opening batsman made his first-class debut for Karnataka 6 years ago in Mysuru against Jharkhand. He scored 90 runs in 144 balls in this match.
3. 3964 Runs In First Class Cricket
Agarwal made his highest score of 304 not out against Maharashtra and until now has made 3964 runs in first-class cricket.
Mayank Agarwal in List A cricket in the last 24 months:
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) July 1, 2019
4. Represented 4 IPL Franchises
Mayank Agarwal has represented four Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises. These include Rising Pune Supergiant, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, and Royal Challengers Bangalore. He scored 332 runs in 13 matches in IPL 2019 playing for KXIP.
5. Made Test Debut Against Australia
He made his Test debut in Melbourne against Australia in Boxing Day Test in December 2018. In this match as well he was called upon as a replacement to Prithvi Shaw who was sidelined due to injury. He scored 76 and 42 runs in two innings as India won the match. His 76 runs in the first innings were the highest runs scored by an Indian against Australia on debut.
— Deepak (@Deepak86392035) July 1, 2019
In the next match at Sydney, he continued his form scoring 77 runs.
With this announcement, Indian cricket fans have already started making the list of a balanced team to play in the tournament going forward.
#VijayShankar ruled out of 2019 World Cup with toe injury .#MayankAgarwal to fly in as replacement .
M S dhoni
I think this is the most balanced team combination.