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Ajit Agarkar

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
India, Elite Group C, India A, India B, India Blue, India Seniors, West Zone, Kolkata, Delhi, Middlesex, India Under-19, Mumbai
Roles played:
Bowler
Home country:
India
Born:
December 04, 1977, Bombay

Profile

Ajit Agarkar is an Indian international cricketer who has been on the periphery of the Indian side in both, the Test as well as the One-day format. He was once touted as the next best bowling all-rounder after the legendary Kapil Dev. However, his inconsistency in performance did not grant him that status.

Agarkar has been representing his hometown Mumbai in the domestic circuit since 1997-98. One of his best performances came in the 2009-10 Ranji Trophy finals against Karnataka where his 5-wicket haul ensured a narrow win for Mumbai. He has also played for Middlesex in the English county cricket. He represented the Kolkata for the first three seasons of the IPL from 2008-10. Ahead of the fourth, he was signed by the Delhi in 2011.

His ODI debut came in 1998 at Kochi against the mighty Australians, where he took the price wicket of Adam Gilchrist. It took him just 23 matches to reach 50 wickets in ODI. In his 133rd match, he already had 200 ODI wickets and 1,000 runs in his kitty. Despite a high economy rate, his One-day performances have been far better. He was India’s best ODI bowler when the team toured the West Indies in 2006.

He performed well in the Test series Down Under of 1999 as well as 2003. His career best bowling figures of 6/41 came at Adelaide in 2003 which helped India nab their first Test win in Australia in 20 years. Batting at number eight, he scored his maiden Test century and remained unbeaten on 109 at The Lord’s in 2002, against the Englishmen.


Fast Facts

  • His 5/81 in the 2010 Ranji Trophy finals against Karnataka helped Mumbai lift its 39th Ranji Trophy victory.
  • Agarkar’s maiden ODI wicket was that of Adam Gilchrist.
  • 6/41 against the Aussies in 2003 at Adelaide fetched India their first Test win in Australia in 20 years.
  • His first Test ton came in 2002 at the historic Lord’s ground, batting at number eight position.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 26 39 571 5 16.79 52.82 1 0 109*
ODI 191 113 1269 26 14.58 80.62 0 3 95
T20 4 2 15 0 7.5 136.36 0 0 14
IPL 42 22 179 12 17.9 116.23 0 0 39
CLT20 4 3 21 1 10.5 123.52 0 0 11*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 26 46 4857 2745 58 6/41 / 47.32 3.39 0 1 0 37
ODI 191 188 9484 8021 288 6/42 / 27.85 5.07 10 2 0 441
T20 4 3 63 85 3 2/10 / 28.33 8.09 0 0 0 0
IPL 42 42 782 1151 29 3/25 / 39.68 8.83 0 0 0 38
CLT20 4 3 72 63 4 2/14 / 15.75 5.25 0 0 0 1
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 6 0 2
ODI 52 0 16
IPL 5 0 2
CLT20 2 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
1998-2006
 
ODI:
1998-2007
 
T20:
2006-2007
 
IPL:
2008-2013
 
CLT20:
2012-2012
Test
Debut:
India Vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Oct 07, 1998
Last played:
India Vs Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore Stadium), Lahore - Jan 13, 2006
ODI
Debut:
India Vs Australia at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi - Apr 01, 1998
Last played:
India Vs England at Kennington Oval (The Oval), London - Sep 05, 2007
T20
Debut:
India Vs South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Dec 01, 2006
Last played:
India Vs New Zealand at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Sep 16, 2007
IPL
Debut:
Kolkata Vs Bangalore at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka - Apr 18, 2008
Last played:
Delhi Vs Rajasthan at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur - May 07, 2013
CLT20
Debut:
Delhi Vs Kolkata at SuperSport Park, Centurion - Oct 13, 2012
Last played:
Delhi Vs Highveld Lions at Kingsmead, Durban - Oct 25, 2012
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