Mayank Agarwal has been India’s crisis man of recent times. Whenever there is a top priority opener who gets inured, it is Mayank who gets a call-up from the national team and he delivers. Mayank Agarwal is a complete team man. He had a decent series against New Zealand but his performances dipped and he was eventually dropped from the Indian Test Team. So, why has been Mayank called if only one test match is to be played? Here is an in-depth look:
Mayank Agarwal is joining as a cover for Rohit Sharma:
It was yesterday’s breaking news reported by many outlets that Rohit Sharma, the Indian Captain has tested positive for Covid-19 and is in isolation at the team hotel. But the Indian team doesn’t have a backup opener. The team might have to go for secondary and makeshift options. It was expected that Hanuma Vihari or Srikar Bharat would open the batting with Shubman Gill.
But all these reports were dismissed when Mayank Agarwal was called up. The RT-PCR reports of Rohit Sharma are done regularly and now Rohit faces a race against time to come back to full fitness and perform. The test match begins on the 1st of July.
Mayank Agarwal last Played a Test Match Against Sri Lanka:
Mayank Agarwal was a member of the Indian Cricket Team for the Sri Lanka home series. He played 3 out of the 4 innings and his performance was below average. Hence the reason he got dropped. The next factor that resulted in Mayank getting sacked is his poor performance in the IPL. He led the Punjab Kings but that led to him compromising on his responsibilities as a better. Mayank Agarwal is a complete team and understands what the team demands from him.
He will fly to England on Monday and can join the team. Specific quarantine is not required for Mayank, as per the new guidelines given by the ICC. Here is a look at the stats of Mayank Agarwal:
To know more go to Rohit Sharma Tests Positive for Covid-19. In Isolation at Team Hotel.
To know more go to the official page of the BCCI.