Mayank Agarwal is still in a queue: Chief Selector
Mayank Agarwal is still in a queue: Chief Selector


One of the huge questions that arise when the India selectors picked Mayank Agarwal in the T20 squad for the tri-series in Sri Lanka, this season's most prolific run-scorer in domestic cricket, wasn't picked. MSK Prasad, the chief of selectors, has revealed that the Karnataka batsman is "in the queue" for a national call-up.

On the other hand, senior all-rounder batsmen Yuvraj Singh last played an ODI in June in the West Indies and a T20 international in February 2017. Since then, he played only one match in the Ranji Trophy and had inferior outings in the domestic limited-overs tournaments with 208 runs at a strike rate of 96.29 in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and 172 runs at an average of 34.40 in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Mayank Agarwal has scored a record-breaking 2141 runs across formats this season and is set to play at least two more games for Karnataka in the 50-overs Deodhar Trophy starting March 4, as well as the Irani Cup four-day match for Rest of India. He struck five centuries in the Ranji Trophy, three half-centuries in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, and three hundreds and four fifties while leading Karnataka to the Vijay Hazare Trophy title.

The other big gains for India on the tour of South Africa were the performances of the two young wristspinners, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, who shared impressive 33 wickets between them in India's emphatic 5-1 win in the ODI series. 


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