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Ajit Agarkar
PTI
January 30, 2003
First Published: 10:49 IST(25/1/2003)
Last Updated: 00:21 IST(30/1/2003)
 Date of Birth: 4 December 1977, Mumbai, Maharashtra
 Test Debut: Against Zimbabwe at Harare in 1998/99
 ODI Debut: Against Australia at Kochi in 1997/98
 Bats: Right Hand Bat
 Bowls: Right Arm Fast Medium
 
Following the retirement of cricket legend Kapil Dev, the national team has been crying out for a classy all-rounder.

Many believe that Agarkar is the answer.

The Mumbai player became the fastest player ever to take 50 wickets in one-day internationals.

However, he has suffered from a number of injuries that have kept him out of the international scene.

Agarkar's comeback in the tour of Australia was nothing short of a disaster as far as his Test career was concerned, although the one-day upward curve continued.

Despite a fastest one-day half-century, off only 21 balls, his one day average is little over 16.

His bowling figures are slightly better, with a strike rate of just over 33.

Perhaps the World Cup is his last chance to prove his mettle. His grit and determination should augur well for India in the World cup.

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