6 Indian players who made their Test debuts in 2018
- In 2018, India handed Test caps to three batsmen, two pacers and a wicket-keeper.
#4 Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal has an extraordinary record in first-class cricket, including a triple-century. He has played 46 FC games and 75 List A games for his state, averaging close to 50 in both.
After scoring tons of runs in the domestic circuit, the Karnataka cricketer was included in the Test squad for the series against West Indies, but he did not play.
He was named in the Test squad for the series against Australia as a replacement of Prithvi Shaw, who injured his ankle during the practice game against Cricket Australia XI.
Mayank Agarwal, who got a moment to open the innings of the second Test, did not fail to impress as he scored 76 in the first innings and 42 in the second innings.
He became the 27th Indian player to score a fifty on Test debut and became the highest run-scorer for India on debut in Australia.