“He Is A Problem”: Ex-England Skipper On India Star Ahead Of 3rd Test. Not Rohit Sharma Or Shubman Gill

Feb 10, 2024

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Former England captain Michael Vaughan said young Indian opener Yashasvi Jaiswal is a “problem” for the Three Lions and is an incredible player. Vaughn was speaking on the Club Prairie Fire podcast. Jaiswal recently lit up Visakhapatnam with a marathon double century in the second Test against England, helping India seal victory. Vaughan said on the podcast that he met Jaiswal in Mumbai last year and the next day he scored his first Indian Premier League (IPL) century against Mumbai Indians (MI) and now he has a double century against “the best team in the world”. Is. ,

“I would say he is a problem for England. He is an issue. He is an incredible player. I met him in Mumbai and he scored a century the next day in the IPL. Now he has gone on to score a double century. ” Against the best team in the world,” Vaughan said.

Jaiswal became the third youngest Indian player in history to score a Test double century. At the age of 22 years and 37 days, Jaiswal is the third youngest Indian to score a double century in Tests. The youngest player to score a double century for India is Vinod Kambli, who was 21 years and 35 days when he scored 224 against England in Mumbai in 1994. Great Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar had made the record of being the youngest Indian player to score a double century. The first century came from Kambli, who scored 220 at the age of just 21 years and 283 days against a ferocious West Indies attack at Port of Spain in 1971.

Apart from Sourav Ganguly, Gautam Gambhir and Kambli, Jaiswal is the fourth Indian left-handed batsman to score a double century in Tests.

It took him just 10 innings to reach his first double century. Karun Nair scored his maiden double century for India in just three innings and became the fastest Indian player to do so.

He has so far scored 637 runs in six Tests and 11 innings at an average of 57.90 and a strike rate of 63.57. He has scored one century, one double century and two half-centuries. With the batsman having scored 502 runs in 16 T20I innings at an average of 33.46 and a strike rate of 161.93 with one century and four fifties, Jaiswal could become India's latest all-format star after receiving the ODI cap.

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