Ajit Agarkar tries to fool us with wickets – we won’t be fooled

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Ajit Agarkar is still all kinds of terrible, despite taking four wickets in the fourth one-day international at Old Trafford. We’re not going to be swayed. We accept that his ball to Ian Bell was a beauty, although it was a hideously dreadful leave on Bell’s part. You don’t think it was that bad? The ball hit his stumps. It doesn’t get any worse than that.

Other than that, Agarkar’s wickets were largely the result of batsmen taking on a bad bowler. He went for a run a ball in a low-scoring game. When he came back into the attack later on, with pressure mounting, he promptly bowled two wides. That sums it up, but the wickets will save him.

Four wickets will keep in the side for a good few games. This is how he operates. He flukes a good haul of wickets in one game and then takes none for many in the next three matches.


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  1. Maybe it was a deliberate ploy on the part of the England batsmen so as to keep the weakest bowler in for the rest of the series.

  2. Ajit Agarkar is in the list of top-ten ODI strike rates of all time. 32.8!! (I am restricting the list to those who have played a minimum of 100 matches).

  3. He’s not doing too bad. Worth the place for his fielding alone.
    Dont be fooled by the missed catch in the last match. 😛

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