Profile, Career and Records of Indian Cricketer Ajit Agarkar


This article is about one of the most successful bowler of India in ODI Cricket and the third highest wicket taker for India in the same format of the game - Ajit Agarkar. Here is given the complete profile, cricket career and cricket records of this cricketer. His bowling and batting records are also given.

Ajit Agarkar was born on 4th December, 1977 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Being the third highest wicket taker from India in ODI Cricket, Ajit Agarkar is a bowler to watch when he is in full swing. Mostly called as an ODI (One Day Internationals) player, Ajit has a very few success in the longer format of the game at International level.
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Early Career of Ajit Agarkar


Ajit started playing First Class Cricket for Mumbai Team in 1996-97. He got break in International Cricket in 1998 in the match against Australia where he took the wicket of Adam Gilchrist. He started with a bang in ODI Cricket completing his 25 wickets in 10 matches and 50 wickets in 23 matches. His appearance in Test Cricket was not as successful as ODIs.

Later Career of Ajit Agarkar and Emergence as a Bowling Allrounder


Ajit Agarkar become the main Indian fast bowler in ODIs, but struggled for the place in the Indian Test Squad. His only notable performance in Test Matches was a brilliant bowling effort of 6/41 against Australia where India won the match and drawn the series by 1-1. Meanwhile he takes several 4 wickets haul in ODI Matches. But due to the emergence of bowlers like Irfan Pathan, Balaji and R.P. Singh, he lost his place in ODIs also.

Initially used as a bowler Ajit Agarkar also has batting capabilities. He often come as a Pitch Hitter for India. Normally he came to bat at no. 8. He has the record of having scored the fastest fifty by any Indian in ODI Cricket in just 21 balls. He has also registered a century in Test Cricket at Lord's Cricket Ground.

Profile of Indian Cricketer Ajit Agarkar


  • Ajit Agarkar Full Name - Ajit Bhalchandra Agarkar

  • Ajit Agarkar Birth Date - 4th December, 1977

  • Ajit Agarkar Birth Place - Mumbai (India)

  • Batting Style of Ajit Agarkar - Right Hand Batsman

  • Bowling Style of Ajit Agarkar - Right Arm Fast Medium

  • Role of Ajit Agarkar in the Team - Bowling Allrounder


International Career Records and Statistics of Ajit Agarkar


Test Record of Indian Cricketer Ajit Agarkar :
  • Test Matches played by Ajit Agarkar - 26

  • Runs Scored by Ajit Agarkar in Test Matches - 571

  • Batting Average of Ajit Agarkar in Test Matches - 16.61

  • Highest Score by Ajit Agarkar in Test Matches - 109 not out

  • Centuries Scored by Ajit Agarkar in Test Matches - 1

  • Wickets taken by Ajit Agarkar in Test Matches - 58

  • Bowling Average of Ajit Agarkar in Test Matches - 47.32

  • Best Bowling Performance of Ajit Agarkar in Test Matches - 6/41


ODI Record of Indian Cricketer Ajit Agarkar :
  • ODI Matches played by Ajit Agarkar - 191

  • Runs Scored by Ajit Agarkar in ODI Matches - 1269

  • Batting Average of Ajit Agarkar in ODI Matches - 14.58

  • Highest Score by Ajit Agarkar in ODI Matches - 95

  • Half Centuries Scored by Ajit Agarkar in ODI Matches - 3
  • Wickets taken by Ajit Agarkar in ODI Matches - 288

  • Bowling Average of Ajit Agarkar in ODI Matches - 27.85

  • Best Bowling Performance of Ajit Agarkar in ODI Matches - 6/42

  • Economy Rate of Ajit Agarkar in ODI Matches - 5.07


T20Is Record of Indian Cricketer Ajit Agarkar :
  • T20Is played by Ajit Agarkar - 4

  • Runs Scored by Ajit Agarkar in T20Is - 15

  • Batting Average of Ajit Agarkar in T20Is - 7.50

  • Highest Score by Ajit Agarkar in T20Is - 14

  • Wickets taken by Ajit Agarkar in T20Is - 3

  • Bowling Average of Ajit Agarkar in T20Is - 28.33

  • Best Bowling Performance of Ajit Agarkar in T20Is - 2/10

  • Economy Rate of Ajit Agarkar in T20Is - 8.09


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