Digital Desk: Indian player Mayank Agarwal has been nominated for the ICC Player of the Month award for December. He has been chosen for his splendid performance in the Test series against New Zealand and South Africa.
Apart from Mayank Agarwal, New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel and Australian pacer Mitchell Starc were likewise short-listed for the honour.
While usual openers like Rohit Sharma missed the spot to get into the limelight, Mayank Agarwal grabbed the chance showing outstanding performance against New Zealand and South Africa.
In both the matches against New Zealand and South Africa, Mayank Agarwal scored 276 runs at a 69.00 rate, including two fifties and a century.
It can be claimed that Agarwal designed the entire win in Mumbai against New Zealand. He was succeeded in giving the best performer game of 150 and 62 in the two innings.
Moreover, Mayank also played a significant role in India, breaking the Centurion first. Then, KL Rahul and Agarwal formed the podium with a thoughtful opening collaboration of 117. He was pushed by the dynamic Proteas speed episode during the stand but polished with a competent 60.
India posted 327 in the first innings, which ultimately confirmed the contrast between the two sides.
Also Read: How far will you go for a ‘dark fantasy’?