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'He is a problem for England' - Michael Vaughan on India's star batter ahead of Rajkot Test

Former England captain Michael Vaughan could not contain his admiration for this India star batter and praised him on a podcast.

'He is a problem for England' - Michael Vaughan on India's star batter ahead of Rajkot Test
Team India

Last Updated: 01.50 PM, Feb 11, 2024


In the two Test matches played so far in the five-match series, one Indian player who has stood out as a thorn in the England side is the opening batter Yashasvi Jaiswal. The opener has shown the English side how 'Bazball' is played on Indian soil. With fans praising the young lad on social media, even former England captain Michael Vaughan could not contain his admiration. 

He labelled Jaiswal as a formidable opponent for the Three Lions while speaking on the Club Prairie Fire Podcast. Vaughan highlighted Jaiswal's exceptional talent and called him an unbelievable player. He also revealed the pleasure of meeting Jaiswal in Mumbai last year. Astonishingly, the very next day, Jaiswal achieved a remarkable milestone by scoring his maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) century against the formidable Mumbai Indians (MI).

"I would say he is a problem for England. He is an issue. He is an unbelievable player. I met him in Mumbai and he got a hundred the next day in the IPL. Now he has gone on to score a double-hundred against the best team in the world," said Vaughan.

In his six Tests and 11 innings played so far, Jaiswal has scored 637 runs in 10 innings, with an average of 57.90 and a strike rate of 63.57. Notably, he has already scored a century, a double century, and two fifties, showcasing his versatility.

3rd-youngest Indian player to score a double 100 in Test cricket:

Jaiswal had recently become the third-youngest Indian player in history to score a double hundred in Test cricket. At the age of 22 years and 37 days, Jaiswal joined an elite group of Indian cricketers who have reached this milestone. The youngest player to achieve this feat for India is Vinod Kambli, who was just 21 years and 35 days old when he smashed 224 against England in Mumbai back in 1994.

Sunil Gavaskar previously held the title of being the youngest Indian player to achieve a double century before Kambli. Gavaskar had scored 220 runs against a formidable West Indies attack at Port of Spain in 1971 when he was just 21 years and 283 days old. 

Jaiswal also joins the elite ranks as the fourth Indian left-hander, following in the footsteps of Sourav Ganguly, Gautam Gambhir, and Kambli, to achieve a Test double century.

India's squad for the last three Test games vs England:

Rohit Sharma (C), Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul*, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel (WK), KS Bharat (WK), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja*, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep.

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