2- Mayank Agarwal
Australia fought back in Perth to level the series at 1-1 and it all came down to Indian openers to perform and finally give some hope to India in the Melbourne test. Mayank Agarwal who was included in the squad got his maiden cap in the test match and the Karnataka batsman made the most of the opportunity in a pressure boxing day test match.
The Indian team management did an unprecedented change in the third test by changing the both openers and replacing them with Mayank Agarwal and middle order batsman Hanuma Vihari but it somehow did wonders for them.
Vihari was dismissed cheaply but he stick to one end of the wicket while Agarwal took to the aggressive mode of play. He went onto score 76 runs in the first innings and India declared on 443-7. Agarwal was the top scorer for India in the second innings by scoring 42 runs and India went onto win the test match by 137 runs to take 2-1 lead in the series.
His presence had a magical spell in it as he continued to impress in the fourth test and can be termed as the find of the series for India. He is expected to be a regular member in the test team alongside Prithvi Shaw at the top of the innings.
Mayank Agarwal scored 195 runs in three innings of the series.