Sachin Tendulkar, Yashasvi Jaiswal
Sachin Tendulkar, Yashasvi Jaiswal [PC: BCCI]

Young Indian batter Yashasvi Jaiswal broke the massive record of Sachin Tendulkar after he made his debut for India in the ongoing first Test of the series against West Indies at Windsor Park in Roseau, Dominica. 

Yashasvi Jaiswal became the Indian player with the third-highest average in first-class cricket before making his debut for the national team, surpassing the likes of great Sachin Tendulkar and Shubman Gill. Southpaw has an average of 80.21 in FC cricket. 

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Yashasvi Jaiswal received his maiden India call-up for the series against West Indies and didn’t take him a while to make his debut for India and got his cap from skipper Rohit Sharma. He was part of the Indian setup for the ICC World Test Championship Final as a standby player. 

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Yashasvi Jaiswal made the cut into the Indian team after his prolific run in the domestic circuit. In a short span of time, he became an integral part of the Mumbai Ranji Team. Overall in 15 FC games, he has scored 1845 runs at an average of 80.21 with 9 centuries to his name. 

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Vinod Kambli is the batter with the highest average in FC cricket before making the Test debut. He’s followed by Pravin Amre and Yashasvi Jaiswal. Rusi Modi, Sachin Tendulkar, and Shubman Gill are also in the elite list.

S.NO Batter name  FC Average  Matches  
1. Vinod Kambli  88.37 27 
2. Praveen Amre  81.23 23 
3. Yashasvi Jaiswal  80.21 15 
4. Rusi Modi  71.28  38 
5. Sachin Tendulkar  70.18  9
6. Shubman Gill  68.78 23

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