India’s Yashasvi Jaiswal was adjudged the Player of the Series in the recently concluded India vs England 2024 Test series. He scored a whopping 712 runs at an average of 89.00 to help the Indian cricket team win the series 4-1.

In the final Test in Dharamshala, India won the match by an innings and 64 runs. Jaiswal smashed 57 runs in just 58 balls in the first innings and en route became the fastest Indian to reach 1000 runs in Test cricket.

The southpaw took just nine Tests to reach the milestone of 1000 runs, bypassing Vinod Kambli who took 12 Tests to reach the landmark.

In the five-Test series, Jaiswal scored two double centuries and three fifties to finish as the top scorer. His 712 runs were 250 more than Shubman Gill's tally, placed second.

The 22-year-old Jaiswal became only the third youngest player to score two double centuries in Test cricket after Vinod Kambli and Don Bradman. He was also the seventh player to score back-to-back double centuries.

The left-hander, who plays for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League, is only the second Indian batter to score more than 700 runs in a bilateral series after Sunil Gavaskar, who achieved the feat twice against West Indies. Jaiswal also surpassed Virat Kohli’s 655 to become the highest run-getter for India in a series against England.

Jaiswal’s 712 runs came at an astonishing strike rate of 79.91. It was helped by 26 sixes, the record for the most sixes in a Test series. The 102 sixes hit in the India vs England Test series was the first time a bilateral series saw over 100 sixes.

“I really enjoyed (the series), it gave me a lot of experiences,” Jaiswal reflected. “I am really happy with the way I played. I am trying to play one match at a time, enjoy it and do something to help my team.”

Jaiswal is also the top run-getter of the ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) 2023-25 with 1028 runs. His recent exploits catapulted him to 10th spot in the International Cricket Council’s latest ranking of Test batters.