Legspinner <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/mayank-markande/news">Mayank Markande</a> received his <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/India">India</a> cap after he was included in the Playing XI the first T20I against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Australia">Australia</a>. This implies that in the last 15 months, Markande, 21, has made his List A, T20 and first-class and finally India debut. (<strong>READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-2019-1st-t20i-live-cricket-score-visakhapatnam-latest-updates-coverage-highlights-online-806859">1st T20: Live Score</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>In 2017, Markande was not selected for an Under-23 match and made amends in the India domestic circuit. Markande took five wickets in the 2017-18 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, followed by ten wickets in the 2017-18 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He went for IPL trails and was picked for Mumbai Indians and played 14 matches in the 2018 edition from which he claimed 15 wickets. (<strong>READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/?p=806986">Markande receives India cap</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Markande then scalped 13 wickets at 21.07 in the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy to get selected for the India Emerging Team at the Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup, where he finished as the highest wicket-taker. His performance across all the aforementioned domestic tournaments culminted with Markande being rewarded with an India call-up earlier this month. <p></p> <p></p>In an <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/exclusive-interview-ipl-stint-with-mumbai-indians-improved-me-mayank-markande-804970">interview</a> with <em>CricketCountry</em>, Markande explained how things for him changed during his stint with the three-time IPL winners. Markande made heads turn on debut against Chennai Super Kings claiming 3/23 in four overs including the prized scalp of MS Dhoni. <p></p> <p></p>It will surprise you to know that Markande wanted to be a fast bowler while growing up and turned to leg spin after an advice from coach Munish Bali. Bali recognised Markande s slower one as a pacer to be a natural googly for a spinner, and he picked on that despite Markande s hesitance to try leg spin.