|Full Name:||Mayank Anurag Agarwal|
|Batting Style:||Right Handed Bat|
|Jersey Number:||#14 (RCB)|
|Team:||India, KXIP, Karnataka|
|Date of Birth:||16th February 1991|
|Height:||175 cm, 1.75 m, 5’9″|
|Father:||Pranav Kumar Pandey|
Mayank Agarwal Biography
The city of Bengaluru has a rich history and cultural heritage of producing world-class cricketers with the likes of Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, Robin Uthappa, Venkatesh Prasad, Roger Binny, KL Rahul, Karun Nair all coming from the Bengaluru cricket factory.
The latest sensation who is following the legacy is Mayank Agarwal, also seen as the next big thing in Cricket. The superstar of the domestic circuit made his debut against Australia at the Melbourne test in December 2018 and left an astounding impression in the debut series with 195 runs in 3 innings.
Mayank Agarwal's Early Days
Mayank Agarwal is an alumni of Bishop Cotton Boys’ School and Jain University. He created sensation after scoring 432 runs in 5 matches at an average of 54 in the Cooch Behar Trophy 2008-09.
Cooch Behar trophy is an Under 19 tournament played between different states of India, Agarwal shined with a match-winning 160 against Australia in the Cooch Behar trophy earning the place in Under 19 World cup squad held in New Zealand.
He was the leading scorer for India in that tournament.
Mayank Agarwal's Domestic Career
Mayank started his career as a white-ball cricket batsman after his exceptional performance in Under 19 World Cup. Later his performance earned him the place in India A squad. He made his Ranji Trophy debut in 2013/14 season and with each season he developed his reputation as a stand-alone warrior.
The season was 2017/18 when Mayank became the highest run-scorer with 1160 runs in 9 matches at an average of 105.45 for Karnataka.
Who can forget his mammoth innings of 304* against Maharashtra at Pune, where he won the match single-handedly for Karnataka. The same season he scored 723 runs at the Vijay Hazare trophy followed by 251 runs in 2018/19 season
During the 2017/18 season, he set a new record of scoring most runs in Indian domestic season scoring 2141 first-class runs.
His longer format performance proved that he has the skill and potential to represent India in the longer format.
In June 2018, he was awarded Madhavrao Scindia Award for being the highest run-scorer in Ranji Trophy 2017/18.
Mayank Agarwal's International Career
International Debut: Test- 26 December 2018 against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia.
Mayank Agarwal was set to make his international debut during the West Indies tour in September 2018, but Prithvi Shaw was chosen over him leaving Mayank flabbergasted.
3 months later Prithvi Shaw got injured during the practice match against Australia, he was replaced with Mayank Agarwal. Eventually, Mayank made his test debut during the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground on 26th December 2018.
He lived up to the expectations and scored 76 of 161 balls in the debut test breaking the all-time record of the highest individual score by an Indian batsman in Australia on debut.
During the series decider test at Sydney Agarwal again rose to the occasion and scored 77 helping India to set a gigantic total of 622, although the match ended in a draw, India won their first-ever test series against Australia in Australia.
In the upcoming test series against South Africa, he scored centuries in the first two tests showcasing his class and temperament.
Mayank Agarwal's IPL career
But there were surely some sparks shown by the youngsters, for instance hitting six off Muralitharan ball or smashing quickfire fifty against Mumbai Indians at a strike rate of 200.
In the 2014/15 season Mayank faced a lot of injuries and worked hard to get into shape and regain lost form. He was picked by Delhi Daredevils in the 2014 IPL auction Mayank was picked by Delhi Daredevils in the 2014 IPL Auction for a contract of 2 years. He had a very productive season in 2015 for Delhi Daredevils as he scored 213 runs in 10 matches.
In 2016 he played for Rising Pune Supergiants, but played only 3 matches and scored 27 runs. His actually tasted the IPL success in 2019 season , he played 13 matches and scored 332 runs with the help of 2 fifties and at an average of 25.33.
Unknow Facts about Mayank Agarwal
- Mayank idolizes Sachin Tendulkar as he was the major reason behind Mayank Agarwal taking up cricket.
- Mayank Agarwal came into the spotlight after his exceptional performance in the Under 19 Cooch Behar trophy
- He represents the Karnataka team in the domestic circuit and was one of the leading run-scorers during the 2017-18 season with 1160 runs.
- Mayank Agarwal played in Karnataka Premier League in 2010 and won the Man of the tournament title.
- He was part of the ICC Under 19 World Cup team 2008-09.
- Mayank Agarwal believes in meditation and practices Vipassana
- Mayank Agarwal favourite book is Joseph Murphy’s book ‘The Power of the Subconscious Mind’, during low times he draws inspiration from the book.
- Although Sachin Tendulkar is an all-time favourite for Mayank Agarwal but tries to imitate Virender Sehwag brand of cricket.