Mayank Anurag Agarwal is an Indian cricketer who plays international cricket for team India and is also a right-handed opening batsman for Karnataka. He came into prominence while playing in the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy in 2008-09 and the 2010 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He made his international debut on December 26, 2018 against Australia.
He scored his maiden triple century in first-class cricket in November 2017 when he made 304 not out batting for Karnataka against Maharashtra in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy. During the same month, Mayank Agarwal scored 1,000 runs in first-class cricket and was the leading run-scorer in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy, finishing the tournament with 1,160 runs.
During the 2018 IPL auction, Mayank Agarwal was bought by the Kings XI Punjab in January and in February of the same year, he was the leading run-scorer with 723 runs in eight matches in the 2017–18 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He scored 2,141 runs across all formats, the highest total by any batsman in an Indian domestic season. In the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, he was the leading run-scorer for Karnataka with 251 runs in seven matches.
Mayank was named in India B's squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy in October 2018, and the following month he was named as one of eight players to watch ahead of the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy.
Mayank was named in India's Test squad in September 2018 for their series against the West Indies but he did not play. He was then added to India's Test squad for their series against Australia in December 2018 after Prithvi Shaw was ruled out due to injury. He made his Test debut on December 26, 2018, scoring seventy-six runs in his first innings at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. He also played the 4th Test and finished the series with 195 runs.
He was added in July to India's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup and replaced Vijay Shankar, who was ruled out of the tournament due to injury. In October 2019, in the first Test match against South Africa, Mayank scored his maiden century in Test cricket. He went on to convert this into his first double hundred in a Test match, before being dismissed for 215 runs of 371 balls with 23 fours and 6 sixes.
Mayank Agarwal was born on February 16, 1991 in Bengaluru, Karnataka and has one brother. He did his schooling from Bishop Cotton Boys' School in Bengaluru and finished his studies from Jain University. He is married to Aashita Sood, daughter of Bangalore Police commissioner Praveen Sood.
Mayank was awarded the Madhavrao Scindia Award for the Highest Run-Scorer in Ranji Trophy by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in June 2018.
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