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Mayank Anurag Agarwal (born 16 February 1991)[2] is an Indian international cricketer who plays as a right-handed opening batsman for Karnataka. He made his international debut for the India cricket team on 26 December 2018 against Australia.[3]

Mayank Agarwal
Personal information
Full nameMayank Anurag Agarwal
Born (1991-02-16) 16 February 1991 (age 28)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
NicknameMonkus
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm off break
RoleOpening batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 295)26 December 2018 v Australia
Last Test10 October 2019 v South Africa
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2010–presentKarnataka
2011–2013Royal Challengers Bangalore
2014–2016Delhi Daredevils
2017Rising Pune Supergiants[1]
2018–presentKings XI Punjab
Career statistics
Competition Test FC List A T20
Matches 6 50 75 133
Runs scored 605 3,964 3,605 2,932
Batting average 60.50 50.17 48.71 24.63
100s/50s 2/3 8/23 12/14 1/18
Top score 215 304* 176 111
Balls bowled 342
Wickets 0 3 0 0
Bowling average 72.33
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 2/18
Catches/stumpings 5/– 30/– 28/– 49/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 10 October 2019

Early careerEdit

He came to prominence with his performances in the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy in 2008-09 and 2010 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, in which he was the leading run-getter for India.[4] He was also adjudged Man of the Series in the Karnataka Premier League in 2010. He also scored a century in that tournament.[5]

He is an alumnus of the Bishop Cotton Boys' School and Jain University in Bangalore.[6]

Domestic cricketEdit

In November 2017, he scored his maiden triple century in first-class cricket, when he made 304 not out batting for Karnataka against Maharashtra in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy.[7] It was the 50th triple century scored in first-class cricket in India.[8] During the same month, he scored 1,000 runs in first-class cricket.[9][10] He was the leading run-scorer in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy, finishing the tournament with 1,160 runs.[11]

In January 2018, he was bought by the Kings XI Punjab in the 2018 IPL auction.[12] In February 2018, he was the leading run-scorer in the 2017–18 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with 723 runs in eight matches.[13] He scored 2,141 runs across all formats, the highest total by any batsman in an Indian domestic season.[14] In June 2018, he was awarded with the Madhavrao Scindia Award For The Highest Run-Scorer In Ranji Trophy by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).[15]

He was the leading run-scorer for Karnataka in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with 251 runs in seven matches.[16] In October 2018, he was named in India B's squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.[17] The following month, he was named as one of eight players to watch ahead of the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy.[18]

International careerEdit

In September 2018, he was named in India's Test squad for their series against the West Indies, but he did not play.[19] In December 2018, he was added to India's Test squad for their series against Australia, after Prithvi Shaw was ruled out of the side due to injury.[20] He made his Test debut against Australia on 26 December 2018, scoring seventy-six runs in his first innings at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.[21] This was the highest score by an Indian cricketer on a Test debut in Australia, going past the previous record of 51 runs set by Dattu Phadkar, at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in 1947.[22][23] He played the 4th test also and finished the series with 195 runs.[24]

In July 2019, he was added to India's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, replacing Vijay Shankar, who was ruled out of the rest of the tournament due to injury.[25]

In October 2019, in the first Test match against South Africa, Agarwal scored his maiden century in Test cricket.[26] 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.[27] After hitting his 2nd Test hundred against South Africa, Agarwal became the only 2nd opener after Virender Sehwag (2009-10) to score back to back centuries against South Africa. [28]

Personal lifeEdit

Agarwal practices the meditation technique of Vipassanā, being introduced to it by his father Anurag Agarwal. He is also said to have been inspired by the Joseph Murphy book The Power of the Subconscious Mind.[29][30]

In January 2018, Agarwal got engaged to Aashita Sood, daughter of Bangalore Police commissioner Praveen Sood.[31]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Supergiants acquire Mayank Agarwal from Daredevils". Espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  2. ^ Mayank Agarwal, ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2012-02-01.
  3. ^ "Mayank Agarwal, India's Test cap No.295., impresses on debut". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  4. ^ Most runs for India Under-19s, ICC Under-19 World Cup 2009/10 ESPN Cricinfo.
  5. ^ Agarwal century sets up big Davangere win ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2012-01-19.
  6. ^ Notable Alumni Jain college University
  7. ^ "Agarwal's triple-century sinks Maharashtra". ESPN Cricinfo. 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Triple-tons: India 28, rest of world 31". ESPN Cricinfo. 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Agarwal racks up 1000 runs in season after Karnataka bag lead". ESPN Cricinfo. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Group A: Agarwal tops 1000 runs for season". Wisden India. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Ranji Trophy, 2017/18: Most Runs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  12. ^ "List of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Vijay Hazare Trophy, 2017/18:Most Runs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  14. ^ "Agarwal's 90 leads Karnataka to third Vijay Hazare title in five years". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  15. ^ "Kohli, Harmanpreet, Mandhana win top BCCI awards". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Vijay Hazare Trophy, 2016/17 - Karnataka: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Rahane, Ashwin and Karthik to play Deodhar Trophy". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  18. ^ "Eight players to watch out for in Ranji Trophy 2018-19". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Indian team for Paytm Test series against Windies announced". Board of Control for Cricket in India. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  20. ^ "Prithvi Shaw ruled out of Australia Test series". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  21. ^ "3rd Test, India tour of Australia at Melbourne, Dec 26-30 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  22. ^ "Boxing Day Test: Mayank Agarwal misses out on debut hundred but shows nerves of steel at MCG". India Today. 26 December 2018.
  23. ^ "Mayank Agarwal records top score for an Indian Test debutant in Australia". Times of India. 26 December 2018.
  24. ^ Dinakar, S. (7 January 2019). "After seven decades, India on top down under!". Thehindu.com. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  25. ^ "Vijay Shankar out of World Cup with toe injury". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  26. ^ "India vs South Africa: Mayank Agarwal hits maiden Test hundred". India Today. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  27. ^ "India vs South Africa: Mayank Agarwal hits Test double hundred in only his 8th innings". India Today. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  28. ^ PuneOctober 10, Rajarshi Gupta; October 10, 2019UPDATED:; Ist, 2019 15:13. "India vs South Africa: Mayank Agarwal bullies South Africa with 2nd successive hundred". India Today. Retrieved 10 October 2019.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  29. ^ "Mayank Agarwal's new approach has fetched him big scores". Cricbuzz.com. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  30. ^ "Mayank Agarwal's Journey To International Debut Has Been An Emotional Roller Coaster". Mensxp.com. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  31. ^ Prathibha Joy. "Praveen Sood: Mayank Agarwal gets engaged - Bengaluru News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 April 2019.

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