Mayank Anurag Agarwal (born 16 February 1991) 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.
|Full name||Mayank Anurag Agarwal|
|Born||16 February 1991|
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
|Bowling||Right-arm off break|
|Test debut (cap 295)||26 December 2018 v Australia|
|Last Test||3 January 2019 v Australia|
|Domestic team information|
|2011–2013||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2017||Rising Pune Supergiants|
|2018–present||Kings XI Punjab|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 3 May 2019
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. He was also adjudged Man of the Series in the Karnataka Premier League in 2010. He also scored a century in that tournament.
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. It was the 50th triple century scored in first-class cricket in India. During the same month, he scored 1,000 runs in first-class cricket. He was the leading run-scorer in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy, finishing the tournament with 1,160 runs.
In January 2018, he was bought by the Kings XI Punjab in the 2018 IPL auction. In February 2018, he was the leading run-scorer in the 2017–18 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with 723 runs in eight matches. He scored 2,141 runs across all formats, the highest total by any batsman in an Indian domestic season. 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).
He was the leading run-scorer for Karnataka in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with 251 runs in seven matches. In October 2018, he was named in India B's squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy. The following month, he was named as one of eight players to watch ahead of the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy.
In September 2018, he was named in India's Test squad for their series against the West Indies, but he did not play. 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. He made his Test debut against Australia on 26 December 2018, scoring seventy-six runs in his first innings at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. 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. He played the 4th test also and finished the series with 195 runs.
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.
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