Teams: Davangere Diamonds, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Karnataka, Delhi Capitals, South Zone, India A, India AT20, Belagavi Panthers, India, India B, India Blue, Rising Pune Supergiant, India Red, Hubli Tigers, Indian Board Presidents XI, Kings XI Punjab, Rest of India, Board Presidents XI
Mayank Agrawal is an Indian right-handed opening batsman. The 27-year-old from Bangalore, Karnataka, was part of India’s U-19 World Cup team in 2010. In the 2017-18 season of Ranji Trophy, he was the leading run-scorer with 1,160 runs in 8 matches for Karnataka. He also scored 723 runs in Vijay Hazare trophy the same year. He also made the record for the highest number of runs in an entire domestic season, with 2,141 runs under his belt across all formats in the 2017-18 season. Agarwal has so far scored 3,599 runs from 78 innings at an average of 50, with 8 centuries and 20 fifty-plus scores in his first-class career. He also has an impressive List-A record to his name, averaging nearly 49 at a strike rate of 100.
Agrawal made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) against Kochi Tuskers Kerala at Nehru Stadium in Kochi on April 9, 2011. After that, Agrawal also played for Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) and Rising Pune Supergiant. Currently, he plays for Kings XI Punjab, which bought him for Rs 1 crore in the IPL 2018 player auction. He has scored a total of 1,266 runs in 77 matches in IPL at an average of 18.34 and a strike rate of 128.13, with five fifties, his highest score in 68.
After an impressive show in domestic cricket, he was named in India’s Test squad against Windies, but he did not feature in the playing 11. Later, when Prithvi Shaw was ruled out of the Australia Test series, he was added to India’s Test squad. He made his Test debut against Australia in the Boxing Day Test (26 December 2018) and scored 76 runs in his first Test innings at 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 by Dattu Phadkar, at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 1947. He has so far scored 195 runs in 3 innings (2 matches) at an average of 65, including two half-centuries.