Mayank Agarwal is a player has shown great stroke play and elegance from his early days. He came to limelight with his performances in the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy in 2008-09.
Mayank Agarwal scored a lot of runs In the 2010 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He started his IPL career in 2011 with Royal Challengers Bangalore. He made his debut in international cricket in the Test series against Australia in 2018.
Mayank Agarwal holds the record of scoring most runs in an Indian domestic season. In the 2017-18 season, he scored 2,141 runs across all formats.
Also see - Shikhar Dhawan Biography
In June 2018, Mayank Agarwal was awarded the Madhavrao Scindia Award for The Highest Run-Scorer in Ranji Trophy by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Mayank started his domestic career in the year 2010. In 2013, he made his first-class career debut against Jharkhand but in the future matches, he was not able to play as per his potential. In the 2014-15 Mayank suffered fitness issues and had to work on physical as well as mental strength. He came out of this phase strongly. In the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy, he scored a triple century while batting for Karnataka against Maharashtra. In the same month, he scores 1000 first-class runs.
These powerful batting performances made him the leading run-scorer in the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy as he ended the tournament with 1,160 to his name. He was also the leading run-scorer in the 2017-18 Vijay Hazare Trophy where he scored 723 runs in just eight matches. He scores 2,141 runs in the 2017-18 domestic season, which is the most by any batsman in an Indian domestic season. Following his excellent performance in Ranji and Vijay Hazare Trophy, he was named in India B’s squad for the 2018-19 Deodhar Trophy.
In 2011, he was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for IPl 2011. His performance in IPL was underwhelming. In 2014, he was bought by Delhi Daredevils and left them to join Rising Pune Supergiants in 2017. Following his excellent performance in the 2017-18 domestic season, a lot of the IPL teams were interested to pick him for 2018 IPL. He was finally picked up by Kings XI Punjab for the IPL auction price of Rs 1 crore.
Mayank Agarwal was named in India’s Test squad for the series against team West Indies in 2018 but didn’t play. His Test debut came against Australia in December 2018 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. He scored 76 runs in the first inning, highest by an Indian cricketer in Test debut in Australia and broke the 71 years old record of Dattu Phadkar. He replaced an injured Vijay Shankar in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Mayank’s father, Pranav Kumar Pandey is a builder and his brother, Raj Kishan used to play cricket at State Level. He got engaged to Aashita Sood in 2018.