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Mayank Agarwal Mayank Agarwal Height: 1.75m DOB: February 16, 1991

Mayank Agarwal, born in 1991 at Bangalore, is primarily an opening batsman and has been piling on the runs over the past few seasons. Agarwal came under the spotlight when he struck 432 runs at an average of 54 in five matches in the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy in 2008-09. He followed that up with a match-winning 160 for India Under-19s, in a one-dayer against Australia Under-19s in Hobart in 2009. He also had a great U-19 World Cup the following year but couldn't help India do well in the tournament. Following that, he gratuated to the India A and has been in and around the side. Agarwal made his Ranji Trophy debut for Karnataka in the 2013-14 season; he made his T20 debut in 2010-11 and List A debut in 2011-12 but has struggled for consistency. He was dropped for the entire 2014-15 season, which according to Rahul Dravid was a "wake-up call" for the opener. Since then, he has worked on his fitness and technique and scored his maiden first-class century the following season. He has been a traveler in the IPL and has played for Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rising Pune Supergiant and is currently playing for Kings XI Punjab. However, his form in domestic cricket has been sensational over the past two seasons but was overlooked by the selectors until last year, when Prithvi Shaw was ruled out due to an injury and he was called up for the last two Tests against Australia. Mayank made his Test debut against the Aussies in the Boxing Day Test and registered two scores over 70 in the first two Test matches he played. Mayank is expected to be India's No.1 choice opener along with Shaw for the upcoming future after the World Cup.

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ICC Men's Player of Month: Mayank Agarwal among three nominated

Cricket | Jan 08, 2022, 04:42 PM IST

With regular openers Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill and KL Rahul all missing games at some point last month, Agarwal grabbed the opportunity with both hands against New Zealand and South Africa.

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Dravid talks about understanding mind space, I worked on it in last one year, says Mayank Agarwal

Cricket | Dec 24, 2021, 02:56 PM IST

The 30-year-old from Karnataka had lost his place in the team after being ruled out of the first Test in England due to concussion.

India's Mayank Agarwal plays shot during the day three of their second test cricket match with NZ

Mayank has given lot of importance to self belief, says VVS Laxman

Cricket | Dec 10, 2021, 02:23 PM IST

Agarwal, who played the series in the absence of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma, failed in Kanpur but regained his form to score 150 and 62 in the second Test to win the 'Player of the Match' award.

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IND vs NZ: Mayank credits 'will' more than 'technique' to score runs

Cricket | Dec 07, 2021, 04:22 PM IST

Agarwal produced a 150-run knock in the first innings and followed that up with a 62-run innings to be adjudged player of the Match.

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IND vs NZ: It feels good to be back among the runs, says Mayank Agarwal

Cricket | Dec 06, 2021, 01:23 PM IST

The Indian opener says his focus is now on the South Africa tour which will start from December 26.

India's Mayank Agarwal (right) is attended by team physiotherapist Nitin Patel during the Day three

IND vs NZ: Openers Gill and Agarwal not taking field due to on-field injuries on Day 3

Cricket | Dec 05, 2021, 05:11 PM IST

Agarwal got hit on his right forearm while batting in the second innings on Day 3; Gill got a cut on his right middle finger while fielding on Saturday.

India's Mayank Agarwal celebrates scoring a century in Mumbai Test.

India vs New Zealand 2nd Test: Rahul bhai told me to make it big, says Mayank

Cricket | Dec 03, 2021, 07:32 PM IST

Agarwal, who has been in and out of the squad in recent times, scored a fine 120 under pressure on the opening day of the second Test before which he watched legendary Sunil Gavaskar's batting videos and slightly changed his stance.  

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India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Day 1 Match Report: Mayank hammers century, India score 221/4

Cricket | Dec 03, 2021, 06:26 PM IST

Agarwal (120 batting, 246 balls), who is all but certain to sit out once Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul come back during the next series (if South Africa then away, if West Indies then home), added to a happy headache for coach Rahul Dravid, on a day when vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane had to be "dropped" because of a hamstring niggle.  

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IND vs NZ: Mayank Agarwal excited to work with 'approachable' Dravid

Cricket | Nov 16, 2021, 01:22 PM IST

The opener is also looking forward to the upcoming two-Test series against New Zealand slated after the T20 series.

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PBKS vs RR: KL Rahul-Mayank Agarwal equal IPL record with fifth 100-run partnership

Cricket | Sep 21, 2021, 11:12 PM IST

The pair stitched a 120-run opening stand in 71 balls to provide a perfect start to Punjab's chase of 186

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ENG vs IND: Mayank Agarwal ruled out of first Test due to concussion

Cricket | Aug 02, 2021, 06:58 PM IST

In case he is unable to play, KL Rahul, who has mostly opened in Test matches but prefers a middle-order slot these days, could be asked to face the new ball first up.

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ENG vs IND | Mayank hit on head by Siraj short ball, may have to undergo concussion test

Cricket | Aug 02, 2021, 06:07 PM IST

In case he is unable to play, KL Rahul, who has mostly opened in Test matches but prefers a middle-order slot these days, could be asked to open.

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India in England: Pant still in isolation as all eyes on Mayank against County Select XI

Cricket | Jul 19, 2021, 04:40 PM IST

The match has been accorded first-class status, a first for India in many years since Mahendra Singh Dhoni took over captain

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ENG vs IND | Mayank Agarwal or KL Rahul? Deep Dasgupta picks India's opener for England Test series

Cricket | Jul 03, 2021, 04:22 PM IST

The Indian cricket team in England is fretting over the fitness of Gill who is doubtful for the first Test.

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ENG vs IND | Mayank Agarwal or KL Rahul? Wasim Jaffer picks India's opener in Shubman Gill's absence

Cricket | Jul 02, 2021, 01:01 PM IST

Jaffer, the highest run-scorer in Ranji Trophy cricket, also spoke about Gill's injury and said that it'll be a "big" blow for the youngster.

WTC Final: 'They will go with Rohit and Gill but..': Hesson names one Indian who should be considere

WTC Final: 'They will go with Rohit-Gill but..': Hesson names one Indian who should be in XI

Cricket | Jun 10, 2021, 04:57 PM IST

Former NZ coach Mike Hesson believes that Mayank Agarwal, who fell out of contention due to poor form and injuries, should also be considered in the XI. 

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NZ playing 3 Tests in short gap can be an issue; India should consider Agarwal as opener: Hesson

Cricket | Jun 09, 2021, 02:21 PM IST

The 46-year-old, who coached New Zealand from 2012-2018, also backed Rishabh Pant to provide the x-factor like he did on the memorable tour of Australia earlier this year and is in favour of a best of three WTC final in the long run.

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Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja gear up for WTC final; share picture in Team India's training jersey

Cricket | May 27, 2021, 08:25 PM IST

While the inaugural WTC will be played from June 18-22 in Southampton, the England series will start at Nottingham (Aug 4-8).

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IPL 2021 | Dhawan steals Agarwal's thunder as Delhi Capitals defeat Punjab Kings by seven wickets

Cricket | May 02, 2021, 11:27 PM IST

Shimron Hetmyer finished things off in style, smashing two sixes and a four against Riley Meredith in the 18th over as Delhi achieved the target with 14 deliveries to spare.

Mayank Agarwal tags Sanjay Bangar instead of Jasprit Bumrah's wife Sanjana in wedding post

Mayank Agarwal tags Sanjay Bangar instead of Jasprit Bumrah's wife Sanjana in post, meme fest begins

Trending | Mar 16, 2021, 03:47 PM IST

Indian cricketer Jasprit Bumrah got married to sports presenter Sanjana Ganesan in Goa on Monday. Indian cricketer Mayank Agarwal also congratulated him for the wedding. But the Indian batsman made a goof-up that started a meme fest on social media.

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