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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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IPL 2021 PBKS vs DC

IPL 2021, Match 29: Shikhar Dhawan stars in Delhi's dominant win over Punjab Kings

Sports | May 02, 2021, 11:42 PM IST

Shikhar Dhawan's delightful 69 dwarfed Mayank Agarwal's unbeaten 99 as Delhi Capitals defeated Punjab Kings by seven wickets in the IPL on Sunday to go atop the points table.

India vs Bangladesh

1st Test, Day 2: Mayank double headlines India's domination over Bangladesh

Sports | Nov 15, 2019, 06:42 PM IST

At close of play, Jadeja and Umesh Yadav (25 batting), who once again hit three sixes to show his big-hitting prowess, were at the crease.

Opener Mayank Agarwal stamped his authority on a struggling

2nd Test: Mayank's ton powers India to 273/3 on Day 1

Sports | Oct 10, 2019, 05:14 PM IST

Along with Cheteshwar Pujara (58), Agarwal added 138 runs for the second wicket with minimum fuss, despite India losing Rohit Sharma's (14) wicket in the first hour itself.

India vs South Africa

1st Test, Day 2: Double centurion Mayank Agarwal puts India on top

Sports | Oct 03, 2019, 05:57 PM IST

Playing his first Test in India, Agarwal showed remarkable concentration and endurance for his monumental 215 off 371 balls that allowed the hosts to declare their first innings at 502 for seven in 136 overs.

Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal

India vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 1: Rohit, Mayank put India on top

Sports | Oct 02, 2019, 04:03 PM IST

Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten on 115 while Mayank scored 84* as India posted 202/0 on day one before rain stopped play.

India vs West Indies

2nd Test, Day 1: Vihari, Pant take India to 264/5 after Kohli and Mayank hit fifties

Sports | Aug 31, 2019, 06:30 AM IST

Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant struck an unbeaten partnership of 62 runs for the sixth wicket as India finished day one of the 2nd Test on 264/5 in Jamaica.

Cheteshwar Pujara played the anchor's role yet again with

4th Test, Day 1: Pujara's unbeaten ton, Mayank's fifty puts India in command

Sports | Jan 03, 2019, 01:51 PM IST

Leading 2-1 after the 137-run win in the Melbourne Test, India made a strong start by ending at 303/4 in 90 overs on Thursday.

India vs Australia

India vs Australia, 3rd Test: India post 215/2 to take control on Day 1

Sports | Dec 26, 2018, 01:37 PM IST

The MCG pitch turned out to be docile, ideal for someone making his Test debut as the Australian pacers had to bend their back to get the Kookaburra ball to rise sharply.