|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||15 January 2021 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 230)||5 February 2020 v New Zealand|
|Last ODI||29 November 2020 v Australia|
|Domestic team information|
|2011–2013||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2014–2016||Delhi Daredevils (squad no. 14)|
|2017||Rising Pune Supergiants|
|2018–present||Punjab Kings (squad no. 16)|
Source: Cricinfo, 15 January 2021
Mayank Anurag Agarwal (born 16 February 1991) is an Indian cricketer who plays as a right-handed top-order batsman. He made his international debut for the India cricket team on 26 December 2018 against Australia at the MCG.
Agarwal was born on 16 February 1991 in Mangalore. His father Anurag Agarwal is the CEO of the US$35 million healthcare company Natural Remedies. Agarwal studied at the Bishop Cotton Boys' School and Jain University in Bangalore, where he was teammates with K. L. Rahul and Karun Nair.
Agarwal 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.
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 October 2019, he was named in India C's squad for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy.
On 27 September 2020, Mayank scored his maiden Indian Premier League century for Kings XI Punjab against Rajasthan Royals in Sharjah Cricket Stadium. He scored 106 off 50 balls in the match but ended up on the losing side. He scored a total of 424 runs in 11 matches for Kings XI Punjab at an average of 38.54 in IPL 2020.
Agarwal became the 13th captain of the Punjab Kings on 2 May 2021, when he captained the team against Delhi Capitals in the absence of the regular captain KL Rahul, who had undergone appendicitis surgery. He scored a 99*, making him the third batsman in the IPL to score 99 not out, though ended up on the losing side.
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 ankle 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.
In October 2019, in the first Test match against South Africa, Agarwal scored his maiden century in Test cricket. He went on to convert his maiden test century into his first double hundred in a Test match, before being dismissed for 215 runs of 371 balls with 23 fours and 6 sixes. After hitting his 2nd Test hundred against South Africa, Agarwal became only the 2nd Indian opener after Virender Sehwag (2009-10) to score back to back centuries against South Africa. 
In November 2019, Mayank Agarwal hit his second double century in only his eighth Test match, at Indore against Bangladesh, recording his current highest score of 243 in 330 deliveries with eight sixes. He broke the record of Donald Bradman to become the second-fastest batsman to score two double hundreds, having achieved this in 12 innings. The following month, he was added to India's One Day International (ODI) squad for the series against the West Indies, replacing the injured Shikhar Dhawan. He was named in India's squad for their Test and ODI series against New Zealand.He made his ODI debut for India, against New Zealand, on 5 February 2020.In October 2020, Mayank was selected in the T20I, ODI and Test squad for the Australian tour. On 19 December 2020, in the first Test against Australia, he scored his 1,000th run in Test matches, becoming the third fastest Indian batsman to reach 1000 runs in Test.
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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