Mayank Agarwal – Hero of Indian domestic season 2017-18

Mayank Agarwal 27 years old opening batsman from Karnataka. He was the part of 2010 Under-19s World Cup. He also got the place in India A but he struggled with his form. At the start of his career, he is known as the limited-overs specialist. Mayank Agarwal made his Ranji Trophy debut for Karnataka in the 2013-14 season.

Mayank-Agarwal-highestThis 2017-18 domestic season was fabulous for Mayank. He scored 1160 runs in Ranji Trophy with 5 centuries & 2 half-centuries with a highest of 304* against Maharashtra. In first two matches he only scored 31 runs with two ducks in 3 innings then after that he scored 5 hundred & 2 fifties in next 5 matches (8 innings). In the semi-final, he scored 15 & 3 against Vidarbha and Karnataka lost the match by 5 runs.

Assam 31
Hyderabad 0 & 0
Maharashtra 304*
Delhi 176 & 23
Uttar Pradesh 90 & 133*
Railways 173 & 134
Mumbai (QF) 78
Vidarbha (SF) 15 & 3

After successful Ranji Trophy season, Mayank Agarwal was looking to continue his performance in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. In 9 matches he scored 258 runs with 3 half centuries.

Goa 55
Andhra 2
Hyderabad 10
Tamil Nadu 13
Kerala 86
Punjab 6
Rajasthan 9
Jharkhand 0
Mumbai 77

Mayank Agarwal continued his performance in Vijay Hazare Trophy. He scored 109 against Baroda in the first match and he scored 714 runs with 3 hundred & 4 fifties with a highest of 140 against Hyderabad. His performance in knockout matches was fabulous as he scored 140, 81 & 90 in quarter-final, semi-final & final against Ht=yderabad, Maharashtra & Saurashtra respectively. His 90 against Saurashtra in the final gave Karnataka 3rd Vijay Hazare title in 5 years.

Baroda 100
Assam 84
Odisa 102
Punjab 28
Railways 89
Hyderabad (QF) 140
Maharashtra (SF) 81
Saurashtra (Final) 90

After his performance in Ranji Trophy & Syed Mushtaq Trophy, he was brought by Kings XI Punjab for 1 crore. With fabulous performance in the domestic circuit will he get a chance to open for Kings XI Punjab for IPL 2018. As his teammates from Karnataka KL Rahul, Karun Nair also Aaron Finch, Chris Gayle also part of Kings XI Punjab team so it might be difficult for Mayank Agarwal to get chance to open the inning for Kings XI Punjab.

But even after scoring more than 2000 runs in a domestic season still Deodhar Trophy & Irani Trophy remaining in the domestic season. He finishes with the most runs in an Indian domestic season even though he was not selected for the upcoming T20I tri-series in Sri Lanka. This tri-series will be the better stage to check bench strength. So if Mayank Agarwal was selected then that would be good for in-form Mayank Agarwal. Because after the period of 1-year Indian team will be playing World cup so Indian team won’t change much on the team so this tri-series will be useful for bench strength.

Most runs in a season

Player Runs 100/50 Season
Mayank Agarwal 2141 8/9 2017-18
Shreyas Iyer 1947 4/11 2015-16
Wasim Jaffer 1907 6/9 2008-09
A Sharma 1894 7/6 1994-95


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