Mayank Agarwal: IPL has produced many new talents over all these years. Many young domestic talents have shown great class and form while playing alongside many cricketing legends. Despite the fact that the IPL is a shorter-format competition, it has established a platform for players in all three formats of the game.
Many young domestic talents have shown great class and form while playing alongside many gaming legends since 2011 and have represented various franchises. Mayank Agarwal is one such name that comes to mind when we discuss him.
Mayank has made 49 appearances for the Punjab Kings in 2019 and has been promising with 1393 runs scored, averaging nearly 30. After having let go of their best probable batter, KL Rahul, last year, Mayank was given a captaincy role in the side, but unfortunately, he could not deliver as a captain or a batsman, resulting in his release by the Kings before the 2022 mini-auction.
Let’s look at the top five teams that could bid for Mayank Agarwal in this year’s IPL mini-auction.
5. Chennai Super Kings
The CSK side has always been on the hunt for largely experienced players. Not only have the Super Kings retained their veterans, but they have also never shied away from spending money to add other experienced players.
Last year’s in-form batsman, Robin Uthappa, has been released by the CSK side, followed by his retirement. Now the Super Kings will be in the hunt for their number 3, and Mayank has shown his class as a first-down batsman. With his vast experience and great understanding of the game, Mayank can be a prime inclusion on the CSK side.
4. Gujarat Titans
The defending champions have struggled with both their opening and first-down options. Mayank Agarwalcan be a suitable batting partner with Subhman Gill and can also come in at 3 for the Titans to let their skipper play his natural role as a middle-order batsman. The Titans, after a convincing debut, would be looking forward to retaining their cup in this edition, and Mayank can be a great addition to their side.
3. Sunrisers Hyderabad
The Orange Army recently let go of their skipper Kane Williamson due to an unconvincing season last year. Now with the departure of Kane Williamson, the Sunrisers will be on the hunt for an opening partner alongside Abhishek Sharma.
Mayank Agarwal can be an ideal find for SRH, also keeping the right-left opening combination intact. With a star-studded overseas lineup in the squad, an experienced Indian batter like Mayank would be a good inclusion in the SRH squad.
2. Delhi Capitals
The Delhi side has some formidable names on its batting side in Warner, Shaw, and Pant, but what they lack is balance in their side. The power-packed batting lineup has struggled with their middle order, and finishers like Marsh and skipper Pant have had to be promoted up the order.
With an inclusion like Mayank Agarwal, the team would find a proper batter to keep the scoreboard ticking in the middle overs and would also set a platform for the big hitters to come and take on the bowling side.
1 Punjab Kings
Though the Kings parted ways with their captain before the 2022 auction, there is still a good chance that they can reclaim him for less than last year’s retained amount of Rs 40 crore.
Mayank Agarwal has sizzled with his performances for the Kings since 2019 and with not many Indian batting options in the squad, Mayank can be called back by the Kings as they would struggle to find an Indian top-order batting option.
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