The India Under-19 opener becomes the first uncapped Indian player to sign for the Bangalore- based IPL team
With Manish Pandey yet to decide on which team he would like to play for in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have managed to get India under-19 opener and the lone centurion in 2010 Karnataka Premier League (KPL) Mayank Agarwal to sign in favour of the Bangalore based side.
Mayank, who was also approached by Mumbai Indians and Deccan Chargers, decided to sign for RCB and completed all the formalities at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai last week. Mayank, thus becomes the first uncapped player to be signed by RCB after the IPL auctions got over last week end in Bangalore.
In fact, Mayank was also part of the Rajasthan Royals team in the last IPL. He was selected from the Indian under-19 roster, but couldn’t manage to play even a single match for the Shane Warne led team.
Mayank, known for his aggressive style of batting was the player of the tournament in second edition of KPL. Infact he became only the second player after Manish Pandey to score a century in KPL. Pandey had scored a ton in the inaugural edition of KPL. Mayank’s addition to the team will give RCB an additional option for an opener in the IPL.
Meanwhile, Pandey is yet to decide on which team he wants to play for in IPL. As reported earlier, both RCB and Sahara Pune Warriors are keen on getting the services of the Pandey.