Batsman Mayank Agarwal was acquired by the Rising Pune Supergiants from Delhi Daredevils in the second trading window for IPL 2017, which is open from January 13 to 20. The move was the first trade of the season.
Agarwal first played in the IPL with Royal Challengers Bangalore for three seasons, from 2011 to 2013, before he was signed by Delhi Daredevils. He played 21 matches in three seasons for Daredevils and scored 355 runs at an average of 17.75. However, in the 2016 season, Agarwal played just three games, and scored 9, 10 and 8 at an average of 9.
Through the 2016 season, the Supergiants used three different opening partners with Ajinkya Rahane - Faf du Plessis, Saurabh Tiwary and Usman Khawaja. Du Plessis was ruled out of the tournament with a broken finger after six games.