Mayank Agarwal named PBKS captain


Punjab Kings New captain: Punjab Kings have finally announced their new captain. Mayank Agarwal, who was retained for Rs 12 crore, has been chosen as skipper. In a message, he said: “I am honoured and happy to be leading Punjab Kings in IPL 2022. Let’s do it this time.” Follow IPL 2022 latest updates on InsideSport.IN

Punjab Kings New captain: IT’S OFFICIAL! Mayank Agarwal named new captain of Punjab Kings for IPL 2022- check out

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Mayank Agarwal, Captain, Punjab Kings said: “I have been at Punjab Kings since 2018 and I take a lot of pride in representing this fantastic unit. I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead the team. I take over this responsibility with utmost sincerity, but at the same time, I believe my job would be made easier with the talent we have at the Punjab Kings squad this season. We have some vastly experienced players in our ranks, along with many talented youngsters who are keen to grab the opportunity and run with it.”

Punjab Kings New captain: IT'S OFFICIAL! Mayank Agarwal named new captain of Punjab Kings for IPL 2022- check out, Follow IPL 2022 updates on InsideSport.IN
Punjab Kings New captain: IT’S OFFICIAL! Mayank Agarwal named new captain of Punjab Kings for IPL 2022- check out, Follow IPL 2022 updates on InsideSport.IN

“We have always taken to the field hoping to win the title and as a team, we will once again work towards this goal of lifting our maiden IPL trophy. I thank the team management for entrusting me with this new role of leading the side. I look forward to the new season and the new challenges it brings with it,” he added.

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The team management were earlier divided into two frames of mind between Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal but finally opted to go on the age factor.

 

Punjab Kings New captain: IT’S OFFICIAL! Mayank Agarwal named new captain of Punjab Kings for IPL 2022- check out

Agarwal, who is part of the Indian Test team, was one of the two players retained by Punjab Kings alongside young pacer Arshdeep Singh ahead of the mega auction earlier this month.

  • Agarwal had captained the team briefly last year when Rahul was injured.
  • He aggregated 400-plus runs in the past two seasons.
  • He had made his IPL debut in 2011 and has so far played 100 games.
  • The 31-year-old has also played 19 Tests and five ODIs for India.

Punjab Kings (PBKS) head coach Anil Kumble on Monday said he believes the appointment of batter Mayank Agarwal as the captain, will give the franchise a successful campaign in the Indian Premier League (IPL), 2022.

“Mayank has been an integral part of the side since 2018 and of the leadership group for the last two years. The new squad we selected at the recently concluded auction has exciting young talent and outstanding experienced players,” said Anil Kumble in an official release.

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“We want to create a strong foundation for the future with Mayank at the helm. He is hardworking, enthusiastic, a team player with all the attributes required of a leader. I look forward to working with him as captain and believe that he will lead this team to a successful campaign,” he added.

With a strong squad at their disposal, Punjab Kings are aiming to end their title drought in the IPL. Their only final appearance came way back in 2014. They finished sixth out of eight teams in the last three editions.

In the mega auction, Punjab Kings bought the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Shahrukh Khan, and Kagiso Rabada.

PUNJAB KINGS Full Squad: Players Bought By PBKS: (25 Overall – 7 Overseas) 86.55 Crore Spent / 3.45 Cr remaining

  • Retained: Mayank Agarwal (12 Cr) / Arshdeep Singh (4 Cr): PBKS New Buys on Saturday: Shikhar Dhawan (8.25 Cr) / Kagiso Rabada (9.25Cr) / Johny Bairstow (6.75 Cr) / Rahul Chahar (5.25 Cr) / Shahrukh Khan (9 Cr) / Harpreet Brar (3.8 Cr) / Jitesh Sharma (0.2 Cr) / Ishan Porel (0.25 Cr) / Prabhsimran Singh (0.6 Cr) New Buys on Sunday: Liam Livingstone (11.5 Cr) / Odean Smith (6 Cr) / Sandeep Sharma (0.5 Cr) / Raj Angad Bawa (2 Cr) / Rishi Dhawan (0.55 Cr) / Prerak Mankad (0.2 Cr) / Vaibhav Arora (2.0 Cr) / Baltej Singh (0.2 Cr) / Ansh Patel (0.2 Cr) / Writtick Chatterjee (0.2 Cr) / Ishan Porel (0.25 Cr) / Nathan Ellis (0.75 Cr) / Atharva Taide (0.2 Cr) / Bhanuka Rajapaksa (0.5 Cr) / Benny Howell (0.4 Cr)
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